Doing Business In

Do you want to solve a business challenge abroad with Novozymes and The Boston Consulting Group? 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).

The case Competition

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. You will participate together with 29 other top students from all over Denmark and from a wide range of disciplines.

With DBI you will solve a complex real-life case concerning Novozymes in the destination country. You will be solving the case in 5 groups across disciplines. Throughout DBI, you will gain exclusive insight into how business is done in the destination country through company visits and workshops. At the finale, the winning team of the case competition is found by presenting the results in front of a grand jury consisting of representatives from Djøf, Novozymes and BCG.

Gain experiences abroad

The destination country is always a place where Novozymes and BCG do business. You will have the opportunity to learn about the challenges and possibilities of doing business in foreign countries from professionals who are living and working abroad themselves. You will obtain great knowledge on the current macroeconomic, economic, and cultural trends in the destination country. DBI has taken place all over the world such as countries like India, China, Malaysia, USA, Japan, and Brazil.

When and where does DBI take place?

  • The trip takes place each year during Easter and the trip will be 10 to 14 days.
  • The pre seminar will be held two weeks before the trip.The pre seminar is always during a weekend. It will be held in Copenhagen and in Novozymes’ headquarters in Bagsværd.
  • The post-seminar/finale takes place after the trip. The finale usually takes place 14 days after the trip.

As a participant you get

  • A community from all of Denmark and across disciplines
  • An opportunity to use your theoretical knowledge to solve 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 for DBI 2020 is in the beginning of December
  • Upload motivational letter, your CV, and your grade transcripts. You will be able to apply from the beginning of October
  • If you are selected as a participant and you are studying political sciences, social sciences etc., you have to be a member of Djøf before you go on the trip. However, you do not have to be a member of Djøf to apply for DBI.

You can stay updated and follow the participants, Novozymes and BCG at our facebook page and our Instagram profile @doingbusinessin

The Winning Team 2019

 The case in 2019 was about how Novozymes can strengthen their business in Latin America. The case competition took place in Brazil.

Congratulations to Anna (CBS), Cecilie (KU), Nikolaj (KU), Stine (CBS), and Thor (CBS).

DBI vindere 2019






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