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VIA Value Chain Management

Bachelor

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: September. 

    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.

    Admission requirements

    • Upper secondary school leaving certificate/high school exam or
    • The International and the European Baccalaureates

    The above certificates must provide evidence of:

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

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

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

    Verification form

    If study hours are not included in the transcript of records, we will require a verification form. The form is used to verify the hours of instruction of each criterion subject during the final three years of upper secondary school. 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.
    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. 

    All applications will be evaluated individually. In addition to good exam results from your previous studies, we will also take in to account other qualifications, such as:

    • Stays abroad
    • Work experience
    • General motivation

    English proficiency certificates 

    If English is not your first language, you will need to provide documentation of your English language level. Please find an overview of accepted language tests and test scores on the page VIA Language Assessment Centre

    Those exempt from tests are:

    • Applicants who are native speakers or have proof of secondary school education from the UK, Australia, the USA, Canada and New Zealand
    • Applicants from Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland (their high school diploma will be converted into Danish grade levels and they will then be assessed and admitted according to the requirements for Danish applicants) 

    You may also choose to sit VIA University College's English Language Assessment Test (VIAT/e), but you need to be present on Campus. Read more about the VIALAC test.

    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.

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

    Fill in the application form and upload any relevant documentation to optagelse.dk. 

    Please note that applicants applying without a Danish Civil registration number must send a signature page from optagelse.dk by email to studieplads@via.dk before 15 March at 12:00 noon.

    The area code for the programme is:

    • Horsens 44310
    • Aarhus 44315

    Application deadlines

    15 March, 12:00 noon

    • All international applicants
    • International and Danish applicants applying on the basis of a vocational education
    • Danish applicants applying on the basis of an international or foreign entry qualification
    • Danish quota 2 applicants and applicants applying for any kind of exemption

    5 July, 12:00 noon

    • Only Danish quota 1 applicants

    Fee for Non-EU applicants

    Applicants from outside of the EU/EAA who do not hold a valid Danish residence permit, are required to pay a 100 euro application fee before their applications can be processed. The fee is to be paid at the time of application.

    Please visit the Admission site for further information about how to apply, the application fee, residence and work permits and how to follow your application. 

  • 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).

    Accommodation

    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. 

    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).

  • 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
    Friday at 10:00 - 12:00

    T: +45 87 55 43 20
    E: erhverv.info@via.dk

  • Contact

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

    Horsens

     VIA Value Chain Management
    Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4
    DK - 8700 Horsens 

    T: +45 87 55 40 00
    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: erhverv.info@via.dk

    Opening hours

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