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 2018 we travelled to Malaysia and Singapore.

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

The trip takes place each year during Easter. Prior to departure a pre-seminar is held in Copenhagen and  a post-seminar/finale takes place after the case competition. At the finale the winning 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.

Want to be a part of the Organizing Team?

Would you like to get project management experience, work closely with Djøf, Novozymes, and The Boston Consulting Group and go on the trip of a lifetime? Djøf is looking for new organizers to plan and coordinate DBI.


If you want to be a part of the Organizing Team you have to be a member of Djøf. Send your application (maximum ½ page), explaining how you are going to tell the story of DBI 2019 and a CV via e-mail to dk¤djoef¤lmh, no later than July 2, 2018 at 12:00. If you have questions, please contact Line Merete Høj at dk¤djoef¤lmh or 33 95 99 71.

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

How to apply

The application deadline has passed for DBI 2018. You can stay updated and follow the participants, Novozymes and BCG at our facebook page and our Instagram profile @doingbusinessin.

The application deadline for DBI 2019 will be posted on this page and will be december 2018. If you want 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.


The Winning Team 2018

The case was about Novozymes and the palmoil industry in Malaysia.

Congratulations to Mark Michael Tuborg Boesen, Emily Falkenberg, Andreas Volquartz Overgaard, Sven Jung and Pernille Lindvang Samsøe.

See the pictures from DBI 2018 and follow our Instagram profile @doingbusinessin.



The leading international case competition for graduate students, within the field of communication.

Djøf og Danske Advokaters arbejdsretlige processpil

Har du evnerne til at løse en arbejdsretlig konflikt i samarbejde med nogle af landets dygtigste advokater? Så er processpillet noget for dig.


Top fem: Stress, livsstil og på arbejde med far

Et debatindlæg om årsager til stress og en læser, der slår et slag for ikke at gøre sit arbejde til en livsstil, var blandt de mest populære i foråret. Det samme var en af komikeren Per Helges klummer. Læs dem her.

Djøf blog

Efterlysning: generationssymbiose

Jeg vil gerne sammen med dig at tænke videre over de dilemmaer, der kan opstå, når de unge tjekker ind på arbejdsmarkedet, og de ældre ikke tjekker ud.

Jens Breum
Jens Breum