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Erasmus+ & Exchange Students

Erasmus+ & Exchange Students

Business Academy South West welcomes Erasmus+ students and students from our partner institutions. A semester abroad is a fantastic chance to broaden your cultural foundation, and it will add value to you as a potential future international employee. Every year Business Academy South West welcomes more than 40 international students in both Esbjerg and Sønderborg.

As an ERASMUS+ student you may choose between the programmes listed in the course catalogue below.

You may also choose between participating in a Spring or Autumn semester or even take a full academic year. Tuition is free of charge.

 

 

Language Policy

As an ERASMUS+ student you must have a high level of English. The study programmes, which you can choose between, are taught in English, and we do not offer additional lessons in English. We do not demand an official language test, but we expect applicants to have a level equivalent to for instance Oxford Placement B2 or IELTS 6,0 (overall band) or TOFL 550/213/79-80.

Admission Process

Before you apply

First of all, you need to contact the International Office at your home institution about going on exchange. This is to ensure that your home institution has a bilateral exchange agreement with Business Academy South West.

If your home institution does not have an agreement with Business Academy South West, your International Office can contact us at international@easv.dk to explore the opportunity of entering into a bilateral agreement or even come as a “free mover” – which means that you plan the semester abroad without an agreement. In this case you will have to organize everything by yourself.

Nomination

If you get selected to take a semester or an academic year abroad your home university will send a nomination list to our academy and the international office here at Business Academy South West will inform you directly about the application procedure and send you all relevant documents to apply for study and housing.

Nomination Deadlines

  • 1st of June for entry in August/September (Autumn semester)
  • 1st of November for entry in January/February (Spring semester)

 

 

Admission

The processing of your application will be after deadline of applying as we only have a limited number of available study places for Erasmus+ Students. You will receive an official “Letter of Admission” by e-mail from the International Office at Business Academy South West.

Housing

What type of housing do we offer?

As an exchange student at Business Academy South West you will be offered housing. We do not offer on-campus accommodation; instead we have access to a number of rooms in dormitories (kollegier) in various parts of Esbjerg, most of them just situated around our academy. These rooms are all furnished with access to kitchen, toilet and bathing facilities. Many Danish and international students from various educational institutions throughout Esbjerg live in dormitories.

If you choose to decline your housing offer, or you do not respond to the housing offer within the deadline stated in the offer, you take on the responsibility of finding housing on your own. As finding housing is quite difficult in Esbjerg – especially from abroad – we advise to accept the offer from the International Office.

Housing period

All exchange students will normally be offered housing for the period of 15th August – 15th January (for the autumn semester) or 15th January – 15th July (for the spring semester). Therefore, you need to pay rent for this six-month period even though you might only study for five months, otherwise it is not possible for us to secure housing for exchange students.

Price

The typical monthly rent for a room in a hall of residence is approximately € 300. If you accept the housing offer you are required to transfer the rent for the first month as well as a deposit of approximately € 600, all-in-all € 900.00. Any damages to your room will be deducted from the deposit. The transfer must be made prior to your arrival. Only the deposit and the rent for the first month are paid to Business Academy South West, as payments for the following months will be made directly to the accommodation office. The monthly transfer of rent will be elaborated on upon arrival.

House rules

When you live in a hall of residence, it is essential to ensure a pleasant and comfortable environment where everyone can live and study. It is important to respect your neighbours and for everyone to take part in the shared responsibilities at the residence.

Contract

Upon arrival you will be presented a contract for the dormitory and room you have been selected for. With this contract you also receive the house rules of the dormitory. It is important that you read these rules carefully.

  • Application form for accommodation (Erasmus students)
  • Overview of accommodation offers

Danish Marking Scale

The ECTS marking scale

ECTS credits indicate the student workload required to complete a course. They reflect the relationship between the quantity of work required for each course and the quantity of work required to complete a full year of academic study at Business Academy South West.

In the ECTS system, 60 points represents the workload for one academic year of study (two semesters), whereas 30 points represents one semester. Points are only granted for completed courses.

12 – A
For an excellent performance displaying a high level of command of all aspects of the relevant material, with no or only a few minor weaknesses.

10 – B
For a very good performance displaying a high level of command of most aspects of the relevant material, with only minor weaknesses.

7 – C
For a good performance displaying a good command of the relevant material but also some weaknesses. 

4 – D
For a fair performance displaying some command of the relevant material but also some major weaknesses.

02 – E
For a performance meeting only the minimum requirements of acceptance.

00 – Fx (not passed)
For a performance which does not meet the minimum requirements of acceptance.

-3 – F (not passed)
For a performance which is unacceptable in all respects.

Academic Calendar

Academic calendar Business Academy South West
If you come here on an international exchange, you will usually stay for one or two semesters. If you come to follow one of our mainstream programmes, you will normally spend the whole academic year here and as long as the programme lasts.

Semesters at Business Academy South West
Business Academy South West´s academic year is divided into two semesters: one starts in Autumn and the other one starts in Spring.

  • Spring semester 2018: (29th (or 22nd) January 2018 – end of June 2018)
  • Autumn semester 2018: (27th (or 20th) August – end of December/mid January 2018 – depending on the program chosen)

Breaks at Business Academy South West

  • Autumn break: Week 42: 16th October 2017 – 22nd October 2017
  • Winter break: week 7: 14th February 2018 – 20th February 2018

During the Spring semester you will also experience a lot of public holidays which vary each year.

Computer Science

AP Degree Programme in Computer Science

1st semester – 30 ECTS

Autumn semester 27th August 2018 – 15th January 2019.

  • Software Construction I Basic Programming – 17,5 ECTS
  • Software Design I – 7,5 ECTS
  • IT in Business Organizations I – 5 ECTS

2nd semester – 30 ECTS

Spring semester 22nd January 2018 – end of June 2018.

  • Software Design II –  7,5 ECTS
  • IT in Business Organizations II –  5 ECTS
  • Databases and Operating systems – 5 ECTS

3rd Semester – 30 ECTS

Autumn semester 28th August 2018 – 15th January 2019.

  • Software Architecture and Distributed Programming – 10 ECTS
  • Computer Network and Distributed Systems – 10 ECTS
  • Software Development Methods – 10 ECTS

4th semester – 30 ECTS

Spring semester 28th January 2018 – end of June 2018
Specialization* – 30 ECTS

* The specialization are courses chosen by the students in the class. Here are examples of what they can choose:

  • Advanced Networking
  • Autonomous Agents
  • Mobile Apps
  • JS Web Apps
  • Game Development

Exam
After each semester there will be an exam – either written or oral in each subject for all Erasmus Exchange students – the exam can also be developed as a project.

Learning Agreement
Before arrival you hand in your Learning Agreement and according to this you will be registered for the exams.

Certificate
Transcript of Records and Erasmus Certificate will be sent to your home address after you return to your home institution.

Marketing Management

AP Degree Programme in Marketing Management

1st semester – 30 ECTS

Starts twice per year:
Spring semester:  29th January 2018 – end of June 2018.
Autumn semester: 27th August 2018 – end of December 2018.

  • International Marketing 13 ECTS
    A: Strategic analysis of company
    B: Marketing Research
    C: Market analysis
  • Economics 5 ECTS
    A: Company analysis
    B: Micro Economics
  • Sales and Market Communication 2 ECTS
    A: Culture analysis
  • Business Law 2 ECTS
    A: Sources of law
    B: Personal data
  • Organization and SCM 8 ECTS
    A: Organisational structure
    B: Analysing the Supply Chain

2nd semester – 30 ECTS 

Starts twice per year:
Spring semester:  15th January 2018 -end of June 2018.
Autumn semester: 13th August 2018 – end of December 2018.

  • International Marketing 7 ECTS
    A: Segmentation
    B: B2C Marketing
    C: B2B Marketing
  • Economics 10 ECTS
    A: Budgeting
    B: Price optimization
  • Sales and Market Communication 8 ECTS
    A: Planning marketing communication
    B: Developing communication material
    C: Sales and negotiation
  • Business Law 3 ECTS
    A: Rules regarding contracts
    B: Danish and international rules of buying and selling goods’
  • Organization and SCM 2 ECTS
    A: Organizing marketing communication
    B: Relationship management

3rd semester – 30 ECTS

Starts twice per year:
Spring semester:  15th January 2018 – 
end of June 2018.
Autumn semester: 14th August 2018 – end of December 2018.

  • International Marketing and Sales – 5 ECTS
    A: Growth strategies
    B: Internationalization
  • Economics – 5 ECTS
    A: Macro Economics
    B: Investment and finance theories
  • Electives – 20 ECTS
    A: Experience Economy (5 ECTS)
    B: Entrepreneurship (5 ECTS)
    C: Statistics (7,5 ECTS)
    D: Business Economics (7,5 ECTS)
    E: Business Law (5 ECTS)
    F: HR Management (5 ECTS)
    G: Event Management (5 ECTS)

Choose 3 or 4 of the above. Notice that Statistics and Business Economics have to be elected as a package!

Exams:
After each semester there will be on oral and/or written exam to grade your participation.

Learning Agreement – choice of subjects:

We require that Erasmus students choose all subjects in the semester plan and we can only allow the student to leave out subjects if special circumstances occur.

Please send your Learning Agreement to us together with your application form and you will be registered for the subjects chosen.

Transcript of records and certificate:
After you have ended your exams here at the Academy we will send a transcript of record and an official certificate to you and your home university.

 

Multimedia Design & Communication

AP Degree Programme in Multimedia Design & Communication

1st semester – 30 ECTS

Autumn semester: 28th August 2018 – 15th January 2019.

  • The company – 5 ECTS
  • Communication and presentation – 5 ECTS
  • Multimedia Design and Visualization – 10 ECTS
  • Interaction Development – 10 ECTS

2nd semester – 30 ECTS

Spring semester: 28th January 2018 – end of June 2018.

  • The company – 5 ECTS
  • Communication and presentation – 10 ECTS
  • Multimedia Design and Visualization – 10 ECTS
  • Interaction Development – 5 ECTS

Autumn semester: 28th August 2018 – 15th January 2019.

  • The company – 5 ECTS
  • Communication and presentation – 5 ECTS
  • Multimedia Design and Visualization – 5 ECTS
  • Interaction Development – 5 ECTS
  • Electives – 10 ECTS

Exam
After each semester there will be an exam – either written or oral in each subject for all Erasmus Exchange students – the exam can also be developed as a project.

Learning Agreement
Before arrival you hand in your Learning Agreement and according to this you will be registered for the exams.

Certificate
Transcript of Records and Erasmus Certificate will be sent to your home address after you return to your home institution.

Web Development

BA Top-up Degree Programme in Web Development

1st semester – 30 ECTS

Autumn semester: 28th August 2018 – end of December 2018.

  • Elective: Virtual Reality – 5 ECTS
  • Elective: Mobile Applications – 5 ECTS
  • Interface Design & Digital Aesthetics – 10 ECTS
  • Development Environments – 10 ECTS

Spring semester: 28th January 2018 – end of June 2018.

  • Back/Front End (Separate bridging modules) – 10 ECTS
  • Data Bases – 10 ECTS
  • Elective: CMS – 5 ECTS
  • Elective: User Research – 5 ECTS

Exam
At the conclusion of the semester there will be exams – either written and/or oral – in each module for all Erasmus exchange students. However, in some instances a project exam including all modules is also possible. No matter the form of exam you will get a grade in each of the completed modules.

Learning Agreement
Before arrival you hand in your Learning Agreement and according to this you will be registered for the exams.

Certificate
Transcript of Records and Certificate will be sent to your home address after you return to your home institution.

Software Development

BA Top-up Degree Programme in Software Development

1st semester – 30 ECTS

Spring semester: 2th January 2018 – end of June 2018.

  • Databases for developers –  10 ECTS
  • System Integration –  10 ECTS
  • Development of large systems –  10 ECTS

2nd semester – 30 ECTS

Autumn Semester: 20th August 2018 – end of December 2018.

  • Test – 10 ECTS
  • Parrallel Programming – 5 ECTS
  • Computability – 5 ECTS
  • Contract based system development – 10 ECTS

Exam
Each course have an oral exam at the end of the semester.

Learning Agreement
Before arrival you hand in your Learning Agreement and according to this you will be registered for the exams.

Certificate
Transcript of Records and Certificate will be sent to your home address after you return to your home institution.

International Sales & Marketing

BA Top-up Degree Programme in International Sales & Marketing

1st semester – 30 ECTS

Starts twice per year:
Spring semester: 15th January 2018 – end of June 2018.
Autumn semester: 20th August 2018 – end of December 2018.

Themes:

  • The Company’s strategic basis (Business Model) – 10 ECTS
  • The customer as a starting point – 20 ECTS

Subjects:

  • International Marketing – 11,5 ECTS
  • Organizational Management/SCM – 5,5 ECTS
  • Economics – 5 ECTS
  • Business Law – 4 ECTS
  • Methodology – 4 ECTS

2nd semester

Starts twice per year:
Spring semester: 22nd January 2018 – end of June 2018.
Autumn semester: 20th August 2018 – end of December 2018.

Themes:

  • Industry & competitors – 5 ECTS
  • Sales management and the Sales Development of the company – 10 ECTS
  • National Electives – 10 ECTS
  • Local Electives – 5 ECTS

Subjects:

  • International Marketing – 6 ECTS
  • Organizational Management/SCM – 4,5 ECTS
  • Economics – 2,5 ECTS
  • Business Law – 1 ECTS
  • Methodology – 1 ECTS

There will be 2 national electives to choose from – either:

  • Project Management
  • Purchase and Negotiation

There will be 3 local electives to choose from – either:

  • Selling in a foreign market
  • Digital sales optimization
  • Offshore selling

(The actual subjects will depend on the subjects our students will choose.)

Exam
Each theme has a compuslory assignment.

First semester has a 5-hour written exam including both themes. The written exam is cross-disciplinary and includes 5 different subject areas. Approval of the compulsory assignments is a prerequisite for participating in the written exam.

Second semester has a 2 hour written exam after theme 3 and a 30 minutes oral exam after theme 4. The electives have individual oral exams.

Learning agreement
At arrival you hand in your Learning Agreement and according to this you will be registered for the exam. If you require grades or pass/no-pass, you must participate in the compulsory assigments.

Certificate
Transcript of records and Certificare will be sent to your home address after you return to your home institution.

Design & Business

2nd semester

Spring semester: 29th January 2018 – end of June 2018
You will be able to choose two of the offered elective courses.
These are subject to change

  • Electives: Merhcandise –  5 ECTS
  • Elective: 3D Printing –  5 ECTS
  • Elective: Foot Wear –  5 ECTS
  • Elective: Fur Fashion –  5 ECTS
  • Brand Specialization 2
    (Concept Development, Strategy Management 2)                     – 15 ECTS
  • Internship
    (Last until the end of the first 1/3 of the fall semester – 5 ECTS

3rd semester

Autumn semester: 27th August 2018 – End of December 2018

  • Common Module
    (Design, Business, Sociology, Scientific Theory) – 15 ECTS
  • Brand Specialization 1
    (Strategy Management, Communication) – 15 ECTS

Exam
At the conclusion of the semester there will be exams according to your learning agreement.

Learning Agreement
Before arrival you hand in your Learning Agreement and according to this you will be registered for the exams.

 

Certificate
Transcript of Records and Certificate will be sent to your home address after you return to your home institution.