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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Top-up degree of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 90 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Business Academy Aarhus
Campus Sønderhøj 30
Duration 1.5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


This programme targets students who are interested in starting their own business with an in-depth business understanding. During the programme you focus on innovation, creativity and understanding of the market, but you also learn organization and planning, giving you knowledge about how to run a business with growth potential. 

The programme is interdisciplinary in nature, and you will meet other students with a different educational background and other skills. As a part of the programme you establish and run a company in collaboration with fellow students. You develop the idea for the company together, but you also have the possibility of presenting your own idea which you develop further and implement in a company team of your own.

Teaching is focused on the practical aspects involved in running a business and sticking you into the nitty gritty of starting up your own business. A high emphasis is also placed on the necessity of being able to communicate, create and establish professional networks.

Career Opportunities  

The degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship enables you to establish and run your own business. You learn to develop, plan and implement ideas and projects with a broad and in-depth business understanding.

Innovative and entrepreneurial employees are in demand in the industry. You will typically find work as:
  • Intrapreneur
  • Project team member or manager of a development project
  • Employee, co-owner or manager of an innovative company
  • Employee in an R&D department

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 professional bachelor's degree. 


All Danish AP degree programmes provide direct access to this programme.If you do not have a Danish AP degree, you must have completed at least two years of a Bachelor’s degree within business and marketing, IT and technology, or engineering before the start of the programme.You are required to enclose a motivated application as well as a creative presentation of a predetermined topic with the application form.
The admission procedure includes an interview.

In addition, documentation will  be required verifying that you are able to pass a standardised English proficiency test at a suitable level of competency (e.g. IELTS 6.5).

Apply through the national admissions system, with all relevant documentation.
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To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Business Academy Aarhus 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 who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. 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 SystemProduct Development and Integrative Technology

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Summer | EU and non-EU applicants (With Danish AP degree)

Application date
Jul 01
Start date
Aug 20

Summer | EU and non-EU applicants

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 20

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