Aarhus School of Business
|Aarhus School of Business|
|Handelshøjskolen i Århus|
|Established||15 September, 1939|
|Type||Business and Economics university|
Aarhus School of Business (ASB) (Danish Handelshøjskolen) was the former business school in Aarhus, Denmark, which is now called Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences
On 1 January 2007, Aarhus School of Business merged with Aarhus University to become part of Aarhus University and in 2011 the Aarhus School of Business and Faculty of Social Sciences at Aarhus University were merged under the name of Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences.
On 15 September 2004, Aarhus School of Business (ASB) celebrated its 65th anniversary, making it one of Europe's oldest business schools.
ASB's predecessor, The Jutland Business School (Den Jyske Handelshøjskole, DJH), has a somewhat more extensive history, however. Already in the late 1800s, DJH provided business programmes to young people from Jutland who wished to follow studies within business, economics and trade. Only when ASB was founded in 1939 did it become the academic institution that it was known as today.
ASB has continually grown since its founding in 1968. ASB moved from the original location downtown Aarhus to the yellow and red brick buildings which since then have provided the setting for the outstanding research and teaching that ASB stood for.
ASB was an EQUIS accredited business school and held more than 7,000 students (a significant number of which were international students) and about 450 employees before the 2011 merger.