Are you qualified?
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 master 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 enrol 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
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.
Becoming qualified - qualifying supplementary courses
You cannot be accepted to a programme at CBS if you do not fulfil the specific entry requirements. If you do not already fulfil 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.
You can read more below about the different options regarding qualifying supplementary activities, and you can also find an overview of the rules, for example, how many ECTS-points you are allowed to supplement with and when the qualifying supplementary activities can take place.
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.
• 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 cannot be used.
Read the following information thoroughly about when and where you can 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. Read more on how to document your registration for qualifying supplementary courses. Qualifying supplementary courses must be passed before the study start of the programme.
When can I take qualifying supplementary courses?
The following courses may be taken into consideration in the assessment:
- courses you have completed before starting your bachelor's degree (for example, courses passed as part of a previous, incomplete bachelor's degree)
- courses you have completed before you graduated from your bachelor's degree (the courses must be passed before the graduation date)
- courses taken after receiving a letter of conditional acceptance to a graduate programme from CBS Admissions (this means that you can only take supplementary courses in June, July and August. The courses must be completed and documented no later than 31 August)
- courses you complete after finishing your bachelor's degree, but before receiving a letter of conditional acceptance to a graduate programme from CBS Admissions
If you finish your bachelor's degree in December, you cannot take a supplementary course in the spring semester even if the exam is scheduled for June, July or August.
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) or before your bachelor graduation date.
If you have already completed your bachelor degree, any summer semester courses you take after your graduation date will not be included in our assessment if you apply again in the future.
Example: You finish your bachelor degree in June 2023. By the application deadline, you have already registered for a course at CBS' Summer University (ISUP) 2023. 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 summer 2023 anyway, we will NOT be able to include the course in our assessment if you apply for admission again in 2024 or future admission rounds.
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 (in Danish only).
I want to take qualifying electives or qualifying supplementary courses at CBS
If you do not already fulfil 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:
- Elective (or courses on exchange) or single courses offered during the semester
- International Summer University Programme (ISUP)
Qualifying supplementary courses are courses taken in addition to your bachelor degree, with the purpose of fulfilling the specific entry requirements for a master 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 the section above thoroughly. Qualifying supplementary courses must be completed and documented before study start.
On the websites listed above, you can find which bachelor level courses are offered and which course areas they can cover with regards to the specific entry requirements for our master programmes. You can also find information about application, course entry requirements and fees (if any), schedules, etc.