The hhx programme focuses specifically on subjects related to the fields of business economics, marketing and international economics combined with foreign languages and other general subjects.

The structure of the programme

Foundation course – 3 months
  • Danish, English, Mathematics , Social Sciences and subjects from the specialized study programme
  • Two subjects constituting the specialized study programme
  • Basic course in economics 
  • Basic course in general knowledge of languages
  • Electives
Specialized study programme – 2 years 9 months
  • Compulsory subjects and levels
  • Two subjects constituting the specialized study programme
  • Multi-subject courses
  • Individual project
  • Electives

Facts about the hhx programme

Compulsory subjects and levels* in the specialized study programme
  • Danish A
  • English A
  • 2nd foreign language B or A (French, German or Spanish advanced B or beginner A, Italian beginner A, Russian beginner A, Chinese beginner A)
  • Business economics B
  • Marketing B
  • International economics B
  • Contemporary history B
  • Mathematics B (C-level if the student has 3 foreign languages or more)
  • Commercial law C
  • Social Sciences C

*A= upper level, B= medium level, C= basic level.

Choice of a specialization

After finishing the foundation course, each student chooses a specialized study programme.

Each programme consists of a set of two subjects supplemented by one or more electives.

Each school must provide a selection of 13 standardized programmes which students can choose from.

Example 1:
Specialization in economics and marketing
Example 2:
Specialization in economics and language
Example 3:
Specialization in language
Business economics A International economics A 2nd language A
Marketing A 2nd language A 2nd language A, B or C

The Individual project (SOP)

The final individual project (3.year) is based on preceding interdisciplinary cooperation between several subjects across the hhx profile, covering a total of seven research areas related to humanities, social science and business studies. The students gain experience with the subjects’ methodology, theory of science and academic disciplines to prepare them for the final stage of their education. 

Project requirements, course design and assessment

The project must be based on two subjects, out of which one is A-level (= upper level) and the other related to one of the study programme’s profile subjects. 

20 class hours are allocated to this process as well as 30 hours of self-study, covering a period of ten days. This includes supervision and study related activities with relevant teachers.

Final assessment
  • 30 minutes oral examination
  • The student receives one grade based on an overall assessment of the following criteria:
    - Individual report
    - 10 minutes individual presentation of key issues in emphasized in the report
    - Discussion between student, examiner and censor

Number of weekly periods

In the course of the three years each student completes a minimum of 2605 hours of classes. In addition to classes, the programme includes homework, written assignments, research, etc., as well as examinations.

Typical teaching methods

Various methods of teaching are employed, e.g. classroom instruction, project work, individual and group based written work, etc. Up to 20% of the teaching time can be spent on virtually organized teaching.

Type of school

The hhx is typically offered by business colleges, which also offer vocational education and training.
Some of the schools also offer the htx programme and a few offer all four upper secondary programmes (hf, stx, hhx and htx).

Last modified 21. marts 2019