Are you qualified?

On this page you can read about how to find out if you are qualified. You can also find information about qualifying supplementary courses. Find out what can you do if you don't fulfil the entry requirement and find information about the rules and regulations.

 

ARE YOU QUALIFIED?

You are qualified for a master programme if you fulfil all its entry requirements. Remember, this does not mean that you are guaranteed acceptance, as all CBS graduate programmes have a limited number of places.

To find out if you are qualified for a master programme, you have the following options:

  • Check if we have already published an advance assessment for your bachelor degree
  • Make your own self-assessment

If you come to the conclusion, after making the self-assessment, that you might have shortcomings in some specific entry requirement areas, you are welcome to enroll in qualifying supplementary courses. Check out the rules and regulations regarding qualifying supplementary courses below. 

CBS Admissions is not able to assess your qualifications or evaluate your courses before you apply for a master's programme

Advance Assessment
An advance assessment is an evaluation of the obligatory courses included in the standard curricula (programme regulations) of a certain bachelor degree. It indicates to what extent your obligatory courses fulfill the specific entry requirements for a master programme. An advance assessment is based only on your mandatory courses. You have to take your electives into account and make a self-assessment to calculate if you need courses besides your electives to fulfill the entry requirements

We make advance assessments when we experience a great number of applicants with the same bachelor degree applying for the same graduate programme. You cannot yourself request a advance assessment to be made of your bachelor degree.

See our advance assessments on the programmes' individual admissions pages.

 
Self-Assessment (Course matching)
We encourage you to try and establish yourself to what extent you fulfil a master programme's specific entry requirements by making a self-assessment. List all the undergraduate courses you have taken or are going to take, as part of your bachelor's degree or in addition to it, and compare them to the programme's specific entry requirements. You can use the form on the programmes' individual admissions pages.


Read your course titles and descriptions carefully. Try to categorise the courses according to the master programme’s specific entry requirements.
 
Under the menu point "I want to take qualifying electives or qualifying supplementary courses at CBS" you can find links to a page where you can see how the various CBS courses have been assessed, with regards to fulfilling specific entry requirements for the CBS master programmes. Read the course titles and descriptions, and compare them with your own, to get an idea of what types of courses could fulfil the specific entry requirements.
We encourage you to add your self-assessment to the documentation you upload when you apply for a CBS master programme. Your self-assessment is not binding for us, but it can help you prepare your application and give us a better overview of your educational background.

 

Becoming qualified - qualifying courses

You cannot be accepted to a programme at CBS if you do not fulfil the specific entry requirements. If you do not already fulfill the specific entry requirements through your bachelor courses, you can either choose qualifying electives as part of your bachelor degree or take qualifying supplementary courses. 

Below you can read more about the different options regarding qualifying supplementary activities, and you can also find a description of the rules on the matter for example how many ECTS-points are you are allowed to supplement with and when the qualifying supplementary activities can take place.

Choose the category that describes your situation:

I have completed my bachelor degree before the application deadline

You can consider taking qualifying supplementary courses in addition to your bachelor degree if you need to fulfil specific entry requirements for a graduate programme.

If you have completed your bachelor’s degree by the application deadline:
•    You can use a maximum of 30 ECTS-points worth of qualifying supplementary courses
•    You have to pay for your courses yourself
•    Courses must be done at bachelor level. Courses done at master level are not able to be used.

Read the following information thoroughly about when and where you can take qualifying supplementary courses.

When can I take qualifying supplementary courses?

If you are taking, or are planning to register for, qualifying supplementary courses, make sure to document that you have registered for the courses in your application by the application deadline. Find information on how to document your registration for qualifying supplementary courses. Qualifying supplementary courses must be passed before the study start of the programme.

The following courses may be taken into consideration in the assessment:
Supplementary courses

The following courses will not be taken into consideration in the assessment: 

 
Supplementary courses
 


Where can I take qualifying supplementary courses?
You may take qualifying supplementary courses at CBS or another university, as long as they are done at academic bachelor level and within the course area you are missing. CBS Admissions reserves the right to evaluate the academic level and course area of any qualifying supplementary course.

How long will my qualifying supplementary courses be valid for admission?
Qualifying supplementary courses can only be included in the given admission year if they are taken after you have received a letter of conditional acceptance (for that year).

If you have already completed your bachelor degree by the application deadline, any summer semester courses you take will not be included in our assessment if you apply again in the future.

Example: You have finished your bachelor degree in January 2019 and you apply for a graduate programme before 1 March 2019. You have already registered for a course at CBS' Summer University (ISUP) 2019. With this course, you are qualified for admission, but you are rejected during the selection process. If you decide to take the ISUP course in 2019 anyway, we will NOT be able to include the course in our assessment if you apply for admission again in 2020.

Find information about how to withdraw from ISUP courses.

The rules regarding qualifying supplementary courses are regulated by "Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen" which can be found at retsinformation.dk by searching "Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen" in the search field called "Titel" (In Danish only).

I'm graduating in Summer 2021

If you do not fulfil the specific entry requirements for a graduate programme, you have the following two options to become qualified:

  1. Choose your electives or exchange courses so they meet the missing specific entry requirements and/or
     
  2. Take qualifying supplementary courses to meet the missing specific entry requirements (special rules apply - see below).

Qualifying supplementary courses are courses taken in addition to your bachelor degree with the purpose of fulfilling the specific entry requirements for a graduate programme.

If you are completing your bachelor’s degree in the 2021 summer semester
•    You can use a maximum of 30 ECTS-points worth of qualifying supplementary courses in total
•    You have to pay for your courses yourself
•    Courses must be done at bachelor level. Courses done at master level are not able to be used.
 

When can I take qualifying supplementary courses?

If you are taking, or are planning to register for, qualifying supplementary courses, make sure to document that you have registered for the courses in your application by the application deadline. Find information on how to document your registration for qualifying supplementary courses. Qualifying supplementary courses must be passed before the study start of the programme.

The following courses may be taken into consideration in the assessmentSupplementary courses
Where can I take qualifying supplementary courses?

You may take qualifying supplementary courses at CBS, or another university, as long as they are at an academic bachelor level and within the course area that you are missing. CBS reserves the right to evaluate the academic level and course area of any qualifying supplementary course.
 

The rules regarding qualifying supplementary courses are regulated by "Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen" which can be found at retsinformation.dk by searching "Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen" in the search field called "Titel" (in Danish only).

I want to take qualifying electives or qualifying supplementary courses at CBS

If you do not already fulfill the specific entry requirements, you can either take qualifying elective courses as part of your bachelor degree or qualifying supplementary courses. If you want to take qualifying electives or qualifying supplementary courses at CBS, you have the following options:

Be sure to note the difference between qualifying supplementary courses and selection courses:

Qualifying supplementary courses are courses taken in addition to your bachelor degree, with the purpose of fulfilling the specific entry requirements for a graduate programme. There are specific rules about when you may take a qualifying supplementary course in order for it to be included in our assessment, so please read thoroughly the section above. Qualifying supplementary courses must be completed and documented before study start.

Selection courses are courses you take, in addition to fulfilling a programme's specific entry requirements. These may be taken to try and add to your qualifications in an area mentioned in the selection criteria. Selection courses must be documented and passed before the application deadline. Read more about selection courses.

On the websites listed above, you can find which bachelor level courses are offered and which course areas they can cover with regard to the specific entry requirements for our graduate programmes. You can also find information about application, course entry requirements and fees (if any), schedules, etc.

 

The page was last edited by: Student Affairs // 11/23/2020