Graduate Diploma in International Business

Do you find it interesting to analyse and manage international business processes? And do you picture yourself in a managerial, analytical or specialist function in international companies or organisations collaborating with foreign actors? Then this programme is relevant for you.

Graduate Diploma in international business

The Graduate Diploma Program in International Business (HD2 IB) prepares you for the challenges companies face when operating both in Denmark and around the world. The program provides you with the analytical and managerial skills necessary for today’s business managers that operate in the global arena.

Nowadays politics and culture influence business operations and company strategy more than ever before. Therefore, in this program you will learn how to do business in a complex business evironment and how to implement strategies and manage the risk exposure when your company operates in multiple markets.

The HD in International Business is offered both face-to-face and online, so you can fit your further education into your busy work lifestyle.

HD2 International Business is structured into two years. The first year of study consists of four compulsory courses, while the second year consists of two electives that give you the opportunity to specialize.

The schedule for the face to face studies is on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 17.10-19.45.

HD2 International Business also offers you the opportunity to complete the study online.

Below you will find an overview of the structure of HD2 International Business.



First year

Business in a global context
10 ECTS  
Strategy implementation
10 ECTS 
Strategy and decision making
5 ECTS  
Risk Management 

second year

2 electives  - 10 ECTS  
Practical Seminar
5 ECTS face to face / Online
Final Project                     
15 ECTS face to face / Online


What competences will you develop in this programme?

In this program, you will develop skills that will help you and your company to thrive in your day to day activities, such as in collaborations with customers, suppliers, public authorities, and employees with diverse cultural backgrounds. Such skills will range from softer interpersonal to harder analytical skills

For instance, on the softer-interpersonal skills side of the spectrum, you will learn to understand, identify, and appreciate cultural differences in a workplace. This will help you to successfully communicate and collaborate in a culturally diverse team. You will also develop the adaptive and critical thinking skills necessary to lead your organization through both good and also turbulent times.

In terms of hard analytical skills, you will learn to analyze the economic, political, and cultural conditions relevant to business environment; to formulate and implement business strategies for both global and local operations; to assess and prepare internationalization strategies for companies; and to identify and evaluate the risks exposure associated with activities in multiple markets.


What will I learn to do in this programme ?

In the Graduate Diploma program in International Business (HD2 IB) you will learn how to: analyze the economic, institutional and cultural conditions and trends relevant to the business in a global context; formulate and implement business strategies for both global and local operations; assess and articulate internationalization strategies for companies; identify and assess the risks exposure associated with international investment; conduct market analyses and plan business strategies targeting potential foreign markets; apply knowledge pertaining to cultural differences in solving challenges in large organizations; and organize, execute, and evaluate international projects.

Along the way you will put these skills into practice with rich case studies and exercises from experienced instructors.

How does education benefit your company?

We are in a continuous dialogue with companies in developing our education so that it matches their needs. Hence, this education will provide you with the practical knowledge and skills that will allow your company to experience the value of your newly acquired competencies by assigning you more responsibilities.

Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to work closely with a broad range of issues and topics that will enrich your wealth of knowledge: some of which may be particularly relevant for you and your company.

HD International Business offers you flexibility

At the HD in International Business, our goal is to deliver flexible teaching that gives you the best conditions to combine your education with an international career.

The HD in International Business runs face-to-face as well as online. The online program provides the opportunity to complete all course work online. However, it also provides an opportunity to simply complete one course at a time online to accommodate your busy work schedule.




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  • Number of students: 126 students
  • Average age: 30 year 
  • Gender distribution: 25 % women and 75 % men 

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