Today, knowledge about IT systems is a vital skill when working to create sustainable change in the world, developing business solutions in the private sector, and optimising processes in public organisations. If you are passionate about creating new opportunities with digital technologies in society and influencing the cultural and organisational development connecting people from across the globe, the three-year bachelor programme in Global Business Informatics is the right education for you.
Global Business Informatics is an interdisciplinary programme empowering you with the ability to see new possibilities in digital technologies and their application in society. With a degree in Global Business Informatics, you will be able to work with sustainable development in private enterprise, public institutions, and Non-Governmental Organisations.
The programme provides you with an in-depth understanding of how organisations implement and work with digital technologies across geographical borders, occupational spheres, and cultural backgrounds as well as how individual members of the work force utilise digital technologies in their everyday work lives.
All courses are taught in English and the curriculum’s cases are selected among Danish and international organisations.
All graduates of the bachelor degree programme in Global Business Informatics may apply directly to the master programme in Digital Innovation & Management.
Meet Dagmar, who studies Global Business Informatics. Learn about the programme and hear why she decided to apply for it.
As a student in the Global Business Informatics programme you show understanding for societal conditions. You want to use your analytical skills and knowledge while working with business processes and solutions. Classes are primarily taught in English, and you should therefore have a good command of English.
The IT University is continuously in dialogue and collaboration with the relevant industries and provides cases for the students. There is a great deal of group work in this programme, so you should be motivated to collaborate with other students.
»Global Business Informatics is all about interdisciplinarity. You will learn how enterprises and organisations can work smarter by the means of IT. So if you have a sociological interest, a technical interest, or a corporate interest you will feel at home at the IT University. The opportunity to investigate and collaborate with organisations as part of the courses is the best thing about Global Business Informatics, because you actually learn to apply theory in practice.Pamina Samarasuriya, student in Global Business Informatics «
Global Business Informatics is all about interdisciplinarity. You will learn how enterprises and organisations can work smarter by the means of IT. So if you have a sociological interest, a technical interest, or a corporate interest you will feel at home at the IT University. The opportunity to investigate and collaborate with organisations as part of the courses is the best thing about Global Business Informatics, because you actually learn to apply theory in practice.
Pamina Samarasuriya, student in Global Business Informatics
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The bachelor programme in Global Business Informatics is a three-year full-time study divided into six semesters. Each semester includes both courses and project work which means that you will be able to apply theory in practice.
The first year, IT in a social context, offers contemporary theories and perspectives on how to analyse media and technology as an integral part of society, work and social practices as well as a basic introduction to IT at a technical level, databases and big data.
The second year, IT in businesses, deals with basic business terminology, organisational theory, enterprise systems and information management as well as state of the art in applying process perspectives on modeling IT and work in organisations in order to improve business processes.
The third year, IT in the global world goes in-depth with the idea of globalisation and the dynamics in bringing various cultures to interact in technological mediated contexts, as well as management challenges in governing IT under those circumstances.
See curriculum for BSc in Global Business Informatics
Electives and bachelor project The electives and the bachelor project provide you with an opportunity to shape your own profile. As electives you can choose between a number of courses offered at the IT University at the bachelor’s level, or even take electives at a different Danish or international university. The bachelor project can be done in groups or individually.
See a description of all courses
As part of his bachelor project in Global Business Informatics, David is, in collaboration with LEGO, studying what motivates software developers. In this video, he i talking about the project and what it is like to study Global Business Informatics.
Malte is studying Global Business Informatics. As part of a project, he and his group are developing a business intelligence solution for a company. Learn more about the project and how it will help a company develop new IT solutions.
Emina studies Global Business Informatics. With her group, she is working on a project about the consequences of gamification of Tinder on people’s private life. In the video, she explains the project and talks about student life at the university.
Global collaboration is an important part of the Global Business Informatics programme. Therefore, it is carried out primarily in English and many professors you will meet have an international background. There is a great deal of group work in this programme which enables you to cooperate – not only with fellow students but also with companies and organisations. As a Global Business Informatics student you will improve your English skills and become part of an international study environment.
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.
You are guaranteed access to the MSc programme in Digital Innovation & Management at the IT University for three years after graduation, if you have completed your BSc degree after January 1, 2019 (legal right to admission).
Moreover, you are qualified to apply for the MSc programme in Digital Design and Interactive Technology (Danish programme) and the MSc programme in Software Design.
With a BSc in Global Business Informatics you will be qualified to work in both a Danish and international context as e.g.:
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.
Meet Johanna, who has an MSc degree in Digital Innovation & Management – you are automatically illegible for an MSc degree programme, if you are a graduate of Global Business Informatics
She now works as a consultant in McKinsey & Co. Find out how she applies the knowledge she acquired while studying at ITU.
Meet Josephine, who has a BSc degree in Global Business Informatics. Subsequently, she chose to apply for a MSc in Software Design, also from the IT University.
Here, she talks about her daily work life and how she applies both degrees in her work as an IT consultant in VISMA.
»Ensure a common thread when combining your electives. It's an opportunity to create your own profile and employers appreciate coherence.David Bjerring, BSc in Global Business Informatics, Business consultant and team leader with Visma Services Danmark A/S«
Ensure a common thread when combining your electives. It's an opportunity to create your own profile and employers appreciate coherence.
David Bjerring, BSc in Global Business Informatics, Business consultant and team leader with Visma Services Danmark A/S
You have the opportunity to study a semester abroad as part of your BSc in Global Business Informatics.
The IT University has exchange agreements with universities around the world. For Global Business Informatics students, we recommend:
Are you interested in studying at the IT University of Copenhagen, and do you have questions about programmes, student life or the like, please contact the Study and Career Guidance.
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