The aim of providing a qualification for academic studies is realised within the areas of business economics and socio-economics combined with foreign languages and other general subjects. The education programme is to develop the students’ capacity for in-depth studies and their understanding of theoretical knowledge as tools for analysing realistic issues. 

The structure of the programme

Specialized study programme 2½ years:

Compolsory subjects and levels
Normally three subjects constituting the specialized study programme
Multi-subject coursework
Electives
Specialized study project

Basic programme 1 year:

Compolsory subjects and levels: Danish, English, Mathematics and optional 2nd foreign language
Multi-subject coursework

Facts about the hhx programme

Compulsory subjects and levels: Danish A, English A, 2nd foreign language B or A, business economics B, marketing B, international economics B, contemporary history B, mathematics C, commercial law C and social science C. Parts of the teaching are conducted as multi-subject courses within the framework of the study programme.

Two foreign languages are selected from among the following options: French at continued level B and A, German at continued level B and A, French beginner language A, Italian A, Russian A, Spanish A or German beginner language A.

As well as compulsory subjects, the students also choose their specialized study programme and electives, and, in addition, in the third year each student writes a specialized study project within two or three subjects of their choice.

Specialized study subjects: Each student chooses a specialized study programme consisting of a package with three subjects or – in certain cases – two subjects. The typical hhx student chooses packages consisting of two A-level subjects and a third subject at B or C level. However, specialized study programmes can also be offered consisting of one A-level subject together with a B-level subject and a third subject at B or C level. The packages are drawn up and offered by the individual school, and the number of different programmes as well as the specific content vary from school to school.

Electives: Each student selects a number of elective subjects. The number varies according to the study field subjects taken by the student.

Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4
Specialized study subjects: Specialized study subjects: Specialized study subjects: Specialized study subjects:
Business economics A International economics A Marketing A International economics A
Marketing A Business economics A German A IT B
Innovation C Mathematics B Cultural understanding C Mathematics B
Electives: Electives: Electives: Electives:
Marketing and communication C IT B Psychology C Business economics A
Financing C Statistics C Philosophy C Statistics C
Organisation C Innovation C Media subjects B
PE C


Example of choice of specialized study subjects and electives:

Number of weekly periods: Each student completes a minimum of 2470 hours of 60 minutes each. There is, in addition, homework with written assignments, preparation of texts, research etc. as well as time for examinations.

Typical work methods: Various methods of working are employed, for instance classroom instruction, project work, individual and group based written work etc. Case-based teaching programmes also play a significant role in the hhx programme. Up to 25% of the teaching time can be spent on virtually organised teaching, where students and teacher are not necessarily in the same room.

Type of school: The hhx is typically offered by business colleges, which as well as hhx also offer short-cycle higher education, vocational education and training etc. However, there are also some mixed school types which, for example, also offer htx. There are, furthermore, a few schools also offering stx or hf.

Read more about The Higher Commercial Examination Programme (hhx) (pdf)

Last modified 6. marts 2017