The 3½-year full-degree programme in Value Chain Management is taught in English and prepares students for careers in business and industry. You will gain the skills and knowledge needed to manage the way businesses receive raw materials as input, add value to the raw materials through various processes, and furthermore sell finished products to customers. This is achieved through analyses, improvement, and innovation of value chains in global business environments. The programme takes place at Campus Horsens and at Campus Aarhus C.
Content and Structure
The aim of the Value Chain Management programme is to provide you with an overview of the network of processes that lead to the production and marketing of goods. You will learn to look at these processes from an overall perspective.
The programme covers seven semesters dealing with several different subjects such as Market-Oriented Supply Chain Management. Each semester is concluded with a semester project.
The programme alternates between individual work and group work, and it combines theory and practice through project work. From the 1st semester, all projects will be carried out in close cooperation with different companies giving you the opportunity of working with real-life challenges.
During the 5th semester of this programme, you have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a work placement period, which involves working for an international company in Denmark or abroad.
On the 6th semester, you will choose a profile while the final 7th semester will focus on the Bachelor project.
The flexibility of the programme and the variety of electives also allow you to create your own study profile and specialization.
Specialisations and Career Opportunities
The programme is built around themes which lead you toward two profiles:
Global Business Development
Information Technology and Production Management
Value Chain Managers are commonly employed in a broad range of jobs. What these jobs have in common is that they centre around process optimization.
Most Value Chain Managers will eventually find employment in positions that entail managerial challenges, such as:
- Project Manager
- Purchasing Manager
- Planning Manager
- Logistics Manager
- Production Manager
Requirements for International Students:
- Upper Secondary School Examination Certificates and diplomas (please also send a copy of the transcript of records translated into English).
- The International and the European Baccalaureates. – The above certificates must provide evidence of English language proficiency corresponding to a Danish B-level (minimum of 2 years at the upper secondary level) and a B-level in mathematics.
- Bachelor's degrees in relevant subjects from universities in African countries, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, China and the Philippines.
- Documentation of your current English language level. We accept the TOEFL test, the TOEIC test, the IELTS test or the Cambridge ESOL test.
You may also choose to sit for VIA University College's English Language Assessment Test (VIAT/e).
Applicants who are native speakers or have proof of secondary school education from the UK, Australia, the USA, Canada and New Zealand are exempt from the English language admission requirements.
About the School
VIA University College is Denmark’s largest and most international university of applied sciences with a total of 19,000 students of which 3,500 are international students from all over the world.