Top-up bachelor (Honours) // Study in English

International Business

The full-time top-up BA (Honours) International Business degree has been developed by IBA in co-operation with Coventry University, UK.

The programme encourages the development of a range of specific business knowledge and skills, as well as that of critical attitudes towards change and enterprise that reflect the dynamic business environment and the need for adaptability of business graduates.


  • Study start: 01. September 2020 Application deadline: 01. July 2020
  • Duration: 1 year, 120 CATS (equivalent to 60 ECTS)
  • Tuition: 64,000 DKK + books approximately 4,000 DKK

The programme is developed, delivered and assessed by IBA, it is awarded and quality assured by Coventry University. The programme leads to a Coventry University degree award.

The educational aims of the programme are:

  • To develop a range of transferable skills, competencies, and independent lifelong learning skills valuable in employment and career development in international areas.
  • To reflect business practice within the international context and with an emphasis, where appropriate, on the application of theory to practice.
  • To demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the international business environment, business strategy, and the key functions of business organisations.
  • To develop the ability to assess and evaluate critically the global business context, as well as synthesize and evaluate various solutions for the resolution of global problems and issues.
  • To enable students to develop, or enhance, careers in the international business arena.
  • To enable students to enter postgraduate programmes.

Programme content

Principles of Strategy – 20 CATS
Management of E-Commerce – 20 CATS
Academic English for International Business – 10 CATS
International Human Resource Management – 20 CATS
International Logistics – 20 CATS
International Marketing – 20 CATS
Understanding International Business – 10 CATS
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Admission requirements

The normal requirement for this one-year top-up BA programme is a minimum two years post-secondary education (AP degree from Denmark or equivalent) or 240 CATS (APL with 120 credits at level 1 and 120 credits at level 2) obtained in a business related area. Additionally, it will require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

How to apply

The full-time top up International Business programme only has summer intake.

Application fee

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 for Autumn intake must be paid online HERE

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

Summer intake

When applying for the summer intake, you need to fill in the application form here.

All attachments to your application must be submitted together with the application form no later than the application deadline.

Application deadline: July 1.

See the admission process in detail.

Application checklist

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

  • Transcript of records and diploma (AP degree or other education)
  • Documentation for English language skills
  • Motivation letter 
  • References (if any)
  • Copy of passport
  • High school diploma - only if you apply with an education from another country

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


  • Peter Waring Lei
    Peter Waring Lei
    Programme Manager
  • Franziska Feigl
    Franziska Feigl
    Programme Administrator
  • Alla Rozova
    Alla Rozova
    International Coordinator – Recruitment, Admission (EU/EEA students) and Confucius Institute