Bachelor of Science in
Global Business Informatics

The Programme

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 MSc in Digital Innovation & Management.

 

Meet a student from Global business informatics

Meet Dagmar who studies Global Business Informatics, and learn about the programme and how it connects to the real world. English subtitles available.

Who studies Global Business Informatics?

As a student on the Global Business Informatics programme you show understanding for societal conditions. You want to use your analytic skills and knowledge while working with business processes and solutions. Classes are primarily taught in English, and you should therefore have good English skills.

The IT University has a continuous dialogue and collaboration with the relevant industries and provide cases for the students. There is a great deal of group work on this programme, so you should be motivated to collaborate with other students.


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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 on Global Business Informatics

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Programme Structure

The programme equips students with interdisciplinary competences, where you learn to appreciate the theoretical contributions from the different disciplines as well as their practical implications. Theories and methods are taught in close connection to their practical applications and span from computer and information science to social sciences and the humanities.

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 and 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 depths 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 offer an opportunity to shape your own profile. As electives you can choose between a number of courses offered at the IT University at bachelor’s level, or even take electives at a different Danish or international university. The bachelor project can be done in groups or individually.

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


Course of study for BSc in Global Business Informatics
1. Semester IT & the Social Context Society & Technology
(15 ECTS)
Introduction to Programming 
(7.5 ECTS)
Networked 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)
Business Process Modelling and Automation 
(7.5 ECTS)
Philosophy of Science & Technology
(7.5 ECTS)
5. Semester IT & the Global World IT, Globalization & 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)

Project movie

Are business, technology and LEGO connected?

As part of his bachelor project in Global Business Informatics, David has made a collaboration with LEGO, where he has studied what motivates software developers. Watch the video where he talks about the project and learn more about Global Business Informatics.

Help a company to make new IT solutions

Malte is studying Global Business Informatics. As a part of a project he is, together with his group, developing a business intelligence solution for a company. Watch the video where Malte tells about the project and about helping a company in developing new IT solutions.

Tinder and privacy

Emina is studying Global Business Informatics. With her group, she is doing a project on what consequences the gamification of Tinder has on people’s private life. In the video, you can hear her tell about the project and about student life at the IT University of Copenhagen. 

Teaching

The teaching methods are mostly informal and dialogue-based, inspired by a student centered learning approach. They combine lectures, and group exercises, and more uniquely fieldwork in companies, where students work closely with employees at many levels. Students work with many different companies from the United Nations, Dong Energy, SAP, Copenhagen Municipality, Taxa as well as smaller enterprises.

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

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 on 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 take part in an international study environment.

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Project example: mapping out the environmental challenges in Bolivia

An example is a GBI bachelor project based on a global collaboration between actors in Denmark and Bolivia, working on mapping out the environmental challenges in Bolivia. In this project students travelled to Bolivia to research the possibilities of implementing an electronic mapping system based on the geographic information system Quantum GIS.

Through a socio-technical approach the goal was to map out the challenges of the implementation of a technology in an organizational and social setting, much different from the western setting of which the technology was developed.

GBI student Sidsel Thaarup ellaborates:

"In collaboration with the NGO Engineers Without Borders, the Catholic relief organization Caritas, and the municipality of Coroico in Bolivia, we are working on a sustainable solution for the environmental challenges present in Coroico. Since 2013 the organizations involved have worked towards defining a large Environmental Plan that has the goal of creating a general improvement of the environment in the municipality, together with raising the environmental awareness of the local citizens of Coroico.

In this project our job has been to help them implement an electronic mapping system based on the geographic information system Quantum GIS. A geographic information system is a tool that gives the users the possibilities to digitally create and analyze geographic information, establish and edit geographic maps and present the results in a clear way. By being more aware of which regions have a higher risk of for example lower quality of water, the local communities can more effectively redirect their developmental initiatives and by that raise the local conditions of life in an effective a sustainable way."

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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:

  • Australia - Queensland University of Technology
  • Canada - Algoma University
  • China - City University of Hong Kong (Dep. Management Sciences)
  • France - University of Montpellier
  • New Zealand - Auckland University of Technology
  • New Zealand - Victoria University of Wellington
  • Portugal - University Nova Lisboa
  • Singapore - Singapore Management University
  • Spanien The Autonomous University of Madrid
  • South Korea - Hanyang University
  • South Korea - Inha University
  • Taiwan - National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech)
  • USA - Boston University
  • USA - Syracuse University
  • Vietnam - FPT University

A Working BSc

Future

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 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 Development (Design). 

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.

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.

As Business Developer, you actively contribute to the creation of business and social value within and across organisational and institutional complex ecosystems. Being aware of organisational theories and business tools, you are equipped to design strategies and innovate.
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Alumnefilm

MSc in Digital Innovation & Management

Meet Johanna who has an MSc degree in Digital Innovation & Management - the MSc degree you have direct access to if you have graduated Global Business Informatics. English subtitles available.

MSc in Software Design

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 you can hear her talk about her daily work life and how she applies both degrees in her work as a IT consultant in VISMA.

Admission Figures

  • In 2022, Global Business Informatics will admit approximately 60 new students. 
  • 80 % will be distributed through quota 1, and 15 % through quota 2.
  • Indicative average mark from 2022 in quota 1: 8,0 and in 2021 in quota 1: 7,5

Are you interested in studying at the IT University of Copenhagen, please contact The Study and Career Guidance.


Email: studievejledningen@itu.dk