Business and Communication

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




1 or 2 semesters (at least 30 ECTS per. semester)

Campus city


Study start

February and August



About the Business and Communication exchange programme

  • Academic calendar:

    Spring semester 2020 (pdf)


    The programme is taught in English

    See our Course Catalogue

    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 you 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.


  • 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.

  • Your home institution must have an inter-institutional agreement with VIA University College in order for you to be able to apply for an exchange programme at VIA.

    If an agreement exists, you will be able to fill in the application form. Please be aware that VIA must receive a nomination from your home institution as well.

    Go to the application portal to apply now

  • Exchange students do not pay tuition fees.

    Per definition, exchange stays are an exchange of one or more students between partner universities and therefore, exchange students do not pay tuition fees.

    If you do not know, if your institution is a partner of VIA, please contact the international office at your home institution. If your institution is not a partner of VIA and you would like us to discuss the possibility of establishing an exchange agreement with your home institution, please contact us at

  • Contact Student Counselling

    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 VIA

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

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

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