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Study Business & Communication for one or two semesters

VIA Business and Communication


Gain useful international experience and boost your future career by studying business and communication abroad.

About the programme

  • Facts

    Title: Business and Communication Exchange Programme 

    Duration of the programme: 1 or 2 semesters (at least 30 ECTS per. semester)

    Programme start: February and August

    Academic calendar: Spring semester 2018 (pdf) and Autumn semester 2018 (pdf)

    Study location: Horsens. Read more about Campus Horsens 

    Language: The programme is taught in English

    See our Course Catalogue

    Fact sheet: Fact Sheet for Partner Institutions of VIA University College (pdf)

  • Structure and content

    You will primarily learn business theory through practical assignments

    Studying one or more semesters outside your home university offers a number of benefits, such as a fresh academic approach, improved intercultural communication skills, and the ability to adapt and be flexible to new circumstances.

    We offer a variety of bachelor courses taught in English for students whose ambition is a job as a business manager in the industry or in the public sector.

    Teaching style

    Teaching is structured around class tutorials, assignments, lab exercises and workshop practice.

    Classes are small in order to allow group discussions and provide individualised attention. Focus is on active, student-centred learning to develop critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

    Theory in classroom sessions is taught in the form of applied problem-based projects, preparing you for the working world.
    Read more in our Course Catalogue

    Project work

    Many exchange students do a project. Project work is a way of incorporating real-life contexts into the study programmes. Typically, students work in teams of four on a problem that they would like to analyse and solve - sometimes in cooperation with a company.

    By working in teams, students will learn how to collaborate in a multicultural environment, how to cooperate with others who have different skills, and how groups can be mobilized to address real-life business problems.

    Evaluation and exams

    Your learning outcome will be assessed according to your performance on in-course assignments, tests, presentations and written and oral examinations. The varied assessment methods support your in developing skills which you can benefit from in your future career.

    Examinations are organised as individual tests assessed by external or internal examiners. An external examiner appointed by the Danish Ministry of Education will participate in external examinations. For internal examinations, the assessment will be done by lecturers appointed by VIA University College.


  • Enrolment

    You must have an English B2 level to attend the programme

    Before you begin the exchange programme at VIA University College, you must have completed the first two years of a Bachelor Degree at your home university.

    We work in close cooperation with your home university to ensure that each course you complete successfully at VIA University College is credited at your home university.

    Documentation of your current English language level

    If English is not your first language, you will need to provide documentation of your English language level. VIA University College requires that you have an English level of B2 or higher (certificate is required), as you must be able to understand spoken English when following courses and be able to write assignments and reports in English.

    As documentation, we accept confirmation of a B2 level from your home institution or one of the following internationally recognised language tests: TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or the Cambridge ESOL test. For more information, please see:
    Information about VIA Language Assessment Centre

    Read about credit transfer at VIA University College.

  • How to apply

    There are two application deadlines every year, in May and November

    When your home university has nominated you for exchange at VIA School of Business, Technology & Creative Industries, we will send you further information and a link to our online application system. 

    Application deadlines

    • Autumn semester (August to January): 1 May
    • Spring semester (February to June): 1 November

    Erasmus+ Learning Agreement for Studies:

    The learning agreement signed by your home institution must be sent to:

    International coordinator
    Lise Hjerrild

    Upon receipt of your application

    We will return the signed Erasmus+ Learning Agreement for Studies together with an admission letter when we have approved your application.

    You can book a place to live at You’ll find living spaces in a variety of categories and at a range of prices. As soon as you have booked a place to live, you will receive an email from Drosselbo. The mail will contain practical information such as where you should go to get the key to your residence when you arrive in Horsens.

    Read more about accommodation

    Before your arrival, we will send you information concerning where to go on the first day of class as well as on and activities during the first days.

  • Fees and tuition

    Usually exchange students do not pay tuition fees

    Exchange students pay no tuition fee if they come from:

    • Institutions which have signed a Bilateral Agreement on the exchange of students with VIA University College
    • Countries which are full members of the EU or from Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein

    If you have any questions please contact our International Coordinator Lise Hjerrild, E:

  • Student counselling

    Need help before applying?

    Our International coordinator Lise Hjerrild can help you with questions about various VIA study programmes within business and communication, admission requirements, selection criteria and admission procedures.

    Contact our International coordinator Lise Hjerrild, E:

  • Contact

    You are welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

    VIA University College
    Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4
    DK - 8700 Horsens
    T: +45 87 55 40 00 

    Opening hours:

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

    Find us on Google Maps.

    Read about Campus Horsens.

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Campus Horsens

The Business and Communication programme is located at Campus Horsens
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Teaching style

In Denmark, teaching is based on interaction between lecturers and students.