Bachelor studies at CBS very popular again this year

The number of applicants for a bachelor degree at CBS is at the same high level as last year. The new shipping programme in particular experiences a massive interest.

There is still a massive interest in studying at CBS. The application deadline was Saturday at 12:00 noon. The numbers show that 14,351 people have applied for admission to a bachelor programme, and 5,008 have applied for CBS' programmes as their first priority.
- In all, the number of applications is status quo. We see this interest in CBS' programmes as an indication of the high employment rate in especially private companies, says Rie Snekkerup, Director of the Programme Administration at CBS.
She emphasises that CBS has accepted and rejected a record high number of qualified applicants both at undergraduate and graduate level.
There are entry requirements for all of our programmes now. We have had to reject more applicants than ever. There is simply no more capacity. Natural and health sciences receive more basic funding than social sciences and CBS, so we simply do not have the capacity to increase the number of places despite a large demand from students as well as the business sector, she says.
New shipping programme is popular
For the first time in Denmark, students can now study a bachelor targeted at the shipping industry. It looks like young people have embraced this new programme, which have been developed in close collaboration with the shipping industry. 700 people have applied for admission, of which 240 have applied for the programme as their first priority. 
- We are happy that this programme has touched the spot, however, since there are only 25 places, we expect high entry requirements. The lucky - and skilled - applicants who are offered a place, will have access to a programme with a period of study abroad and internships in the most significant shipping nations of the world, says Rie Snekkerup.
More applicants for business administration
The application numbers also show that the classical business administration programmes are more popular this year. In fact, information systems, mathematics, business law, business communication, psychology and philosophy have seen more 1st priority applicants than last year. In return, the number of applications for the new 2013 programmes in project management and European business have experienced a slight decrease. 
- The number of applicants is still very high in relation to the number of places. In my opinion, the decrease is a sign that the applicants have become more realistic and refrain from applying unless they have a GPA to match, says Rie Snekkerup.
For more information, contact
Rie Snekkerup, Director of the Programme Administration, email:, tel.: +45 3815 3260
eller Mikael Koldby, Public Relations Officer, tel.: +45 4020 4454.


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