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 course 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: 12. September 2022 Application deadline: 30 June 2022 at 12:00 CET for Non-EU applicants // 15 August 2022 at 12:00 CET for DK/EU/EEA/Swiss applicants
  • Admission requirements: AP Degree or equivalent to minimum of two years’ post-secondary education in Business-related subjects (120 ECTS or 240 CATS), incl. English proficiency level equivalent to min. IELTS 6.0
  • Duration: 1 year, 120 CATS (NQF/EQF Level 6)
  • Tuition: All students regardless of their citizenship – from DKK 64,000


Mode of study
Full-time, on campus

Language of instruction


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

The educational aims of the course 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 courses.

Course 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.

Why Coventry?

Coventry University is a global, modern university with a mission of Creating Better Futures. Founded by entrepreneurs and industrialists in 1843 as the Coventry School of Design the university continues to have strong links with the public and private sector, providing job-ready graduates with the skills and creative thinking to improve their communities. Coventry University's students are part of a global network that has 50,000 learners studying Coventry University degrees in more than 40 different countries worldwide. In recent years the university has won many awards and vastly improved their rankings in the league tables that matter to students.

Top 7 reasons to study with Coventry University

Shortlisted for University of the Year - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Ranked 38th in UK by the Guardian - Guardian University Guide 2022

Ranked 51st in UK by the Times - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

No.3 in UK for students overseas - Based on in-person delivery of TNE Programmes with an overseas institution, HESA data 2020/21

Top 100 in World for ‘international outlook - THE World University Rankings 2022

5 QS Stars Overall Rating - QS Stars University Ratings

70% of Coventry University’s Research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent - Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Application Procedure and Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • You must normally have successfully completed a minimum of 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.

The following Danish AP courses give direct access to this top-up:

  • AP Marketing Management
  • AP Logistics Management
  • AP Service, Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • AP Commerce Management
  • AP Design, Technology & Business

English language proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or higher.

Applicants must submit a valid, recognised international English proficiency test.

Read about our English requirements, accepted certificates and exemptions.

  • All applicants eligible for admission to the course will have to complete an online admission interview. If the applicant does not show up for the interview, the application will not be considered further.
  • Relevant professional experience will be considered in evaluation of applications.

Non-standard applications may be considered for entry to the course and will be at the discretion of the Course Manager.

Application procedure

You can apply for the Top-up BA (Honours) in International Business course only for summer intake.

All applications must be made through the online application form here*. 

*Please note that we will not accept applications or any documentation containing personal information via e-mail.

All applicants are required to pay an application fee before their application can be processed by IBA. Read more about the application fee.

All required documentation must be attached to your application in the system by the given deadline:

  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants must apply no later than 30 June 2022, 12:00 CET
  • EU/EEA/Swiss applicants must apply no later than 15 August 2022, 12:00 CET

Study start is 12 September 2022.

If you have questions in connection with admission, you can contact our International Admission Office via email, at

Necessary documentation – application checklist

You must attach documentation to support the information mentioned in your application. All relevant documentation must be attached to your application in the system by the above-stated application deadline.

Mandatory documentation:

  • Upper Secondary School Diploma and Transcripts of records (copy of original and translation)
  • AP Degree or equivalent and Transcripts of records with min. 120 ECTS or 240 CATS (copy of original and translation).

If you have not finished your degree at the time of application, you must provide detailed Transcripts of records, mentioning the expected date of graduation.

Optional documentation:

If you want to make your application more competitive and be assessed on additional qualifications, you can provide the following documentation:

  • Other relevant educational activity (higher education, relevant supplementary training/courses)
  • Relevant work experience, incl. internships and compulsory military service (max. 12 months)
  • Voluntary unpaid work
  • Other activities, such as stays abroad.
Financial matters

Tuition fee

All applicants regardless of their citizenship must pay tuition fee for the course.

The tuition fee for the courseis DKK 64,000 for the full programme.

The fee includes all teaching and exams, learning support and administrative costs. The tuition fee does not include the cost of visa, books, accommodation, food, international travel or local transportation. Students admitted to the study programme are required to purchase the recommended book package before or upon arrival at IBA.


We do not offer scholarships for this course.

The course is not entitled to the Danish State Education Support (SU). Read more at

Residence permit as a student and EU Residence

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, you normally need to apply for a Residence Permit to attend the full-time studies, prior your arrival in Denmark. Read more about residence and work permit as a student.

If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, you do not need to apply for a residence permit, but must instead apply for an EU residence document after your arrival in Denmark. Read more about EU residence here.


  • Jens Jørgen Nielsen
    Jens Jørgen Nielsen
    Senior Lecturer
  • Kalpana Shrivastava
    Kalpana Shrivastava
  • Klaus Münter Rasmussen
    Klaus Münter Rasmussen
  • Mahdokht Sedaghat
    Mahdokht Sedaghat


  • Peter Waring Lei
    Peter Waring Lei
    Course Director
  • Franziska Feigl
    Franziska Feigl
    Course Administrator
  • Mathew Haworth Severance
    Mathew Haworth Severance
    International Coordinator, Recruitment & Admission
  • Anna Barseghyan
    Anna Barseghyan
    International Coordinator, Recruitment & Admission
  • IBA International Admission Office
    IBA International Admission Office
    Recruitment and admission