Value Chain Management, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)


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.

Career Opportunities

Value Chain Managers are commonly employed in a broad range of jobs. What these jobs have in common is that they center around process optimisation.

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 42 months
  • Credits
    210 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme 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 specialisation.


The programme is built around themes which lead you toward two profiles:

  • Global Business Development
  • Information Technology and Production Management

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

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 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 upper secondary level) and a B-level in mathematics.
  • Bachelor's degrees in relevant subjects from universities in African coutries, 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.

Language Requirements

IB (International Baccalaureate):

  • Group 1: All grades
  • Group 2: English B HL all grades, English B SL grade 5 minimum

*Excepted from this requirement are applicants holding Nordic entrance exams, an International baccalaureate exam or applicants who have English as their native language.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12000 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Tuition is free if you are:

  • A citizen of Denmark
  • A citizen of a country that is a full member of the EU
  • A citizen of Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein (EEA countries)
  • A refugee/immigrant living in Denmark and with a permanent residence permit issued in Denmark.
  • All other students are obliged to pay tuition fees.

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.


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