Value Chain Management

This business management programme integrates the technical and commercial approach to subjects like logistics and supply chain management.

About the Value Chain Management study programme

  • The programme is focused on applied skills and project management.

    Each semester covers a theme that will help you to understand the entire supply chain by the end the programme.

    All of the subjects will help you get a deeper understanding of the challenges in each theme. Every semester will finish with a semester project that will enable you to work with the theme in companies all over the world.

    1st semester: Market oriented supply chain management

    The first semester will give you the basic skills you will need regardless of your field of practice. Courses include Marketing management, Supply chain management, Inventory management and Production technology. 

    2nd semester: Market demand and production planning

    This semester will build on the previous semester's subjects. You will also be confronted with problem situations from real companies and organizations. 

    3rd semester: Flow and optimisation

    In the third semester, you will develop detailed knowledge in areas such as Quality management, Innovation and production optimization. You will learn to integrate this knowledge into new ways of reaching goals or solving problems. 

    4th semester: Value chain optimisation

    You will study advanced courses within Design of value chains, Investment and finances as well as Strategic management. The scope and complexity of the courses will enhance your unique Value Chain Management skills. 

    5th semester: Internship

    During this semester, you will do a internship in a company in Denmark or abroad. The internship gives you the opportunity to acquire invaluable work experience in a challenging environment and to put into practice the knowledge you have gained during your studies. 

    6th semester: Change processes and Specialisation

    You will be choosing from different electives courses depending on your interests and line of specialisation. Courses will include process consulting and relations, and you will prepare for your final project - the Bachelor project. 

    7th semester: Bachelor project

    The bachelor project should reflect your skills within Value Chain Management. Your project should also reflect your abilities to combine the various disciplines that you have learned during the programme.

    The educational programme starts with a commencement of studies exam

    You are required to sit and pass an exam in order to continue on the Value Chain Management programme no later than one month after studies have started.

    The aim of the commencement of studies exam is to identify and exclude inactive students from the programme.

    You can read more about the commencement of studies exam in the curriculum.

  • Admission requirements

    • Upper secondary school leaving certificate/high school exam, or
    • The International or the European Baccalaureate

    Specific admission requirements

    In addition to the admission requirements, all applicants must also meet the following specific admission requirements:

    • Mathematics equivalent to a Danish B-level (min. 250 hours*) and
    • English equivalent to a Danish B-level (min. 210 hours*)

    * 1 hour = 60 minutes study hours during the final three years in upper secondary school.

    Applicants must have passed the above-mentioned subject with a minimum average weighted grade score of 02. If you are applying with a foreign exam, your grades will be converted into Danish grades.

    Non-Danish applicants must include a copy of the original exam certificate and a transcript of records plus a state-authorised translation of the before mentioned documents in either Danish or English. 

    Admissions levels

    See last year’s admissions levels via UddannelsesGuiden.dk under the tab "Professionshøjskolen VIA University College" (only in Danish).

    Admission with special permission

    If you do not fulfil the entry requirements, you can apply for admission with special permission. Read more here

    Verification form

    Applicants who hold a non-Danish entry qualification must fill in the verification form in order to verify the hours of instruction of every needed subject during the final three years of upper secondary school as well as last received grade. This helps us convert your qualifications to Danish levels. The verification form must be stamped and signed by your previous school in order to be accepted. The form must be submitted with your application at optagelse.dk.

    Download verification form (pdf)

    You can visit the website of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science to find help or to have your qualification evaluated by the Ministry before applying.

    English proficiency certificates

    All applicants will have to document English equivalent to a Danish B-level with a minimum average weighted grade score of 3.0 (min. 210 hours, 1 hour = 60 minutes during the final three years in upper secondary school). Use the verification form for this. The grades from the applicant’s High School Diploma will be converted into Danish grades.

    Please note: In cases where applicants cannot meet the Danish B-level requirement or grade conversion is not possible, the applicant may provide other documentation. Please find an overview of accepted language test certificates and test scores here.  

    Assessment of your application

    All applicants applying before 15 March, 12:00 noon will be assessed based on the following:

    • Exam results from previous studies
    • Work experience ((a minimum of 30 hours work per week for at least 3 months)
    • Please upload Employers Declaration (pdf) at optagelse.dk 
    • Stays abroad (for a consecutive period of minimum 3 months)
    • Relevant courses of at least 6 months duration e.g. preparation courses for refugees and immigrants
    • General motivation

    You can apply for the Value Chain Management programme via quota 1 or quota 2. The Value Chain Management programme enrolls 35 percent from quota 2 and 65 percent from quota 1.

    Credit transfer

    Students who have completed relevant study activities at an institution of higher education may be allowed to transfer their credits to VIA, which may exempt the student from exams/courses of a study programme.

    Read more about credit transfer at VIA University College.

    NB: We reserve the right not to create classes in the event of too few applicants.

  • Apply online through optagelse.dk. The application portal opens on 1 February every year. 

    Step-by-step guides on how to apply:

    EU applicants

    Non-EU applicants

    Danish applicants

     

    The area code for the programme is:

    Horsens 44310
    Aarhus 44315

    Application deadlines

    The application portal opens on 1 February every year.

    Deadline for international applicants is 15 March at 12 noon. Find deadlines for Danish applicants here

    Available study places

    Any available study places will be published on 28 July here.

  • Fees and tuition

    Whether you need to pay tuition fee or not depends on several criteria. For further information, go to the Tuition Fees page

    Payment schedule and Terms of Payment Value Chain Management (pdf)

    Terms and agreements

    Terms and agreements between partners and VIA University College can be seen in the different contracts under:

    Code of Conduct (pdf)

  • Doing a internship is a great way to get first-hand work experience and to gain access to the best graduate jobs. 

    Since this is a professional bachelors degree programme, you are required to do a internship in the 5th semester. This will allow you to apply theory to real-world business tasks and also to practice a number of valuable skills. 

    Benefits

    You will benefit from working in a real-life environment and gain professional experience relevant to your future career as a Value Chain Manager. 

    The internship will also make you more employable. When they look for graduates to fill vacancies, employers prefer candidates who are ready to work and "plug and play." 

    The internship has a dual purpose. You will get familiar with your professional future while you are still preparing for it, and you will make good contacts with employers within your field of study. 

    Where is your internship located?

    You do the internship in a company of your choice in Denmark or abroad. 

    Duration

    The minimum period allowed for a internship is 20 weeks of full-time work. Further information about internship in Students on work placement (pdf).

  • The hallmark of the programme is the international focus and the inter-disciplinary skills that will make you attractive to a wide range of companies. 

    Career counselling and events 

    Career Service Centre at VIA offers a range of services to students. You can make an appointment at Carrer Service Centre for advice on writing a good CV and Cover Letter, updating your LinkedIn profile and searching for jobs and internships.

    The career centre also organises events where you can meet company representatives face-to-face in order to find a job, internship, project work or a full-time job related to your field of study.

    Further education

    Following your graduation, you may complement your bachelor’s degree with a master pro-gramme at Danish or international universities or business schools. The terms of admission vary depending on the specific programmes. 

    You may also apply for one of the diploma programmes at VIA University College. 

    Double-degree programmes

    Our double-degree programme also offers the possibility of obtaining two degrees in almost the same time as it would take to do two separate degrees.

  • A study abroad experience provides global insight and perspective.

    To enrich the study experience and nurture cultural diversity on campus, we encourage our students to study abroad and welcome foreign students from partner institutions. 

    VIA University College has cooperation agreements with approximately 200 institutions in 33 countries in Europe as well as overseas. 

    This means that you have the opportunity to choose to study for one semester at one of our partner institutions in another country. 

    You may also choose to do your internship in an international company in another part of the world. Both options give you the opportunity to experience the way of life in another culture. 

    Today's business world is a global marketplace, and so having a study abroad experience can be a positive for your CV.

  • Need help before applying?

    The student counsellor can help you with: 

    Questions about various VIA study programmes within technology and business, admission requirements, selection criteria and admission procedures. 

    Contact our student counsellor:

    Kirsten Samsøe Teilmann
    T: +45 87 55 36 66
    E: kste@via.dk

    You are also welcome to contact us if you have any general questions about VIA

    Horsens

    VIA Value Chain Management
    Banegårdsgade 2 
    DK - 8700 Horsens 

    T: +45 87 55 00 20
    E: horsens@via.dk

    Opening hours

    Lines are open:
    Monday - Thursday at 07:45 – 15:30
    Friday at 07:45 – 14:30 

    Aarhus

    VIA Value Chain Management
    Ceresbyen 24
    DK - 8000 Aarhus C 

    T: +45 87 55 00 10
    E: stud.info@via.dk

    Opening hours

    Lines are open:
    Monday - Thursday at 09:00-13:00 
    Friday at 10:00-12:00

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