Global Management and Manufacturing (GMM) (BEng)


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7 Semester

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EUR 12500 per year

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About Global Management and Manufacturing (GMM) at Aarhus University

The Bachelor's programme in Global Management and Manufacturing (GMM) takes a global perspective on innovation, management, business processes, and the development of new products and services.


GMM is an international programme, so you will develop cultural understanding and international collaboration skills. Much of the teaching is project-based and takes place in collaboration with companies in Denmark or abroad. You will also be doing ancillary subjects such as mathematics and statistics.


The GMM programme is based on unique and intensive company collaborations. From the second to the seventh semester, you will be affiliated with one or more companies of your choosing. This will provide you with the opportunity to do research and problem-solving in real, practical settings, building further on your practical knowledge and experience. The collaboration develops into a kind of mentorship programme between student and company. Companies participating in the mentorship agreement include not only large international businesses such as LEGO, Arla, Vestas, and Siemens, but also smaller local companies.


The duration of the GMM programme is three and a half years. The programme is structured so as to allow you to work with both theory and practice throughout your studies. The courses provide you with tools that will allow you to understand company financial conditions, how to work innovatively, how to develop a new product, and how to structure company production most efficiently. This means that you will have a strong theoretical foundation to offer your mentor company.


Students have many possibilities on campus. We provide accommodation for four hundred students, with facilities including a fitness room, a bar, free internet, and a laundry room. Campus Herning also has sports activities. The GMM programme has its own association offering social and academic events for all GMM students. As a GMM student you can become a member of IDA, the Danish engineering association, which also hosts events for members. There is also a study trip for the GMM students.


With a Bachelor's degree in GMM you can work in fields such as innovation, management, operations, logistics, sustainability, and digital transformation. You will be able to work on the Danish and international job market, as factory manager, technical manager, head of logistics, project manager, or consultant. You can also go on to do a Master's in Engineering, for example on the MSc programme in Technology-Based Business Development, also based in Herning.


Aarhus BSS (School of Business and Social Sciences) is one of Aarhus University's four faculties. With approximately 13,000 full-time students, several thousand part-time students, more than two hundred PhD students and nearly six hundred faculty members, Aarhus BSS ranks among the largest business schools in Europe and is Denmark's biggest business and social sciences unit at university level. Building on its broad academic base, it encompasses both traditional business and social science disciplines. Aarhus BSS holds the distinguished AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations and is thus a triple-crown business school.


At Aarhus BSS, we conduct research and teaching at the highest academic level. We are dedicated to imparting to our students exactly the knowledge, skills, and experience that are in demand - the skills that are essential for engaging in professional business activities in a global marketplace.

Our broad scope enables us to attract researchers, lecturers, and students from all over the world. With their help, we have built an international environment in which academic and cultural views are exchanged, experiences gathered, and friendships formed.

Our students are encouraged to take a semester abroad at one of Aarhus BSS's approximately three hundred partner universities around the world. Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity for you to expand your horizon academically, culturally and personally, and for you to acquire valuable international experience and qualifications that are in high demand in companies and organisations everywhere.

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  • The awardBEngHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study7 semester
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 12500 per year

Notes about fees for this course

All EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are exempt from payment of tuition fees.

Entry requirements

You must meet the specific requirements for the Global Management and Manufacturing programme, which can be found on the Global Management and Manufacturing study programme page.

To be eligible for admission to this degree programme, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  • A qualifying examination or entrance examination to the engineering degree programs

as well as the following specific admission requirements (A, B and C refers to the subject level in the Danish upper secondary school with A being the highest level possible):

  • English B with an average grade of 3.0 on the Danish 7-point scale
  • Mathematics B
  • Physics B or Geoscience A

If there are any subjects you have not completed at the required level, you can take them as supplementary courses or as a summer supplementary course (conditional Admission).

The admission requirements must be met and documented by 5 July in the year of application unless you apply for conditional admission.

Quota 2

Like quota 1 applicants, quota 2 applicants must have passed a qualifying examination or an entrance examination to the engineering degree programs, and they must also fulfil the specific admission requirements above.

Quota 2 applicants are individually evaluated on the basis of:

  • Average of particularly relevant subjects (Quota 2 subjects), listed below
  • other particularly relevant documented qualifications.

Quota 2 subjects:

  • English B with an average grade of 3.0 on the Danish 7-point scale
  • Mathematics B
  • Physics B or Geoscience A

Meeting to match expectations

The Bachelor's programme in Economics and Business Administration in Herning offers a meeting to match expectations for all applicants who apply for admission in quota 2 - that is applicants who apply no later than 15 March at 12 noon.

The purpose of the meeting is to give you an understanding of the programme and its contents as well as to match expectations between you and the university before a possible start of studies. Furthermore, this - optional - meeting also has the purpose to give you the chance to ask questions regarding the programme and the place of studies.

The meeting is expected to be held in April or May and takes place either through a meeting at the place of studies or via Skype for example.

Please note that the meeting to match expectations is optional and it will not have any influence on the admission process.

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