You are here: Home / Find your Study Programme / VIA University College / Campus Herning / Purchasing Management - Design, Technology & Business (AP degree)

Purchasing Management - Design, Technology & Business (AP degree)

Academy Profession Degree of Purchasing Management, 120 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 2 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, Technology & Business) is an area of specialisation on the Academic Profession (AP) degree programme. It provides you with a basic understanding of purchasing and sourcing on the global market and you learn to assess the economic and logistical elements of a company within the fashion sector.

You obtain basic knowledge of the applied theories in trading and economics, and you learn to convert a company’s strategy into economic reality on a global market.

Career Opportunities  

With an AP degree specialising in Purchasing Management, you have the chance to work as a purchaser’s assistant. Your job is to assist in determining which materials to buy and where to buy them. In addition, times of delivery as well as the price of the materials are significant details which the purchaser’s assistant helps to negotiate.
Numerous AP degree graduates choose to do a BA top-up, which gives access to a wider variety of career prospects. 

About the Degree

The Academy Profession programmes combine theory with practice and are suited for employment in business and industry. In some programmes students have the possibility of a top-up degree in which they continue at a bachelor level within a prespecified or related field. The top-up degree is a 90 ECTS supplement programme resulting in a Professional Bachelor Degree. 


To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a general upper secondary school diploma, a vocational diploma, or the international equivalent.
You are also required to have obtained mathematics/economics corresponding to a Danish level C - and English corresponding to a Danish level B. 
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 the national electronic admission system, with all relevant documentation.
Read more about applying via

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


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 (1st and 2nd semester): EUR 15.000
  • 3rd semester: EUR 7.500
  • 4th semester: EUR 7.500

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.

Google Map
Click for a larger map.