Business Academy Aarhus develops and offers practice-orientated higher education programmes. It was founded on 1 January 2009 and like the other universities, we provide both undergraduate programmes and can grant academic degrees, but we do not award master's or doctoral degrees.

Top reasons to study here

  • We have about 900 international students, and every year more than 300 of our students go abroad for part of their programmes.
  • With more than 4,200 full-time students, 3,400 part-time students and about 400 employees we are one of the largest business academies in Denmark.
  • We prioritise tuition in small teams, group work, project work, cooperation with trade and industry, realistic cases and compulsory internships.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (4)
Computer Science & IT (4)
  • International Academy Profession (AP) and Bachelor's degree programmes
  • Academy Profession IT Technology
    International Academy Profession (AP) and Bachelor's degree programmes
  • Academy Profession Multimedia Design
    International Academy Profession (AP) and Bachelor's degree programmes
  • International Academy Profession (AP) and Bachelor's degree programmes
Engineering & Technology (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Business Academy Aarhus was founded on 1 January 2009. It was created as a merger between higher education programmes from the Aarhus Business College, Aarhus Tech and JU (the agricultural school).  Some of our programmes today are offered in cooperation with the Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering.


In several European countries, this is an English-language term for institutions of higher education. The degree programmes we offer focus on applied degrees, especially in technology, IT and business.

Like universities, we provide both undergraduate programmes and can grant academic degrees, but we do not award master's or doctoral degrees.

In addition to this we also offer continuing education and part-time programmes at bachelor’s level and short-term courses for people who need to strengthen their qualifications on the job (only in Danish).


You might encounter the Academy’s research and innovation work through your educational programme as we often involve students in our work. Students are, for example, involved in our research and innovation interdisciplinary process known as ‘Experts in Teams’.

Many of our projects, large and small, have students involved. Our activities represent all the academic programmes the Academy offers, so there are good opportunities to benefit from joining our projects – no matter what you are studying.


The Career Centre at Business Academy Aarhus can act as a source of inspiration and help you implement what you what you would like to do for your internship and your career.

We offer both individual consultancy sessions and courses for groups of students. The goal is to provide you with the inspiration and tools you need to apply for an internship or your first postgraduate job.

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Student services

Most of Business Academy Aarhus’s programmes are offered in both Danish and English. As a student at the Academy, you will therefore be part of an international environment. We have around 1000 international students from many places around the world.

If you choose one of the programmes taught in English, you will study with students from different countries and the tuition and the exams are in English. Internationalisation not only takes place in the classrooms, but also in the many social activities we offer.

Study counselling can help with:
  • Information about the different programmes at Business Academy Aarhus
  • Application and admission
  • Study clarification and planning
  • Career counselling
  • Personal coaching

Housing services

Business Academy Aarhus is unfortunately not able to offer housing as we do not have any dormitories. However, you can apply for housing via Student Housing Aarhus, which administers residences for students across Aarhus.

You should apply long before you get to Aarhus - the demand is extremely high and the number of places is limited. The waiting times are also usually long, but most students are able to find housing through Student Housing Aarhus if they apply early enough. You can apply up to 6 months before study start.

Library services

The libraries at Business Academy Aarhus are open for all students and employees.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Modern campus
  • Extensive library on campus
  • Bookshop on campus
  • Canteen facilities on campus
  • 24/7 access if required
  • Wi-Fi connection in all areas on campus
  • Dedicated International Office to helping with summer school, internships, and semesters abroad.
  • Student administration for help with practical study related matters
  • Career Centre and guidance counsellors for specific career advice and study guidance
  • Buddy Programme to give you practical help and advice from an experienced student, social activities, parties and more.

Sports facilities

Business Academy Aarhus offers all students the opportunity to participate in different sports through the Business Academy Aarhus Sports Club. It doesn’t matter what programme you study, or where you're from. What matters is that you like sports and you think that doing them together with other students would be great fun.

Meet new people and get in shape

Business Academy Aarhus Sports Club is right for you if you:
  • Like sports and don’t mind having company when doing it
  • Want to get more integrated into the academy through activities you do anyway
  • Like to meet new people
  • Want to get in shape by doing sport on a regular basis

Student clubs

Studenterhus Aarhus is a lively meeting place for both Danish and international students.

You get to enjoy discounts on tickets for local or international concerts and events organised throughout the year; 50% off for selected events in Musikhuset Aarhus and up to DKK 40 discount for selected films in Bio City and Metropol cinemas.

Studenterhus Aarhus has a cafe and a bar that operates during the semesters. The cafe also offers a place for you to hold your study group meetings or projects. On Tuesdays they arrange “International Nights” which is the perfect opportunity for you to mingle with other international and Danish students from all around Aarhus.


  • Business Academy Aarhus is approved and accredited by the Danish state. The Danish accreditation system is based on the 2007 Act on the Accreditation Agency for Higher Education.
  • All programmes at BAAA are accredited by the Danish Evaluation Institute. Furthermore, all programmes at BAAA are described according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Student Reviews

My Experience in BAAA
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
It was a great experience to study in Business Academy Aarhus. The education system was quiet different from what I had experienced from India before as here we focus more on practical stuffs than theory which is obviously a good way of learning.