Record-high enrolment of master students at CBS
A record-high number of master students received very good news from CBS this weekend. 4,315 students were offered to study for a master degree. This is the highest number ever and an increase of 9 percent compared to 2012, says Anne Mette Hou from Admissions Office, CBS.
The reasons for the increased enrolment are more places and more qualified applicants. The applicants meet the requirements of the sought programmes to a higher degree than before. This has resulted in a more severe competition for the places in the programmes with entry requirements.
- Unfortunately, the increased number of qualified applicants means that more applicants have been rejected on the basis of selection criteria. We have also observed a tendency that the applicants apply for specific popular programmes and concentrations. For instance, the MSc concentration Finance & Strategic Management is extremely popular and very hard to get into. There are 589 applicants for 150 places, says Anne Mette Hou. She encourages students who have questions to create a note in the Admission Flow, the electronic master enrolment system.
A total of 6,534 students have applied for a master degree at CBS after the summer holiday. This is an increase of five percent. 54 percent of the applicants are international, 49 percent have an international degree, and 19 percent are from another Danish university.