Strategy, mission and vision

The strategic plan for Aarhus BSS is developed by the executive team in close cooperation with the faculty management team. As a rule, the strategy is developed for a three-year period.

Aarhus BSS’ strategy must contribute to positioning the school as a leading international research and educational institution benefitting students, employees, companies, organisations, the public sector and society at large. The strategy is anchored in the school’s mission and vision.


To be a quality-driven school that contributes to society through delivering leading research in business and social science disciplines and graduates highly valued by national and international job markets.


To contribute to the welfare of society by creating first-class research and education for the benefit of all our stakeholders.

Aarhus BSS Strategy 2017-2020

The strategy of Aarhus BSS for the period 2017-2020 supports Aarhus University’s four core activities – research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange.

In the strategy period 2017-2020, Aarhus BSS' goals are:

To improve the quality and relevance of our research-based education to ensure optimal employment opportunities for our graduates on national and international job markets.

To significantly improve the quality of our research output and increase external research funding.

International outlook
To raise the quality of recruitment and mobility at all levels and strengthen our international outlook.

External relations
To improve the quality of services to public and private organisations and become a preferred provider of skilled graduates to relevant industries.

Read Aarhus BSS' entire strategy
for 2017-2020