Business Model Design Center

Intro education

Welcome to Business Model Design Center (BMDC), the worlds first interdisciplinary research center focusing on business models.
BMDC provides several study programmes within the field. We teach the subject of business models on a variety of levels i.e. Business Models and Business Model Innovation on Master degree level. Besides this we teach Applied Business Modelling on Entrepreneurship and Business Development on Master degree level. We also teach on bachelor level, high school level and in technical schools and also perform executive courses and new venture courses for students. Read more about the different studies and activities by clicking the links below.

Masters degree in Management Accounting

The study in Management Accounting has as its central objective to create awareness and understanding of the financial information that is a necessary condition for being able to manage an organization's activities, resources, and finances and make the best decisions based on the organization's strategy.

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New Venture Creation

Are you interested in starting a new venture and taking your destiny in you own hands? Then the New Venture Creation semester is for you! The 9th semester course is an elective module to all MSc students from across Aalborg University with various academic backgrounds, experiences and cultures. All you need is the desire and eagerness to learn how to start a business.

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Business Models

A Business Model is a blueprint of how a company does business. It is a conceptual tool that contains a set of elements and their relationships and allows a expressing a company’s logic of earning money. It is in other words a description of the value a company offers to one or several segments of customers and the architecture of the firm and its network of partners for creating, marketing and delivering this value and relationship capital to generate a profitable and sustainable revenue stream.

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The Business Model Buzz

One day. A 12 hour business model marathon. Visionary thinkers and innovative practitioners gathered to interact, learn and apply the latest methods and advanced tools on business modeling.

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Entrepreneurial Engineering

The Entrepreneurial Engineering programme develops mind-set and skills that enable you to create and realise new value for people and organisations. Through the Master’s programme, you have the opportunity to acquire the tools, methods, knowledge of processes, as well as an organisational and managerial understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship that will allow you to make a difference in organisations.

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BMDC has several researchers and Ph.d. students affiliated and they frequently publish articles and research results in books and journals around the world. Here you will find a list of publications published in BMDC auspices.

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About BMDC

The Business Model Design Center (BMDC) constitutes the first interdisciplinary center for Business Model research in the world. And our mission is to translate all our research into applicable tools for the world’s practitioners.

BMDC functions as a natural hub between the technology-based research environments and the business oriented research environments.
All activities are focused on the core activity: Business Model Design, in the processes of entrepreneurship, commercialization, and internationalization. A major part of our research is done with real companies! Our affiliates come from numerous professional and geographical backgrounds and interests.

Contact Info

For more information you are welcome to contact us:

Study secretary

Vibeke Jørgensen
ph. (45) 99 40 85 93

Research secretary

Susanne Heyckendorff Maler Hansen
ph. (45) 99 40 71 11

Center director

Christian Nielsen
ph. (45) 99 40 27 02