After you have applied

At this page you can read all about what happens after you have applied, when do you receive an answer to your application and where to find it. If you are conditionally accepted, you can find information about how to document fulfilment of your conditions. You can also find our statistics on admission from previous application rounds.

Winter Application Round - MSc in Business Administration and Ebusiness

If you have applied for admission to MSc in Business Administration and Ebusiness in the Winter application round, your answer letter has now been uploaded to the Application Portal. You have received an e-mail - remember to check your spam filter. The e-mail contains a direct link to your application, and once you log in, you will find your letter under the tab Messages.

Find more information on MSc in Business Administration and Ebusiness winter round

If you need help understanding your letter, please read more under the headline "The Admission Letter".

Remember, if you have been offered a study place at CBS, you have only 5 days to accept it. See under the headline "Application Answer” for information on how to confirm your study place.

If your application has been rejected, please keep in mind that admission to Master’s programmes at CBS is always competitive. Please see statistics on admission below for more information.

Application answer

If you need to clarify which group you belong to please see the information on the page Deadlines.  

The answer (group 1)

You will receive an answer to your application no later than the 10th of June 2021. You only have 5 days to accept the study place, from the day you received the answer. 

You will receive an email containing a direct link to your application when the answer has been uploaded in the Application Portal - remember to check your spam filter. Once logged in, you will find your letter under the tab "messages". 

Your applicant ID number is in the upper right-hand corner of the letter. Please make a note of it in case you need to contact us about your application.

If you applied to several programmes, you’ll receive a letter for each programme that was assessed. If you are accepted on one of your higher priorities, your lower priorities were not assessed and you will therefore not receive a letter regarding them.

The answer (group 2) 

You will receive an answer to your application no later than the 15th of March 2021. You only have 5 days to accept the study place, from the day you received the answer. 

You will receive an email containing a direct link to your application when the answer has been uploaded in the Application Portal - remember to check your spam filter. Once logged in, you will find your letter under the tab "messages". 

Your applicant ID number is in the upper right-hand corner of the letter. Please make a note of it in case you need to contact us about your application.

If you applied to several programmes, you’ll receive a letter for each programme that was assessed. If you are accepted on one of your higher priorities, your lower priorities were not assessed and you will therefore not receive a letter regarding them.

Having problems logging on to the Application Portal?  
If you have problems logging in, or have forgotten your username, please contact IT Support help@student.cbs.dk.
How to accept (or reject) the study place

After receiving your letter, you have 5 days to accept or reject your place in the Application Portal. Please read your answer letter carefully. You should only accept or reject your offered place after reading it thoroughly. 

You can accept or reject the study place under the tab "see the status of application" (marked with a blue box in the image below).

- Click on the "action" tab (marked with a red box in the image below).
- After clicking "accept" or "reject offer", the status of your application will change.
- You will receive a confirmation in the Application Portal and you will see that the status of your application changes:


Language: Status: When offered a study place: Status: When you have accepted:
English: Assessment completed, Offered admission Assessment completed, Admitted
Assessment completed, Offered conditional admission Assessment completed, Conditionally admitted
Danish: Afgjort, Optagelse tilbudt Afgjort, Optaget
Afgjort, Betinget optagelse tilbudt Afgjort, Betinget optaget


How to accept the study place

 

The admission letter

The admission letter informs, whether or not, you’re accepted to any of the graduate programmes that you’ve applied for. Below you can read about the various types of letters you could receive as well as the deadlines for accepting your place. 

Did you get a study place at CBS?

If you are offered a place at one of the programmes you’ve applied for (i.e. you are fully accepted or conditionally accepted), you’ll be asked to accept or reject the offered place.

You must accept or reject the offered place no later than 5 days after you have received the offer. If other deadlines apply, they’ll be mentioned in your letter of (conditional) acceptance.

What does accepting a place of study mean? 

It means that you have reserved your place and are officially enrolled in the offered programme starting 1 September / 1 February (MSc in Business Administration and Ebusiness - Winter). If you do not accept the offered place by the deadline, shown above, you will lose your offered place. You will not be offered a place at a lower priority.

What if I change my mind?
If you have accepted the offered place of study, but then change your mind and decide not to study at CBS after all, you must withdraw from the programme. You cannot do this automatically through the Application Portal. If you change your mind before study start, please write an email to Graduate Admission stating that you do not wish to start the programme. If you change your mind after study start, you need to use the withdrawal form available at my.cbs.dk / My studies > Study planning > De-enrolment

What does rejecting a place of study mean?
If you reject the offered place of study, you will not be offered a place at a lower priority. Also, you will not be able to change your mind at a later point. 

Full acceptance
If you have received a letter of full acceptance, and there are no conditions attached to your acceptance, the only thing you need to do is indicate if you wish to accept the offered place of study or not. Once you have confirmed your place of study, you are enrolled in the programme and your application process is completed.

Conditional acceptance
If you have received a letter of conditional acceptance, you are not fully admitted at the programme until you have fulfilled all the requirements for admission listed in your letter.

Read your letter of conditional acceptance carefully: make sure you understand what the conditions are and the deadlines for them to be fulfilled. If you have any questions, please go to the contact pages.

Remember, you must confirm or reject the offered place of study.

If you accept your place, it’s important that you upload the necessary documentation proving that you have fulfilled the remaining conditions no later than 31 August 2021 (other deadlines may apply to non-EU/EEA citizens who need a student residence permit). If you are conditionally accepted at MSc in Business Administration and Ebusiness in the Winter application round, the deadline is 31 January 2021.

You will receive an email, when it’s possible to upload the necessary documentation.

Things to remember:

  • You are provisionally enrolled and your enrolment will be annulled if you do not fulfil each of the conditions by the deadlines stated in your letter.
     
  • If you are eligible for SU (Student Grant), being annulled will have consequences for your SU grant.
     
  • You need a letter of full acceptance in order to register as an EU resident in Denmark, and in many cases, to obtain financial support for your studies from your home country. It is therefore important to document that you fulfil all your conditions as soon as possible.
     
  • If you apply again in the future and have planned to take supplementary courses during the summer, be aware of the rules regarding supplementary courses. See the Graduate Admission pages for further information.


There are two categories of conditions you may receive:

  • Courses
  • Bachelor degree

See more details about each below.

If you are conditionally accepted at at MSc in Business Administration and Ebusiness with study start 1 February 2021, fulfilment of the English language requirement may also be a condition.

Courses

Qualifying supplementary course(s), not taken as part of your bachelor’s degree and taken outside of CBS, must be officially documented and uploaded on the Application Portal. Note that you must have informed us about these when you applied. Please do this when you’ve passed your final exam(s) for the course(s) and bear in mind that we will be checking whether or not you have passed so you must provide adequate documentation.

ISUP courses (that you informed us about when you applied) must be passed before 31 August 2021. We will check whether or not you have passed the exams for any ISUP courses taken.

If you do not pass the courses listed on your letter of conditional acceptance before the start of your study programme, you will not be fully admitted and your admission will be annulled.

Bachelor Degree

  • If you are from a university other than CBS, you must upload documentation that you've completed your bachelor degree to the Application Portal. You will receive an email when it is possible to do so. It is not possible to upload documentation after 31 August 2021. See below for instructions regarding what documentation is necessary to prove that you have finished your bachelor degree.
     
  • If you are from CBS, we check ourselves to see whether you have finished your degree.
     
  • If you completed all components of your degree (submitted all papers, participated in all exams and the like) by 31 August but your university has not issued your graduation certificate (or diploma) just yet, you may be eligible for a short deadline extension.

    If you cannot finish your bachelor degree by 31 August 2021, you are not allowed to begin studying a master's programme, as this is one of the entry requirements for all CBS master's programmes.


Documentation and procedures

The "finish your undergraduate degree" condition will only be removed from your letter of acceptance when you have uploaded one of the following:

a) Your final bachelor diploma, or

b) An official letter from your university, clearly stating that the bachelor degree has been awarded, and the date on which it has been awarded, or

c) An official grade transcript, clearly stating that the degree has been awarded and the date on which it has been awarded.

An undergraduate grade transcript showing that you have completed 180 ECTS-points is not sufficient.


Exemption

If you are not studying a bachelor degree at CBS, it is not possible to get an exemption to begin your graduate studies while completing your bachelor degree.

Read about how to apply for an exemption if you are a student from CBS

Rejected
If you are rejected, it is because you do not fulfil the requirements for admission. Possible rejection reasons could be that you:

1. Did not fulfil one or several of the entry requirements for the programme
2. Did not upload sufficient documentation
3. Were not selected for the programme or for the concentration that you applied for
4. Applied too late
5. Did not pay the required application fee
6. Did not pay the required tuition fee

Not fulfilling the general entry requirement of having an academic bachelor degree is not in itself a reason for rejection. Please read more about the general entry requirements on the programmes’ individual admission and entry requirements pages.

If you wish to apply for admission to the same programme next year, you are to make sure that you fulfil the entry requirements; however, please note that fulfilment of the entry requirements does not guarantee admission.

If you are rejected and had planned to take supplementary courses during the summer, you should be aware of the rules regarding supplementary courses. Please see "Are you qualified?" for further information.

 

Questions about the admission letter

Here you can read more about what you can do if you have questions regarding the answer to your application.

Missing admission letter
Keep an eye on the website – we will announce when we have finished uploading the letters with the answers for all the applicants.

If by the end of the day you have not received an e-mail informing you that there is an update to your application (remember to check your Junk E-mail folder too!), log in to your application in the Application Portal and check if your letter has been uploaded under the “Messages” tab.

If you cannot find any letter at all, please go to the contact pages

Appealing
What can you appeal against?
The conditional letter of acceptance/letter of rejection that you have received is termed a "decision", meaning that we have made a decision concerning your application. Under Danish law you may appeal our decision if you believe that the legal basis for the decision is not correct and/or not in accordance with the rules and regulations governing admission at higher education in Denmark. You cannot appeal our professional judgement, as CBS Admissions Office's decision is final and cannot be tried before any other authority.

Contact us before you appeal
We recommend that you please contact us in either case, as this could clear up any misunderstanding or mistake. To see how to contact us, please go to the contact pages
 

When you appeal

CBS Legal treats complaints on behalf of the president. Therefore, the complaint is to be addressed to the president and sent to CBS Legal, Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg or by e-mail to legal@cbs.dk.

Please note that CBS Legal does not make a re-assessment of your application. CBS Legal checks whether your case has been treated in accordance with applicable rules and practice, see the "Admission Order" on Admission and Enrolment to Bachelor's and Master’s Programmes at Universities ("Adgangsbekendtgørelsen"). Consequently, CBS Legal does not re-assess your case as regards the professional assessment made by Student Affairs.

Time limit 
The letter of appeal must be submitted within two weeks from the uploading of the letter and must be specific as to what you wish to appeal.

 

Late applications

It is not possible to apply for admission after the given deadlines; also, it is not possible to change priorities after the deadline. This means that you cannot switch programmes or concentrations after having received your answer.

Please note that most of the programmes at CBS only start up once a year in September. Only the MSc programme in Business Administration and E-business has a winter application round.

Statistics on admission

Below you will find application numbers, number of place and information on the use of selection criteria. Please note that programmes are written in bold and concentrations in italics.

NB: the selection criteria used for various programmes/concentrations may change from one application year to another.
 

Winter round 2020


Programme Number of applicants Number of places Status 10 December
MSc in Business Administration and Ebusiness 310 65 Qualified applicants rejected

2020

If your application has been rejected, please keep in mind that admission to Master’s programmes at CBS is always competitive.



Programme
Number of 1st priorities
(deviation from 2019)
Number of places
Status 10 June
MA in International Business Communication 121 (-27%) 75 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Advanced Economics & Finance 211 (-12%) 40 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Bioentrepreneurship 82 (+5%) 25 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Data Science 249 (new) 90 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Ebusiness 330 (-17%) 90 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Information Systems 200 (+2%) 100 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Innovation in Health Care 127 (-5%) 40 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Philosophy 73 (+11%) 20 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business, Language & Culture 257 (+11%) 100  
MSc BLC - Business & Development Studies 165 (+11%) 60 All qualified applicants accepted; no available places
MSc BLC - Diversity & Change Management 92 (+12%) 40 All qualified applicants accepted; no available places
MSc in Economics & Business Administration / cand.merc.
4500 (-2%)
1425  
MSc EBA - Accounting, Strategy & Control 219 (+5%) 140 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Applied Economics & Finance
300 (-9%) 125
Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Brand and Communication Management 384 (-12%) 85 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Finance & Investments
448 (0%) 85
Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Finance & Strategic Management 670 (+3%) 145 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - International Business 423 (0%) 110 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - International Marketing & Management 405 (-14%) 110 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Management of Innovation & Business Development 504 (+5%) 125 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Sales Management 112 (-28%) 55 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Strategy, Organisation & Leadership 366 (+6%) 80 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Supply Chain Management 193 (-12%) 85 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc. - Økonomisk Markedsføring 109 (+4%) 80 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc. - Finansiering & Regnskab 306 (+11%) 160 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc. - Human Resource Management 61 (-8%) 40 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in International Business & Politics 229 (-5%) 75 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Social Sciences in Management of Creative Business Processes
268 (+21%) 70 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Social Sciences in Organisational Innovation & Entrepreneurship 351 (0%) 90  
Organisational Innovation & Entrepreneurship 245 (-2%) 70 Qualified applicants rejected
Strategic Design & Entrepreneurship 106 (+6%) 20 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Social Sciences in Public Management & Social Development (in China) 16 (-50%) 10 All qualified applicants accepted; no available places
Cand.merc.(jur.) 181 (+11%) 140 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc.(kom.) 195 (+9%) 155 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc.(mat.) 56 (-8%) 55 All qualified applicants accepted; no available places
Cand.merc.(psyk.) 104 (+1%) 80 All qualified applicants accepted; no available places
Cand.merc.aud. 418 (+15%) 240 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.soc. i human ressource management 176 (+27%) 95 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.soc. i politisk kommunikation & ledelse 108 (-7%) 70 Qualified applicants rejected
Winter round 2019


Programme Number of applicants Number of places Status 5 December
MSc in Business Administration and Ebusiness 286 65 Qualified applicants rejected


2019
If your application has been rejected, please keep in mind that admission to Master’s programmes at CBS is always competitive; in 2019 especially so as a consequence of the government-mandated reduction in the number of study places in English-language programmes.


Programme
Number of 1st priorities
(deviation from 2018)
Number of places
Status 10 June
MA in International Business Communication 166 (-42%) 95
MA IBC - Intercultural Marketing 118 (-39%) 75 Qualified applicants rejected
MA IBC - Multicultural Communication in Organisations 48 (-48%) 20 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Advanced Economics & Finance 253 (+12%) 40 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Bioentrepreneurship 78 (-2%) 25 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Ebusiness 396 (-4%) 100 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Information Systems 313 (+15%) 140  
MSc BAIT - Data Science 117 (+8%) 30 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc BAIT - Digitalization 196 (+20%) 105 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Innovation in Health Care 134 (+26%) 40 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Philosophy 66 (-1,5%) 25 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business, Language & Culture 231 (-9%) 110  
MSc BLC - Business & Development Studies 149 (+1%) 65 All qualified applicants accepted
MSc BLC - Diversity & Change Management 82 (-25%) 45 All qualified applicants accepted
MSc in Economics & Business Administration / cand.merc.
4609 (-4%)
1375  
MSc EBA - Accounting, Strategy & Control 208 (-16%) 100 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Applied Economics & Finance
328 (-7%) 140
Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Brand and Communication Management 434 (+9%) 95 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Customer & Commercial Development 156 (+7%) 40 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Finance & Investments
450 (-5%) 110
Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Finance & Strategic Management 648 (-7%) 145 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - International Business 424 (-13%) 125 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - International Marketing & Management 469 (-7%) 105 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Management of Innovation & Business Development 482 (-1%) 125 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Strategy, Organisation & Leadership 345 (+2%) 85 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Supply Chain Management 219 (-17%) 60 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc. - Økonomisk Markedsføring 105 (-17%) 50 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc. - Finansiering & Regnskab 275 (+26%) 165 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc. - Human Resource Management 66 (-7%) 30 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in International Business & Politics 242 (+6%) 85 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Social Sciences in Management of Creative Business Processes
222 (+1%) 70 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Social Sciences in Organisational Innovation & Entrepreneurship 346 (+17%) 90  
Organisational Innovation & Entrepreneurship 251 (+11%) 70 Qualified applicants rejected
Strategic Design & Entrepreneurship 95 (+40%) 20 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in social Sciences in Public Management & Social Development 32 (-32%) 15 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Social Sciences in Service Management 99 (0%) 35 All qualified applicants accepted
Cand.merc.(jur.) 163 (0%) 140 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc.(kom.) 179 (-11%) 165 All qualified applicants accepted
Cand.merc.(mat.) 61 (-3%) 60 All qualified applicants accepted
Cand.merc.(psyk.) 103 (-6%) 95 All qualified applicants accepted
Cand.merc.aud. 364 (-2%) 230 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.soc. i human ressource management 139 (-7%) 80 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.soc. i politisk kommunikation & ledelse 106 (+11%) 60 Qualified applicants rejected
Winter round 2018


Programme
Number of applicants
Number of places
Status 28 November
MSc in Business Administration and Ebusiness 291 70 Qualified applicants rejected


 

2018


Programme
Number of 1st priorities
(deviation from 2017)
Number of places
Status 10 June
MA in International Business Communication 286 (-11%) 130 NA
MA IBC - Intercultural Marketing 194 (-15%) 85 Qualified applicants rejected
MA IBC - Multicultural Communication in Organisations 92 (+1%) 45 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Advanced Economics & Finance 226 (-9%) 45 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Bioentrepreneurship 80 (+25%) 30 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Ebusiness 413 (+45%) 120 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Information Systems 272 (+43%) 120 NA
MSc BAIT - Data Science 108 (new) 30 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc BAIT - Digitalization 164 (-14%) 90 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Innovation in Health Care 106 (+41%) 45 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Business Administration & Philosophy 67 (+3%) 35 All qualified applicants accepted - fully booked/no available places
MSc in Business, Language & Culture 256 (-2%) 130 NA
MSc BLC - Business & Development Studies 147 (-2%) 80 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc BLC - Diversity & Change Management 109 (-2%) 50 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Economics & Business Administration / cand.merc.
4319 (+11%)
1480 NA
MSc EBA - Accounting, Strategy & Control 248 (+3%) 115 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Applied Economics & Finance
354 (+18%) 135
Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Brand and Communication Management 399 (+3%) 100 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Customer & Commercial Development 146 (new) 50 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Finance & Investments
475 (+25%) 115
Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Finance & Strategic Management 697 (+13%) 145 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - International Business 486 (+4%) 130 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - International Marketing & Management 502 (0%) 130 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Management of Innovation & Business Development 489 (+23%) 145 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Strategy, Organisation & Leadership 339 (+21%) 105 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc EBA - Supply Chain Management 248 (+22%) 75 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc. - Økonomisk Markedsføring 127 (+18%) 75 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc. - Finansiering & Regnskab 219 (-9%) 120 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc. - Human Resource Management 71 (+6%) 40 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in International Business & Politics 229 (-13%) 110 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Social Sciences in Management of Creative Business Processes
221 (-15%) 80 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Social Sciences in Organisational Innovation & Entrepreneurship 295 (+26%) 100 NA
Organisational Innovation & Entrepreneurship 227  (-3%) 80 Qualified applicants rejected
Strategic Design & Entrepreneurship 68 (new) 20 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in social Sciences in Public Management & Social Development 47 (+42%) 15 Qualified applicants rejected
MSc in Social Sciences in Service Management 99 (+7%) 60 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc.(jur.) 163 (+11%) 140 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc.(kom.) 201 (-20%) 175 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.merc.(mat.) 63 (+15%) 55 All qualified applicants accepted - fully booked/no available places
Cand.merc.(psyk.) 109 (+11%) 90 All qualified applicants accepted - fully booked/no available places
Cand.merc.aud. 371 (-11%) 250 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.soc. i human ressource management 149 (+8%) 80 Qualified applicants rejected
Cand.soc. i politisk kommunikation & ledelse 105 (-5%) 60 Qualified applicants rejected

 

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