Bachelor degree // Study in English

Business Management across Europe

If you want an international career within trade, management and marketing, and if you would like to study abroad for some years, then this programme is for you.

During this programme, you study in three different countries - one year in each. The first year is at IBA, and the second at UC Leuven-Limburg (University College Leuven-Limburg) in Belgium. In your third year, there is a choice of several universities in the UK and France.


  • This programme is no longer offered.
  • Admission requirements: Equivalent to a Danish upper secondary education incl. maths and English.
  • Duration: 3 years, 180 ECTS.
  • Tuition: Year 1: No tuition fee for EU/EEA students. Others DKK 68,000 // Year 2: Euro 890 for all // Year 3: Euro 6,400/GBP 7,800-8,600 for all.

For more detailed information about tuition fees please visit this website.


You will get first-hand experience with languages and cultures. You will learn how these aspects play an important role in international business, thereby advancing your international profile considerably.

As a graduate of the BA in Business Management across Europe, you can find employment in management and marketing within Danish and international companies.

This Bachelor is a 3-year full-time programme, developed by IBA in cooperation with international partner universities, and it consists of compulsory subjects, electives, an internship and a final exam project.

What you learn

With the Bachelor in Business Management across Europe, you learn about marketing, management, communication and economics in the European context, and you will learn about which factors play important roles in trading among European countries.

Additionally, you will learn about law, ethics, and psychology, in order to be able to analyse differences and equalities.

At IBA International Business Academy, we work with various methods for learning and teaching. For instance, regular classes, group work, lectures, visitors from relevant businesses, case studies, themes, project weeks, etc. It means that your weeks in school are not all the same, and you will experience the kind of real life challenges that you're bound to encounter when getting your first job.

All teaching and all exams are in English.

The international opportunity

What makes this degree special is the opportunity to gain valuable skills and first-hand understanding of the culture, society, business and social environment in three different countries. You share experiences and form lasting friendships with a dynamic and ambitious group of fellow students, all seeking something extra from their degree studies.

When you apply for the BA in Business Management across Europe, you enroll at AP Degree in Marketing Management program at IBA.

In order to participate in the BA in Business Management across Europe program, you have to study 3 years in three different countries. It is required to complete the 3rd semester at UCLL in Leuven, Belgium.

During the 4th semester you can either complete your internship in Belgium or somewhere else in the world.

After completion of the 2nd year, you have the opportunity to choose between institutions in the UK or France, where you complete the final year of the program.

Career opportunities

With this degree, your typical career possibilities are within management and marketing, especially in companies with a strong multinational profile.

Structure of the programme

Year 1 – IBA, Kolding:

Marketing and Sales - 20 ECTS  
Economics - 15 ECTS
Communication - 10 ECTS 
Organisation - 10 ECTS
Business Law - 5 ECTS

Year 2 - KH Leuven, Belgium:

Advertising - 3 ECTS  
Consumer Psychology - 3 ECTS
Sustainability and Business - 3 ECTS
Strategic Marketing - 4 ECTS  
Sales Management - 3 ECTS
Market Research - 6 ECTS
Public Relations - 3 ECTS  
Academic Writing - 3 ECTS
Project - 3 ECTS
Internship (12 weeks) - 17 ECTS 
International Internship (14 weeks- no Project) - 20 ECTS
Management Report - 7 ECTS

Foreign language (electives- choose 1):  
Business French: basic - 5 ECTS
Business French: intermediate - 5 ECTS
Business German: basic - 5 ECTS 
Business Spanish: basic - 5 ECTS

Year 3:

Courses depend on which university you choose.

These are your choices:

  • ESC Rennes School of Business, FR
  • Coventry University, UK
  • London South Bank University, UK
  • University of Worcester, UK

For more information, please visit:

Study environment and teaching method at IBA

Teaching takes place in classes comprising between 25 and 35 students, giving you an excellent opportunity to enjoy a good social life with your fellow students. You will experience teaching approaches emphasising theory as well as practice.

The instruction is based on projects, many of which are carried out in cooperation with local and national businesses, and the tasks are normally carried out in groups. You must be prepared to make an independent effort and to cooperate with your fellow students.

Some of the project tasks, and the final project in particular, are independent tasks, carried out on the basis of the theory that you have learned.  The projects should be based on specific cases from businesses, insofar as this is possible. You will be given good advice and constructive criticism along the way.


The programme includes a 14-week compulsory internship during semester 4. Typically it is taken in the Brussels region, but it can be taken anywhere in the world. You are responsible for finding your internship yourself, or you can make use of our network in Denmark or abroad.

Further education

With successful completion of this degree, you can automatically progress to a master’s level degree at the participating universities and many other universities throughout the world.

Admission requirements

To be accepted to the programme, you must have an education equivalent to a Danish upper secondary education, or relevant vocational education is required. English and mathematics must be included.  

For more information about non-Danish entry qualifications, please visit the website of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Mathematics or Business Economics

Mathematics B-level or Business Economics B-level is required in order to apply for the Bachelor in Business Management across Europe.

The Mathematics B-level is represented by 250 hours during the last three years of upper-secondary school (equivalent to the Danish B-level of a Danish upper-secondary examination).

The Business Economics B-level is represented by 225 hours during the last three years of upper-secondary school (equivalent to the Danish B-level of a Danish upper-secondary examination).

English language

Students from Denmark must have passed English at a level equivalent to a Danish Upper Secondary education B-level. The English B-level is represented by 210 hours during the last three years of upper-secondary school (equivalent to the Danish B-level of a Danish upper-secondary examination).

Students from all other countries must present a recognised international English test, with a result equivalent to or better than:

IELTS: 6.0
TOEFL Paper: 550
TOEFL Computer: 213
TOEFL Internet-based: 79 (minimum 19 in all sections)
Cambridge test: CAE A, B or C
Oxford Online Placement test: B2 (min. 70 in each part)

Excepted from the requirement of the English test are native English speakers, and applicants holding Nordic entrance exams.

How to apply

This programme is no longer offered.


The basic application process for the programme is the same as for the AP Degree in Marketing Management. In addition, applicants must fill in a special BME registration form (Word) and upload it to the system as well as send it to together with the signed signature page.

Please note that all applicants must write a motivation letter.

Application fee

As from the summer intake 2017, all non-EU citizens without a Danish permanent residence permit must pay an application fee of 750 DKK. IBA must receive the application fee before the application deadline, otherwise your application will not be evaluated. The application fee will not be deducted in any form, it is not a guarantee for admission and it is not refundable if the student is not admitted. 

The application fee must be paid online HERE.

Please send the payment receipt along with your signature page/application to

Summer intake

All applications must be made online at Area admission number: 79265.

In order to have the best chance of acceptance on to the chosen study programme, EU/EAA applications should be made no later than March 15 at 12:00 noon (Central European Time) for autumn intake. Applications made after that date will be considered subject to course availability.

International (non-EU/EAA) students requiring a visa must apply no later than March 15 at 12:00 noon (Central European Time).

Danish students must apply no later than July 5 at 12:00 noon (Central European Time).

Applicants without a Danish CPR number

Applicants who do not have a Danish CPR (civil registration number) will be required to provide an e-mail address in order to have their application profile registered. Once this is done, a direct link to the login page will be sent to the e-mail provided. With this login the applicant will be able to start the application process. The system will automatically create a temporary CPR for the applicant. The e-mail address and temporary CPR will be used to identify the applicant both within the application system and by the International Business Academy. Please do not change your e-mail address during the application process.

Applicants must submit the application form and upload all available enclosures on before March 15 at 12:00 noon (Central European Time). Any enclosures not yet available (eg. English test, upper secondary diploma) may be uploaded up to July 5 at 12:00 noon when the application system closes. If you receive your upper secondary diploma after this date, please send to

Signature page (VERY IMPORTANT!)

When the application is submitted, the applicant must use the special print icon to print the “signature page(s)” which contains a unique code.

The applicant must sign and send this signature page(s) to all the programme(s) she/he applies for. Without this signature page we will NOT be able to see, download and consider the application!

Signature pages to International Business Academy must be sent to If the applicant applies via a recruiting agency, the name/stamp of the agency should be visible on the signature page. The signature page must be sent for all priorities.

Here is a complete guide to the application system.

Applicants with Danish CPR number

If the applicant already has a Danish CPR number, she/he must use this to log on to the application system instead of an e-mail address. The applicant will not receive the signature page and will not have to do anything after having submitted the application and enclosures.

You can find a complete guide to the application system (PDF).

Application checklist

Please make sure that you upload the following documents with your application:

  • Transcript of records (last 3-4 years from upper secondary school, copy of original and English translation)
  • Upper secondary diploma (if the applicant hasn’t graduated yet, the diploma can be uploaded/sent later).
  • Documentation for English language skills
  • Motivation letter 
  • References (if any)
  • Copy of passport
  • Verification form

Please do not upload documentation/diplomas that are not required!

All enclosures must be uploaded as soon as possible. The sooner we receive all documents, the sooner we can start considering the application. The application system will automatically inform us of any new uploads so applicants do not need to contact us about this.

Acceptance letters

Conditional acceptance letter
Students will receive Conditional acceptance letters shortly after the application deadline (March 15 for EU/EEA and non-EU students // July 5 for Danish students) and continuously afterwards.

Final acceptance letter
The final acceptance letter will be sent at the end of July, after we receive all diplomas/necessary documents.

Financial issues

Tuition fees

Year 1: No tuition fee for EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA Students: DKK 68,000.

Year 2: Euro 890 for all.

Year 3: Euro 6,400/GBP 7,800-8,600 for all.

For more detailed information about tuition fees, please visit this website.


The study period at IBA is entitled to the Danish state education support (SU). Read more here.

Lecturers at IBA

  • Gitte Reeckmann Larsen
    Gitte Reeckmann Larsen
    Senior Lecturer
  • Inga Beckmann
    Inga Beckmann
    Senior Lecturer
  • Ivan Hassinggaard
    Ivan Hassinggaard
    Senior Lecturer
  • Oksana Jørgensen
    Oksana Jørgensen
    Senior Lecturer
  • Ole Mehlsen
    Ole Mehlsen
    Senior Lecturer
  • Nikolaj Svensson
    Nikolaj Svensson

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  • Alla Rozova
    Alla Rozova
    International Coordinator – Recruitment, Admission (EU/EEA students) and Confucius Institute