The objective of the Department of Business Development and Technology (BTECH) is to conduct research, offer academic programmes and knowledge exchange at the highest international level in support of the Aarhus BSS mission and vision. 

The department's strategy is developed within the framework of the strategy for Aarhus BSS. The basis for BTECH's strategy is illustrated below.

Mission of Aarhus BSS

To be a quality-driven school that contributes to society through delivering leading research in business and social science disciplines and graduates highly valued by national and international job markets.

Vision of Aarhus BSS

To contribute to the welfare of society by creating first-class research and education for the benefit of all our stakeholders.

Values of BTECH

The Department of Business Development and Technology complies with five core values ​​out of respect for people and environment in order to reach towards the fulfilment of our mission and vision.

Close interaction

... with students, the business community, the rest of AU as well as internally at the department regardless of lines of responsibility.


... in our teaching and research.


... also internally where we stay abreast of developments within AU by being the place where AU implements new procedures and systems.

International environment

... safeguarding Danish values while developing a global view.

Strategic and application-oriented research and development

... which are initially rooted in the region, but have an international impact.