HD2 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 (HD2) in international business

The Graduate Diploma Program in International Business (HD2 IB) prepares you for the challenges that companies face when operating in Denmark and around the world.

Doing business across borders can be extremely profitable. It is not, however, without its potential pitfalls. The rules that govern cross-border business activities can be a lot more complicated and confusing than the rules governing domestic commerce. With global economic landscape rapidly changing and creating new opportunities, studying business from an international perspective is vital for all of you who are interested to work with diverse cultures and across international boundaries.

Knowledge about international business is useful not only to the private but also to the public sector. International business and public policy also go hand in hand. For instance, to formulate public policy, you need to know how context matters for business, understand the importance of institutions, culture and strategy for companies.

HD2 IB education will also help you create a global mindset, that benefits you in understanding the world around you better and in responding to challenges and current developments in business and society. Thus, providing you with the ability to make informed decisions that consider ethical, economic and social implications.

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 the Graduate Diploma program in International Business (HD2 IB) you will learn to:

  • analyze the economic, institutional and cultural conditions and trends relevant to the business in a global context.
  • formulate and implement business strategies for global and local operations.
  • assess and articulate internationalization strategies for companies.
  • identify and evaluate 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 international business negotiations.
  • execute and evaluate international projects.
What will I learn to do in this programme ?

In this program you will learn how companies handle their operations in a complex business environment affected by politics and culture, how they implement business strategies and manage the risk exposure when operating in global markets. However, you will also learn that an integral part of doing busines and managing international projects is knowing how to negotiate and that understanding a foreign counterpart’s culture is a lot like peeling an onion, as you interpret behavior to reveal attitudes that are founded on values.

How does this 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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