Value Chain Management

University:VIA University College - Campus Horsens
Location Horsens, Denmark
Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4, 8700 Horsens
Duration: years ( semesters)
Study start (Application deadline)
Tuition fee (EU/EEA/CH):0 EUR
Tuition fee (Non-EU):apx. 5 285 EUR (per semester)

In this programme you will learn to link the different activities in a company together so that the right people in the value chain get the necessary information. The 3½ year bachelor programme includes an internship for one semester in a company in Denmark or abroad.


In comparison with other traditional business educations, the Value Chain Management education differs by not focusing that much on economics, budgeting and accounting, although it do work with these areas. In return, the programme goes more into depth with topics such as cost theory, international financing and logistics, whereas topics such as strategy/organization, marketing and investment are at the same level as in other business educations.

Having completed the Value Chain Manager programme, you will have a thorough understanding of how the technical production is linked to economics and financing, logistics and distribution, as well as management, marketing and customer care.


The programme covers seven semesters (3½ years) and the curriculum is built around themes which lead you toward two profiles:

  1. Global business development or
  2. Information technology and production management

Every semester covers a theme which will lead you to know the whole supply chain at the end of your education.

The themes are:
  1. Market-oriented supply chain management
  2. From customer order to production plan
  3. Optimising the production layout
  4. Optimising the value chain
  5. Profile theme

All subjects in each semester will help you get a deeper understanding of the challenges in each theme. Each semester will be finalised with a semester project which will enable you to work with the theme in companies either in Denmark or in another country.


The academic year is divided into two semesters. Each semester has a duration of 20 weeks. Lectures are carried out in the first 15-16 weeks from the start of the semester and examinations take place during the final 3-4 weeks. Each semester ends up with a project which is made in collaboration with a company.

Lectures start at 8.20 a.m. every day from Monday to Friday. The mornings are devoted to the teaching of theory in classes of 25-30 students. The afternoons are used for reading theory, project work and assignments.


After completion of Value Chain Management programme graduates can find jobs as Business Consultants, Planning Managers, Purchasing Managers, Logistics Managers or Production Managers.

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