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Bachelor in Global Business Informatics

Last updated on 2014-05-27International Student > International Degrees > BSc in Global Business Informatics

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BSc in Global Business Informatics 

The three-year BSc programme in Global Business Informatics provides you with the theoretical and practical tools for working with IT in an international business context where both technical, social and cultural understanding is central. The programme is carried out in English.

See why Lasse and Maria recommends Global Business Informatics.

The Programme

The BSc in Global Business Informatics provides you with knowledge on collaboration, IT development and organization across businesses and continents.

IT is constantly creating new business opportunities, but to use them you need both technical and cultural understanding. The BSc in Global Business Informatics focuses on the interaction between IT, people, culture and business, and therefore combines theory and methods from three different disciplines:

  • Technology
  • Business and organization
  • Social Science

While we do not expect you to have extensive knowledge of IT, you should be ready to learn and be interested in an education in an international environment.

Programme Structure

The BSc in Global Business Informatics is a three-year full-time programme divided into six semesters. Each year of the Global Business Informatics programme has an overall theme for both courses and projects.

  • First year (1st and 2nd semester): IT in a social context
  • Second year (3rd and 4th semester): IT in businesses
  • Third year (5th and 6th semester): IT in the global world

IT in a social context focuses on the theoretical aspect of how IT has changed the way we interact, work and spend time together. You will learn how to bridge the gap between technology and people, and how to deal with the challenges you face when developing IT solutions.

IT in businesses deals with organizational theory, basic business understanding, process optimization and information management. You will learn to develop functional IT and work processes for the system end-users in an organization, and you will learn how to make changes in a company to optimise an IT solution.

IT in the global world focuses on the challenges of globalisation. You will deal with the development of IT in a global context with emphasis on cultural and management perspectives. You will, simply put, be working in the cross field between anthropology, sociology and technology.

Course/Project Course Course
1. Semester IT & the Social Context Society & Technology
(15 ECTS)
IT Foundations
(7,5 ECTS)
New Media & Communication
(7,5 ECTS)
2. Semester IT & Work Design
(15 ECTS)
Database Use & Design
(7,5 ECTS)
Global Project Management
(7,5 ECTS)
3. Semester IT & the Enterprise Enterprise Systems & Information Management
(15 ECTS)
Business Foundations
(7,5 ECTS)
Organisation & Process Theory
(7,5 ECTS)
4. Semester IT-enabled Process Improvement
(15 ECTS)
IT & Business Process Modelling
(7,5 ECTS)
Philosophy of Science & Technology
(7,5 ECTS)
5. Semester IT & the Global World IT, Globalisation & Culture
(15 ECTS)
IT-enabled Supply Chain Management
(7,5 ECTS)
Elective
(7,5 ECTS)
6. Semester Bachelor Project
(15 ECTS)
IT Governance & Quality Management
(7,5 ECTS)
Elective
(7,5 ECTS)

Electives
You can choose between a number of courses offered at the IT University at bachelor’s level, and even take electives at a different Danish or foreign university.

The course list offers descriptions of all courses offered at the IT University.

Curriculum
See the curriculum for Global Business Informatics

Teaching

The teaching method is informal and dialogue-based, and is a combination of lectures, project work and practicals. The emphasis on project work gives you the opportunity to study your favourite subjects in depth, thereby designing your own individual profile.

Global Business Informatics is developed in cooperation with the business community and designed to give you the opportunity to collaborate with companies and organisations on your various projects.

Global collaboration is an important part of the Global Business Informatics programme. The programme is therefore carried out in English and part of the teaching staff has an international background. You will work in groups with students from all over the World. Making this collaboration work in spite of differences is an important part of the programme. As a Global Business Informatics student you will improve your English skills, become part of an international study environment and have an excellent opportunity to create an international network.

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Student Exchange

You also have a good opportunity to study a semester abroad as an integral part of your BSc in Global Business Informatics.

The IT University has exchange agreements with universities around the world. To Global Business Informatics students, we recommend:

Further Education

With a bachelor in Global Business Informatics you will hold the academic title of BSc (Bachelor of Science). This qualifies you to continue your studies in a master’s programme at the IT University or another Danish or foreign university in the areas of science, social science and technology.

With a BSc in Global Business Informatics, you are qualified to apply for admission to two of the IT University’s two-year MSc programmes:

Career Prospects

The competencies of Global Business Informatics and the global perspective of the programme prepares you for a career in both Danish and global/international context, working as e.g.:

  • Project coordinator
  • Process analyst
  • Quality professional
  • IT architect
  • Support Chain Manager
  • Business developer

As Project coordinator, you can function as project manager and coordinate projects and various tasks. You will be the connecting link between all stakeholders of the project and ensure continuous communication between all levels of a company and its partners – nationally and globally.

A Process analyst observes and documents work processes and can then adapt IT systems and organisations to each other.

As Quality professional, you can make quality measurements of the company’s IT solutions, interpret them and initiate improvement projects. You can also develop quality systems in accordance with international standards.

As Support Chain Manager, you can design education programmes for users, make analyses of the use of IT systems, help users use IT systems and suggest qualified system changes to make them more user friendly.

Admission Requirements

To apply for admission to the BSc in Global Business Informatics, you are required to have an upper secondary education or corresponding foreign or international qualification.

Specific admission requirements

  • Mathematics corresponding to the Danish B-level with an average mark of at least 6 on the Danish 7-point marking scale of the marks included in the subject on your certificate (there is no grade requirement if you have passed Mathematics corresponding the Danish A-level)
  • English corresponding to the Danish B-level with an average mark of at least 6 on the Danish 7-point marking scale of the marks included in the subject on your certificate (there is no grade requirement if you have passed English corresponding the Danish A-level)
  • You must be proficient in oral and written English, as the programme is taught in English.

See en.iu.dk to find out how your marks and levels correspond to the Danish marking system.

Tuition fees
EU/EEA citizens are not to pay any tuition fees (including citizens of the Nordic countries). Non EU/EEA citizens are to pay tuition fees.

Scholarships
Please note that the IT University of Copenhagen offers no scholarships for students applying for a bachelor programme.

Admission figures
In 2013, Global Business Informatics will admit approx. 60 new students. 10 % will be distributed through quota 2 and 5 % through quota 3.

Indicative average mark from 2012 in quota 1: 5,7.

 

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