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Design and Business (Sønderborg)

Top-up degree of Design and Business, 90 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Business Academy SouthWest
Campus Sønderborg
Duration 1,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3900 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The top-up Bachelor’s degree in Design & Business combine design with business understanding and vice versa with the object of educating professionals for the fashion and lifestyle industry capable of working cross-functionally with an understanding of a company’s workflows as well as sustainable brand concepts.

At Business Academy South West the study programme Brand Management & Design is offered as a part of the Marketing specialisation focusing on concept development, management and strategy.

Students will learn to work with brands with the purpose of developing innovative concepts and products.
We use the individual brand’s strategy as our starting point and develop commercial, strategic and realistic processes and designs, our approach always being one of branding and marketing.

About the programme     

The education in Design & Business lasts 1,5 years, and is built over 3 semesters.

1st semester:
  • General subjects: Design I, Business I, and Technology I
  • Brand Management & Design: Visual Merchandise, Concept Development, and Communication
2nd semester:
  • General subjects: Design II, Business II, and Technology II
  • Electives: Relevant elective options are offered.
  • Brand Management & Design: Strategy & Management
3rd semester:
  • Internship
  • Bachelor project

Your internship is in the third semester. You decide yourself if your internship is with a company in Denmark or a company abroad.


At Business Academy SouthWest you have the opportunity to go abroad as a part of your education. You can choose between studying abroad for a semester or doing your internship abroad. Read more here


You must have completed one of the following courses if you are going to apply for a place on the Design & Business course.You can also ask for a competence assessment on the basis of an academy profession programme or a diploma course.


To be considered for the program, you must complete entrance exam after you apply via our website. The entrance exam must show your creative abilities and that you can work from a given material that inspire you.


Please read about our admission process for international students in Incoming Full Degree Students. 

Apply through the national electronic admission system, with all relevant documentation. 

If you need further assistance with the application procedure please contact the academy.
Note that you can also apply through one of the institute's agents and representatives

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines. 

Job and Future

After you have completed your Design & Business course with the specialisation of Brand Management & Design, you will be prepared to work within the fashion and lifestyle industry e.g. undertaking one of the following roles:
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Brand Coordinator
  • SoMe Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Project Manager

Tuition fee

Higher education in Denmark is free for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland. You do not pay for tuition if you at the time of application have a:
  • Permanent residence permit (‘permanent opholdstilladelse’)
  • Temporary residence permit that can be upgraded to a permanent one (‘midlertidig opholdstilladelse mmf varigt ophold’)
  • Residence permit as the accompanying child of a non-EU/EEA parent holding a residence permit based on employment (§9a of the Danish Aliens Act)
All other students must pay tuition fees. See our tutition fee here.  



Alsion 2, 
6400 Sønderborg

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