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Learn to improve value chains in global businesses

VIA Value Chain Management


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

About the programme

  • Facts

    Title: Bachelor of Value Chain Management 

    Duration of the programme: 3½ years (210 ECTS). Full-time course of study. 

    Programme start: August. 

    Study location: Horsens or Aarhus. Read more about Campus Horsens and Campus Aarhus C.  

    Language: The programme is taught in English

    Curriculum: See current and former curricula

    Executive order: See the executive order (only in Danish). 

    See the study activity model 

    See average grade and statistics of VIAs programmes (only in Danish) 


  • Structure and content

    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.

  • Enrolment

    Get information about the requirements for Danish and international students.

    Requirements for Danish students

    Danish students need an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (STX, HF, HHX, HTX, EUX) with B-level English (the levels referred to on this page refer the Danish levels) and B-level mathematics. You must have passed English B and mathematics B with a minimum mark of 02.

    All applications will be evaluated individually. The following criteria are used when assessing the applications received:

    • Exam results from previous studies
    • Work experience (a minimum of 30 hours work per week for at least 3 months)
    • Relevant work experience (e.g. work in sales, marketing, logistics, transportation, communication, economics)
    • Other work experience
    • 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

    Qualified applicants may be called for a personal interview, if possible. 

    Equivalent qualifications

    Each semester contains a complete and partial learning sequence with its own exams. This means it is possible for students to complete parts of the study programme with documented equivalent qualifications from another Danish or foreign educational institution.

    Requirements for graduated Logistikøkonom/Logistics Management

    If you are a graduate from Erhvervsakademi Lillebælt as Logistikøkonom/Logistics Management please contact the student counsellor for more information:

    Requirements for international students

    You must be able to provide upper secondary school examination certificates and diplomas (please also send a copy of transcript of records translated to English). 

    The International and the European Baccalaureates. These certificates must provide evidence of English language proficiency corresponding to a Danish B-level (minimum of 2 years at upper secondary level) and a B-level in mathematics. 

    The following criteria are used in the assessment of international applications:

    • Exam results from previous studies
    • Work experience (a minimum of 30 hours work per week for at least 3 months)
    • Relevant work experience (e.g. work in sales, marketing, logistics, transportation, communication, economics)
    • Other work experience
    • 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

    Qualified quota 2 applicants may be invited for admissions interview. 

    We also require Bachelor's degrees in relevant subjects from universities in African countries, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, China and the Philippines.

    Credit transfer

    Students who have completed relevant study activities at a foreign 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.

    To apply for credit transfer you need to apply online at

    It is very important that you upload all relevant documentation.

    As attachment you can fill out the Credit Transfer Application Form (pdf) as well as the Credit Transfer Agreement (pdf)

    Your credit transfer application must include:

    A certified copy of an examination certificate (e.g. transcript of records) that documents:

    • That you have passed the study activity
    • How many ECTS points the study activity is worth 

    Read more about credit transfer at VIA University College

    Verification form

    In order to provide documentation that applicants with a non-Danish entry qualification fulfil the admission requirements, a verification form should be submitted in addition to your diploma and other documents.

    The verification form is used to verify the hours of instruction (1 hour = 60 minutes) of every needed subject during the final three years of upper secondary school. This helps us convert your qualifications to Danish levels.

    Please note that the form is valid only when stamped and signed by your school. The form must be submitted with your application at

    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.

    As documentation we accept the following internationally recognized language tests and minimum test score:

    IELTS An average band score of 6.5
    TOEFL Internet-based 83
    TOEFL Paper-based (valid until June 2019) 585
    TOEFL Paper-delivered 

    Reading – high (22-30)
    Listening – high (22-30)
    Writing – good (24-30)

    Cambridge ESOL tests CAE, 176 overall on the Cambridge English scale
    FCE, 180 overall on the Cambridge English scale
    IB (International Baccalaureate)
    Group 1: All grades
    Group 2: English B HL, all grades
    English B SL, minimum grade 5

    Please be aware that your test scores are only valid for 2 years after the test date.

    If you are an international student who does not meet the required language skills, you may also choose to sit for VIA University College's English Language Assessment Test (VIAT/e).

    Applicants who are native speakers or have proof of secondary school education from the UK, Australia, the USA, Canada and New Zealand are exempt from the English language admission requirements. 

    Applicants from Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland do not need to be tested in English for the English speaking study programmes. Their high school diploma will be converted to Danish grade levels and they will then be assessed and admitted according to the requirements for Danish applicants.

  • How to apply

    How to apply depends on whether you are a Danish or an international student.

    The programme begins in August.

    Apply online through The application portal opens 1 February every year.

    Fill out the application form and upload relevant documentation at

    The area code for the programme is:

    • The programme in Horsens: 44310
    • The programme in Aarhus: 44315
    For Danish students:

    Quota 1:
    If you have an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (STX, HF, HHX, HTX, EUX, IB) which fulfils our requirements, the application deadline is 5 July at 12.00 noon.

    Quota 2:
    For applicants with an alternative basis for admission based on an individual assessment (or if you have higher education as a technician, laboratory technician, machinist or shipmaster) the application deadline is 15 March at 12.00 noon.

    For international students:

    For all international applicants, the deadline is 15 March at 12.00 noon.

    The VIA School of Business, Technology & Creative Industries must receive your signature page and application before the deadline. Please apply before the deadline at

    Signature page

    When you have submitted your digital application(s), you must use the special print icon to print a signature page, which contains a unique Application ID number.

    You must sign and e-mail this signature page for each of the programmes you apply for.

    NB: We cannot see, download and consider your application until this signature page has been received.

    Send the signature page for the application from to:

    If we do not receive this page, we cannot access the application in the system and your application will be lost.


    In order to apply, you must upload the following documents at

    Visa application

    A visa application may take up to three months to process. When you have paid the tuition fee, we will initiate the visa application process and you can continue with your visa application.

    Deadline for payment of tuition fee is 15 May (summer intake) .

    For further information about the visa application rules for non-EU citizens, please visit:

    General rules of admissions

    Before you apply to one of VIA's programmes, you must carefully read the general rules of admissions. If there is a mistake in your application, it is your own responsibility, and it can mean that your application will not be accepted. 

    Read about:   

    • Apply using your NEMid 
    • How you apply for admission under quota 1 and quota 2
    • How you apply for credit transfer 
    • How you apply for individual skill evaluation 
    • How to apply with foreign exam results 
    • How you apply for stand-by 
    • Conditional acceptance to VIA’s programmes

    More about the general rules of admissions.

  • Fees and tuition

    Here you can get information about tuition fees and more.

    Tuition is free if you are:  

    • A citizen of Denmark 
    • A citizen of a country that is a full member of the EU
    • A citizen of Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein (EEA countries)
    • A refugee/immigrant living in Denmark and with a permanent residence permit issued in Denmark. 
    All other students are obliged to pay tuition fees. 

    The total fee for the entire programme is EUR 37,000 corresponding to: 

    • Semesters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7: EUR 6,000 per semester 
    • Semester 5 (internship): EUR 1,000. 

    Overview of fees and terms of payment

    Please download the Payment schedule and Terms of Payment to see the payment deadlines: 

    You must be current with your payments in order to get access to the first semester of the programme. 

    The prices are fixed within the official duration of your study programme. If you exceed the official duration of the study programme, any following semester payments will correspond to the tuition fee at that time. 

    VIA University College reserves the right to change tuition fees every year in October or whenever conditions necessitate such changes. 

    If tuition fee is required you will always be invoiced directly from VIA University College. No partners are entitled to charge fees on behalf of our institution. 

    If you are asked for additional payments by a VIA UC partner, please let us know.

    Application fee

    Application is free if you are from a country that is member of the EU. Applicants from all other countries are required to pay an application fee of 100 euro. The application fee must be paid in full when applying for the programme.

    Learn more about the application fee and how to pay 

    Terms and agreements

    Terms and agreements between partners and VIA UC can be seen in the different contracts under Code of Conduct (pdf).


    Read more about accommodation, living expenses etc. on the Campus Horsens or Campus Aarhus C site. 

    Applying for a visa

    When applying for a visa, remember to include a copy of your admission letter.

    Read more about fees and finances.

  • Internship

    Your internship teaches you things you can’t learn in a classroom.

    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. 


    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. 


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

  • Career guidance

    As a graduate, you can look forward to excellent employment prospects worldwide.

    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. 

    Help for your future career 

    The Career Service Centre at VIA Campus Horsens helps you transition from being a student to being a part of the working world. The centre offers advice about your options. It can give you some good guidelines about salary ranges, and it organises Company Dating, where students and companies meet each other informally. 

    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.

  • International opportunities

    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. 

    Contact our international coordinators.

  • Student counselling

    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 counsellors’ office on monday - thursday at 09:00-13:00 and friday at 10:00-12:00 at: or text/call +45 87 55 43 20 

  • Contact

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


     VIA Value Chain Management
    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 


    VIA Value Chain Management
    Ceresbyen 24
    DK - 8000 Aarhus C 

    T: +45 87 55 00 10

    Opening hours

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