Learn to improve value chains in global businesses

VIA Value Chain Management  

Bachelor

This business management programme integrates the technical and commercial approach to subjects like logistics and supply chain management.

About the programme

Facts

Title: Bachelor of Value Chain Management 

Duration of the programme: 3½ years (210 ECTS). Full-time course of study. 

Programme start: August. 

Study location: In the city of Horsens or Aarhus. Read about Campus Horsens (in English). Read about Campus Aarhus C (in English).

Language: The programme is taught in English

Curriculum: See the current curriculum (in English) (pdf).

Structure and content
The programme is focused on applied skills and project management.

Each semester covers a theme that will help you to understand the entire supply chain by the end the programme. 

All of the subjects will help you get a deeper understanding of the challenges in each theme. Every semester will finish with a semester project that will enable you to work with the theme in companies all over the world. 

1st semester: Market oriented supply change management 
The first semester will give you the basic skills you will need regardless of your field of practice. Courses include Marketing management, Supply chain management, Inventory management and Production technology. 

2nd semester: Market demand and production planning 
This semester will build on the previous semester's subjects. You will also be confronted with problem situations from real companies and organizations. 

3rd semester: Flow and optimisation 
In the third semester, you will develop detailed knowledge in areas such as Quality management, Innovation and production optimization. You will learn to integrate this knowledge into new ways of reaching goals or solving problems. 

4th semester: Value chain optimisation 
You will study advanced courses within Design of value chains, Investment and finances as well as Strategic management. The scope and complexity of the courses will enhance your unique Value Chain Management skills. 

5th semester: Internship 
During this semester, you will do a internship in a company in Denmark or abroad. The internship gives you the opportunity to acquire invaluable work experience in a challenging environment and to put into practice the knowledge you have gained during your studies. 

6th semester: Change processes and Specialisation 
You will be choosing from different electives courses depending on your interests and line of specialisation. Courses will include process consulting and relations, and you will prepare for your final project - the Bachelor project. 

7th semester: Bachelor project 
The Bachelor project should reflect your skills within Value Chain Management. Your project should also reflect your abilities to combine the various disciplines that you have learned during the programme.

The educational programme starts with a commencement of studies exam

You are required to sit and pass an exam in order to continue on the Value Chain Management programme no later than one month after studies have started.

The aim of the commencement of studies exam is to identify and exclude inactive students from the programme.

You can read more about the commencement of studies exam in the curriculum (in English).

Enrolment
Get information about the requirements for international students.
  • Upper secondary school examination certificates and diplomas (please also send a copy of transcript of records translated to English).
  • The International Baccalaureates. These certificates must provide evidence of English language proficiency corresponding to a Danish B-level (minimum of 2 years at upper secondary level) and a B-level in mathematics

We also require Bachelor's degrees in relevant subjects from universities in African countries, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, China and the Philippines.

All applications will be evaluated individually. The following criteria are used when assessing the applications received:

  • Exam results from previous studies
  • Work experience (a minimum of 30 hours work per week for at least 3 months)
  • Relevant work experience 
  • Other work experience
  • Stays abroad (for a consecutive period of minimum 3 months)
  • Relevant courses of at least 6 months
  • General motivation
     

Read more information about foreign qualifications for entry to higher education in Denmark

Documentation of your current English language level 

You will need to provide documentation of your English language level. 

As documentation we accept the following internationally recognised language tests:

Required test scores:

IELTS An average band score of 6.5
TOEFL Internet-based 83
TOEFL Paper-based (valid until June 2019) 585
TOEFL Paper-delivered Reading – high (22-30)
Listening – high (22-30)
Writing – Good (24-30)
Cambridge ESOL tests CAE, 176 overall on the Cambridge English scale
FCE, 180 overall on the Cambridge English scale
IB (International Baccalaureate) Group 1: All grades
Group 2: English B HL, all grades 
English B SL, minimum grade 5

Please be aware that your test scores are only valid for 2 years after the test date. 

If you are an international student who does not meet the required language skills, you may also choose to sit for VIA University College's English Language Assessment Test (VIAT/e). Find further information about VIAT/e at the Campus Horsens site (in English).

Read about credit transfer at VIA University College in Horsens (in English).

How to apply
The application deadline is 15 March at 12.00 noon.

The programme begins in August.

Apply online through optagelse.dk. The application portal opens 1 February every year.

Fill out the application form and upload relevant documentation at optagelse.dk.

The area code for the programme is:

Horsens 49315

Aarhus 49317

Application deadline

  • 15 March, 12:00 noon

Application fee

Applicants from China are required to pay a 100 euro application fee before your application can be processed. The fee is to be paid at the time of application.

Please visit the Admission site to find further information about how to apply, application fee, residence and work permits and how to follow your application (in English)

Fees and tuition
Here you can get information about tuition fees and more.

The total fee for the entire programme is EUR 37,000 corresponding to: 

  • Semesters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9: EUR 6,000 per semester 
  • Semester 5 (internship): EUR 1,000. 
     

Overview of fees and terms of payment

Please download the Payment schedule and Terms of Payment in English) (pdf) to see the payment deadlines. 

You must be current with your payments in order to get access to the first semester of the programme. 

The prices are fixed within the official duration of your study programme. If you exceed the official duration of the study programme, any following semester payments will correspond to the tuition fee at that time. 

VIA University College reserves the right to change tuition fees every year in October or whenever conditions necessitate such changes. 

If tuition fee is required you will always be invoiced directly from VIA University College. No partners are entitled to charge fees on behalf of our institution. 

If you are asked for additional payments by a VIA UC partner, please let us know.

When applying for a visa, remember to include a copy of your admission letter.

Read more about fees and finances.

Internship
Your internship teaches you things you can’t learn in a classroom.

Experience the working world

Doing a internship is a great way to get first-hand work experience and to gain access to the best graduate jobs. 

Since this is a professional bachelors degree programme, you are required to do a internship in the 5th semester. This will allow you to apply theory to real-world business tasks and also to practice a number of valuable skills. 

Benefits

You will benefit from working in a real-life environment and gain professional experience relevant to your future career as a Value Chain Manager. 

The internship will also make you more employable. When they look for graduates to fill vacancies, employers prefer candidates who are ready to work and "plug and play." 

The internship has a dual purpose. You will get familiar with your professional future while you are still preparing for it, and you will make good contacts with employers within your field of study. 

Where is your internship located?

You do the internship in a company of your choice in Denmark or abroad. 

Duration

The minimum period allowed for a internship is 20 weeks of full-time work.

Career guidance
As a graduate, you can look forward to excellent employment prospects worldwide.

The hallmark of the programme is the international focus and the inter-disciplinary skills that will make you attractive to a wide range of companies. 

Career counselling and events
Career Service Centre at VIA offers a range of services to students. e.g advice on writing a good curriculum vitae and searching for jobs and internships.

The career centre also organises events where you can meet company representatives face-to-face in order to find a job, internship, project work or a full-time job related to your field of study.

Further education

Following your graduation, you may complement your bachelor’s degree with a master pro-gramme at Danish or international universities or business schools. The terms of admission vary depending on the specific programmes. 

You may also apply for one of the diploma programmes at VIA University College. 

Double-degree programmes

Our double-degree programme also offers the possibility of obtaining two degrees in almost the same time as it would take to do two separate degrees.

International opportunities
A study abroad experience provides global insight and perspective.

To enrich the study experience and nurture cultural diversity on campus, we encourage our students to study abroad and welcome foreign students from partner institutions. 

VIA University College has cooperation agreements with approximately 200 institutions in 33 countries in Europe as well as overseas. 

This means that you have the opportunity to choose to study for one semester at one of our partner institutions in another country. 

You may also choose to do your internship in an international company in another part of the world. Both options give you the opportunity to experience the way of life in another culture. 

Today's business world is a global marketplace, and so having a study abroad experience can be a positive for your CV. 

Contact our international coordinators (in English).

Student counselling
Need help before applying?

The student counsellor can help you with: 

Questions about various VIA study programmes within technology and business, admission requirements, selection criteria and admission procedures. 

Contact our student counsellors’ office on weekdays 08:00-14:00 at: erhverv.info@via.dk or text/call +45 87 55 43 20 

Contact
You are welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

Horsens 
VIA Value Chain Management 
Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4 
8700 Horsens 
DK - Denmark

T: +45 87 55 40 00
E: horsens@via.dk 

Opening hours: 

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

Read about Campus Horsens (in English)