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Purchasing Management - Design & Business (Top-up degree)

Top-up degree of Purchasing Management, 90 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts Economics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Herning
Duration 1,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The programme in Purchasing Management (VIA Design & Business) is an area of specialisation on the Bachelor top-up programme. You learn to work with purchasing in an independent manner through research and development. You will be able to make an estimate of the financial and logistic parts of a company in the fashion and lifestyle sector and to handle both the internal and external negotiations. You acquire a profound knowledge of commercial and financial theories and learn how to put the business concept and strategy of a company into practice in an international market.

This programme is also offered as an exchange programme.

Career Opportunities  

With a BA degree specialising in Purchasing Management, you have the skills to become a purchasing manager working with suppliers from all over the world. As time of delivery is just as important as the price and quality of the articles, it is your main responsibility to negotiate these factors to a satisfactory standard. Likewise, you supervise and keep track of processes and projects that can ensure the optimisation of the purchasing function and you will work with product and supplier development, negotiation and sourcing.

About the Degree

The top-up degree extends an already acquired Academy Profession programme to a related or prespecified bachelor level. The top-up option is only available to a subset of AP degrees and offered as a 90 ECTS supplement with a resulting degree of Professional Bachelor.


To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a relevant Academy Profession degree, Bachelor degree or teachers exam. It is also possible for to apply if you have completed the 6th semester at The Danish Design School or from The Kolding School of Design. Read more about the requirements here.

In addition, documentation is required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. VIA University College accepts a range of international tests. 
Read about the language requirements at VIA.
Apply through VIA University College at with all relevant documentation. Read more about applying at VIA University College.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact VIA University College directly. 

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education in the section

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA, Switzerland and Turkey. 

The tuition fees are:
  • 1st year (5th and 6th semester): EUR 15.000
  • 7th semester: EUR 7.500
Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at   

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn 2017

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 21

Campus Herning


Campus Herning accommodates the largest design and business academy in Scandinavia within the furniture, fashion and lifestyle sectors. Campus Herning offers a number of design programmes in both Danish and English and has a close cooperation with the fashion industry and the nearby.
The study environment is inspiring and decorated by known artists. The facilities are plenty, and students are encouraged to use them as much as they want.

  • Students: 1.300
  • International students: 400
  • Employees: 120
Read more about Campus Herning here.

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