Immerse yourself in a unique combination of business economics and information technology that will qualify you to analyse, design and execute projects in the areas of IT, processes and business development. Whether you are dreaming of a career in a multinational company or of starting your own business, a BA in Business Economics and Information Technology gives you the tools and methods you need for innovative thinking and turning ideas into reality.
The study programme runs for 3½ years and covers a broad range of subjects during the seven semesters. These include international economics, business economics, programming, systems development, business strategy, communication and international commercial law, and you can also choose elective subjects. The study programme concludes with a bachelor project.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Business Economics & Information Technology is a BA which runs for seven semesters (3½ years) and comprises 210 ECTS points.
The programme covers the following subjects:
This subject focuses on microeconomics, macroeconomics, international descriptive economics, global economic structures and international market structures.
Business Economics is about understanding the companies and organisations that use IT to manage their business processes. You learn to identify, analyse and develop IT-supported business processes from both an operational and strategic perspective.
- Business Economics, including disciplines, such as organisational theory, accounting and marketing
- Business strategy, including concepts such as Enterprise Resource Management (ERM), Supply Chain Management and improving business processes
- Project management
- Strategic planning for information systems
Once you have a foundation for understanding information technology and systems, and combine it with your business knowledge, you will be able to improve processes and develop effective businesses.
- Database design
- Development methods
- Architecture for information systems
- User experiences in an international perspective
Focus on communication and presentation techniques, teamwork, international IT and commercial law, entrepreneurship, innovation processes and theory of science.
You get the opportunity to specialise by taking elective subjects in the following areas:
You can also choose to take relevant courses at other Danish or international institutions for part of or an entire semester.
Together, the various strands of the study programme form a whole. The teaching is interdisciplinary, and continually alternates between theory presentation, cases and project work. You will work with case studies from the business sector, where the best solution is found by combining what you have learned in all subjects. Through problem-oriented learning, you gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
In the sixth semester of the programme, you must do a twenty-week internship either in Denmark or abroad. Here, you get the chance to test your digital skills in practice and to strengthen your professional network, which you can benefit from once you graduate.
You can choose between different forms of internship, e.g. entrepreneurial internship, virtual internship or project-based internship. After the internship period, you will take an internal internship test based on a report describing your individual internship.
Your internship coordinator at KEA will help you with the practicalities in connection with your internship, which you must help organise yourself, including finding a host company. At present, there is a wide variety of internship host companies.
Our focus is on a global market, and the study programme has an international outlook.
Intercultural collaboration is a natural part of your programme, and your subsequent career. There is a mix of international students on the study programme creating an exciting international environment.
The international strategy is reflected in projects and the internship, which can be based abroad if you wish. There is a mix of Danish and international students on the study programme. The social environment and your diverse fellow students help provide an intercultural setting for the study programme.
The study programme is structured to allow for brief or extended periods of study abroad. KEA has cooperation agreements with several attractive institutions outside Denmark.
There will be many lectures, where you receive instruction in theory and methods. The lecturers will also coach and support you in your project work.
In this way, both teaching and practical work are integrated into your daily studies.
Collaboration with businesses
On the BA degree programme in Business Economics and Information Technology, you will get in close contact with the business community as you will get to do projects and write papers in cooperation with a specific company or organisation. Moreover, you will do an internship at a company in order to mobilise your competencies in practice.
CAREER AND FUTURE
As a BA in Economics & Information Technology you will be able to work strategically with optimization of business processes through the use of information technology.
This opens up a number of career opportunities, such as:
- IT Management Consultant
- IT Project Manager
- Systems Developer
- Systems Analyst
- Strategic Business Process Manager
- Project Portfolio Manager
It is also possible to continue your studies at Master’s degree at Danish or international universities.