Welcome to the Department of Business Development and Technology

The Department of Business Development and Technology (BTECH) is part of Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS holds the distinguished Triple Crow accreditation by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

The department's focus is on education excellence and offers five undergraduate and two graduate study programmes as well as a number of part-time studies all within engineering, business economics, management and communication and multimedia. Furthermore, Aarhus School of Engineering offers the Electronic Design Engineering programme and the pre-admission course for enginerring programmes at Campus Herning. 

The study programmes offered by BTECH are based on interaction across professional boundaries as well as close interaction with students and the surrounding business community. All study programmes have an innovative and international perspective. For example approximately 40% of the department's students spend at least six months of their period of study at a foreign engineering college, university or company.

Furthermore, BTECH is home to a number of externally funded knowledge and research centres, including one Nordic Centre of Excellence. Research is anchored with six professorships and includes innovation and business development, entrepreneurship, energy technologies, IT development, climate adaptation and the wind energy industry. Besides offering degree courses, the department is also home to a number of R&D centres and projects. Read more about the research at the Department of Business Development and Technology.

BTECH has approximately 2,000 students (about 1,200 are full-time students and 800 part-time students). Approximately 15% of the full-time students come from other countries than Denmark. The department has around 100 full time employees, including technical and administrative personnel. Additionally, the department employs 80 part-time teachers.

BTECH has an annual budget close to DKK 80 mio. and app. DKK 10 mio. in external funding. Unique in the Danish university system, BTECH receives funding from six surrounding municipalities supporting entrepreneurial studies and business mentor programmes of its students.

The department was originally founded in 1995 as a result of a merger between the Engineering College of Western Jutland and the Central Jutland Business School. The merger with Aarhus University in 2006 resulted in an even higher academic level and an increased focus on research and development.

Full-time programmes offered at BTECH in Herning:

In addition, BTECH offers a full-time 1 year course leading to access to tertiary education and a number of bachelor-level part-time studies leading to diplomas in:

  • Business Administration - taught in Danish.
  • Leadership.

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Revised 2015.04.23

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Department of Business Development and Technology
DK-Birk Centerpark 15
DK-7400 Herning

Email: auhe@au.dk
Tel.: +45 8716 4700
Fax: +45 8716 4701

CVR no: 31119103
P no: 1003403307
Budget code: 38111

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About Aarhus BSS

Aarhus BSS is a broad business school and one of the four main academic areas at Aarhus University.

With approx. 14,000 full-time students, several thousand part-time students, almost 225 PhD students and more than 500 academic staff members, Aarhus BSS ranks among the largest business schools in Europe. Furthermore, it is the largest business and social sciences unit in Denmark at university level with a broad academic base.

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Aarhus University
Nordre Ringgade 1
DK-8000 Aarhus C

Email: au@au.dk
Tel: +45 8715 0000
Fax: +45 8715 0201

CVR no: 31119103

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