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:
Compulsory subjects and levels
Normally three subjects constituting the specialized study programme
Specialized study project
Basic programme 1 year:
Compulsory subjects and levels: Danish, English, Mathematics and optional 2nd foreign language
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|
|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|
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.