Welcome to the Department of Business Development and Technology

Campus Herning
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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 accreditations AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS for its business-related activities.

BTECH has approximately 1,800 students (about 1,100 are full-time students and 700 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's focus is on research and educational excellence and offers four 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 Engineer degree programme and the pre-admission course for engineering 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.

Furthermore, BTECH is home to a number of externally funded knowledge and research centres, including one Nordic Centre of Excellence and a Stanford Peace Innovation Lab in collaboration with Stanford University, one of the world's leading research and teaching institution. BTECH's research is anchored with five 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.

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.

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Revised 08.09.2016