Doing Business In

Want to solve a business challenge with Novozymes and The Boston Consulting Group abroad? Doing Business In is your opportunity.

What is Doing Business In?

Doing Business In (DBI) is Djøfs annual case competition and study trip, which is organized by Djøf and 4 selected volunteers in close cooperation with Novozymes and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). As a DBI-participant you are handpicked to an array of unique experiences. With DBI you get a once-in-a-lifetime possibility to travel to a foreign country with representatives from Novozymes and BCG as well as 29 other top students from all over Denmark and from a wide range of disciplines.

With DBI you will, in groups of 5 across disciplines, solve a complex real-life case concerning a real challenge of Novozymes’ in the destination country and get an exclusive insight to how business is done in our destination country through e.g. company visits and workshops. In 2017 we’ll be travelling to Japan, visiting the mega-city Tokyo and cultural capital of Kyoto.

The destination country is always a place where Novozymes and BCG do business, so that you will have the opportunity to learn about the challenges and possibilities of doing business in foreign countries by first hand from professionals that themselves have taken the step of living and working abroad. Through the intensive 24-hour case solving you will obtain a great knowledge of the current macroeconomic as well as economical and cultural trends in the destination country.

The trip takes place each year during Easter. Prior to departure a pre-seminar is held a few weeks before departure and after the return a post-seminar/finale takes place. At the finale a winner team of the 24-hour case competition is found by presenting the results in front of a grand jury consisting of representatives from Djøf, Novozymes and BCG.

As a participant you get

  • A community across Denmark and disciplines
  • An opportunity to use your theory in solving a complex, real-life case
  • A deeper cultural understanding and an opportunity for personal growth
  • A connection to potential future employers

Application deadline has passed

To participate you have to be a member of Djøf. If you are not a member of Djøf and you are studying social sciences, business etc. you can sign up here.

 Application deadline has passed. Stay updated and follow our participants' trip to Japan on our facebook page.

The winning team 2016

The case was about Novozymes and their strategic goals on international sustainability. This year's winning team found a solution on a way to utilize algae in the water of rice fields.

Congratulations Frederik Oscar Høybye (Economics), Thor Høgenhaug (Quantitative Economics), Pernille Myers (M.Sc in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology), Maria Bitsch (M.Sc. Logistics and Supply Chain Management) and Christian Dausgaard (

See the pictures from DBI 2016 and follow our Instagram profile @doingbusinessin.



Kondomer og kanyler trak David til Danmark

Flere udlændinge tager videregående uddannelser i Danmark. Amerikanske David Berger er én af dem.

Foto: Claus Bech
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