Graduate

Entry Requirements - MSc in Business, Language and Culture

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: The programme has two specializations: "Diversity and Change Management" and "Business and Development Studies". Find out how to qualify for the programme and how to improve your chances of being accepted

Entry Requirements

You are qualified for, but not guaranteed admission to the programme if you:

A) Fulfill the specific entry requirements, and
B) Fulfil the language requirement, and
C) Fulfil the general entry requirement of having a bachelor degree

If you do not have, or are currently enrolled in, a bachelor degree, you are considered a dispensee and will be subject to an overall assessment which will determine if a dispensation from the general entry requirement can be granted. Read more about the assessment below.

Please note that this programme has a limited number of places, see "Selection criteria" below.

Being assessed as a dispensee
Admission at higher education in Denmark is governed by rules and regulations set out by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in "Kandidatadgangsbekendtgørelsen". According to §2 in this document, ”Admission at a graduate programme requires a relevant bachelor education (…), or another relevant Danish or foreign education at the same level”.

This is the general entry requirement for graduate programmes and it refers to the applicant’s educational background.

Applicants who do not fulfil the general entry requirements will be assessed as a dispensee according to §5 in "Kandidatadgangsbekendtgørelsen".


NB: In addition to the general requirements, there are also specific entry requirements, which refer to the applicant’s special qualifications within certain subject areas, and which all applicants must fulfil in order to be considered qualified for the programme.

What do we take into consideration when assessing you as a dispensee?

  • The contents of the courses within the specific entry requirements
  • Number of ECTS-points within the specific entry requirements
  • Your motivational essay
  • Documented interest for and experience in the relevant area
  • The academic content of your educational background
  • To some extent your grades in general

Motivational essay:
A motivational essay must be personal and specific, and it must prove that you are well informed and have put a lot of thought into your choice of education. It should explain the purpose and motivation of you choosing this particular education. You should answer questions such as:

  • What can you bring to the table?
  • Why do you think your educational background is relevant?
  • Why do you think your work/ life experience is relevant?
  • How can you compensate for the fact that you do not fulfil the general entry requirement?

Your educational background is the most important factor in our assessment, however, your life and work experience might also be considered, if they are relevant with regard to the chosen programme. Your motivational essay must not exceed two A4 pages.

 

Specific Entry Requirements

This is a concentration under the MSc in Business, Language and Culture programme. MSc in Business, Language and Culture has two concentrations. The entry requirements below are the same for both concentrations.

The MSc in Business, Language and Culture is the natural progression for the BSc in Business, Language and Culture from CBS, the BSc in Business, Asian Language and Culture from CBS and BA i Europæisk Business with French/German/Spanish.

Applicants with one of the degrees mentioned above, graduating the same year as applying, are automatically qualified for and ensured admission at the programme, but not at a specific concentration and will be subject to selection criteria, see below.

Applicants who do not have one of the above mentioned bachelor degrees can also be qualified for the programme if the academic areas listed below are covered to a sufficient extent. Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish if the following specific entry requirements are met:

45 ECTS-points in Business Administration/ Economics

For example:

  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Organisation
  • Strategy
  • Innovation/entrepreneurship
  • Micro/macroeconomics
  • Supply chain/logistics

7.5 ECTS-points in Economics

For example:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • International economics
  • Managerial economics
  • Labour economics
  • Public/welfare economics
  • Monetary/financial economics

 

15 ECTS-points in Politics/Culture/Society Studies

For example:
  • Sociology
  • Social studies
  • Politics/political science
  • Public administration
  • Anthropology
  • Development studies
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Culture studies
  • Area studies (incl. human geography)
  • History
  • Philosophy

Proficiency in Chinese OR French OR German OR Japanese OR Spanish, documented as explained below.

NB: The language you choose will determine which regional track courses you take during the programme. For more information see MSc BLC - Business and Development Studies or MSc BLC - Diversity and Change Management.

NEW IN 2019: From 2019, the programme requires proficiency in Chinese OR French OR German OR Japanese OR Spanish as a foreign language (i.e. not as native/ mother language).

 

 

Documented proficiency in Chinese/French/German/Japanese/ Spanish

It is a requirement at the MSc in Business, Language and Culture that you are proficient in another language than English. You may choose between Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

When applying, you must demonstrate language skills at a high level in the chosen language; it is a requirement that you can speak the language fluently with a varied use of words and that you are able to read and understand texts written in the language in question.

NB: From 2019, the programme requires proficiency in Chinese OR French OR German OR Japanese OR Spanish as a foreign language (i.e. not your mother tongue). Applicants who have one of these five languages as their mother tongue will not fulfil the requirement for that respective language and must choose one of the remaining four when applying. 


If applying in 2018, you must document your proficiency through one of the options listed below.

You may apply even if the language requirement is not yet fulfilled; however, you must indicate in your application in which way you plan to fulfil the entry requirement. The entry requirement must be fulfilled by study start (or 1 June, if you are a non-EU/EEA citizen applying in Group 2).

  • Upper secondary education as well as bachelor level language teaching: 325 hours of teaching passed during upper secondary school in the chosen language and 15 ECTS-points of teaching at bachelor level passed in the language in question (language courses and cultural area studies).
     
  • Bachelor level language teaching: 60 ECTS-points in the language in question (language courses and cultural area studies) passed at bachelor level.
     
  • Full bachelor programme: A full bachelor programme done in the language in question (i.e. where the majority of the courses have been taught in the language in question).
     
  • Full upper secondary education: A full upper secondary education done in the language in question (i.e. where the majority of the courses have been taught in the language in question).
     
  • Mother tongue: "Mother tongue" means that you should have grown up in the language area in question and have received the main part of your education there; documentation for residence and primary/secondary education must be included.
     
  • Language test: Language tests may be taken all over the world, but at different dates and intervals. The language tests/exams listed below fulfil the entry requirement in the language in question; language tests not listed below are not taken into consideration. Please note that for the tests in French, German and Spanish, the language requirement is fulfiled, if the oral part of the test is passed; however, for the tests in Chinese and Japanese the language requirement is only fulfiled, if the test as a whole is passed at the level indicated.
     

Chinese

"Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) - Writing Test Level 5 or 6" or
"Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) - Writing Test level 4 AND Speaking Test Intermediate Level"

French

"Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) B2" or
"Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF) C1"
or
"Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF) C2"

ALTE framework B2 and C1 and C2
See CIEP

German

"Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (C2: GDS)" or
"Goethe-Zertifikat C1" or
"Goethe-Zertifikat B2"

ALTE framework B2 and C1 and C2
See Goethe Institut

Japanese

"Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Nihongo noryoku shiken)" - level N2 passed or
 "Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Nihongo noryoku shiken) - level N1 passed
See jlpt.jp

Spanish

"Diploma de Español (nivel B2)" or
"Diploma de Español (nivel C1)" or
"Diploma de Español (nivel C2)"


ALTE framework B2 and C1 and C2
See DELE

 

More information about the assessment
The specific entry requirements must be covered with academic and research-based courses done at bachelor level. Courses done at master level are not acceptable for the fulfilment of specific entry requirements.

The courses must have a specific academic content and a level of analytical competence comparable to bachelor level courses at CBS. It is up to CBS Admissions to determine if a certain course can fulfil a certain specific entry requirement. The assessment is based on official course descriptions and official study programme regulations.

The exact number of ECTS-points must be covered as per the specific entry requirements listed above (for example, 6 ECTS-points are not sufficient for covering a 7.5 ECTS-points requirement).

If your grade transcript does not indicate the courses' workload in ECTS-points, CBS Admissions will carry out an ECTS-points conversion - please find more information below.

 

ECTS-points conversion
Here you can read about the general principles behind the ECTS-system, and about conversion from other types of point/credit systems to ECTS.

ECTS-points

ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System.

ECTS points are a numerical indication of the total workload for the completion of a specific course or education programme. ECTS points do not measure the subject level or degree of difficulty, but only the workload. The ECTS point system indicates the workload - measured in time - that it takes to complete a specific course.

Educational institutions use these standards to assign points for the individual course duration, through a calculation and evaluation of the workload. The points do not indicate anything about the level of an individual course, but only indicate the required workload for the course.

Calculation of points
The ECTS system equates 60 ECTS points for one year of full-time study. According to the Danish Ministry of Education and Science, 60 ECTS-points are equivalent to 1,650 hours of work. One complete year of full-time study (or 60 ECTS-points) include the students’ efforts and time for course preparation, class attendance, writing assignments and taking exams, and it may also include internships. 1 ECTS-point in Denmark is equivalent to an average student workload of approximately 27-28 hours.

Conversion to ECTS-points
A full bachelor’s degree in Denmark equals 180 ECTS-points and consists of six semesters each of 30 ECTS-points. When converting credits, CATs, total hours or other types of points to the ECTS-system, you must first identify how many units of each type are necessary to complete a full programme of study. Furthermore, you must know the prescribed length of time for completion of a bachelor’s degree in your respective educational point system.

We evaluate each individual applicant on a case-by-case basis when deciding how to convert national credits to ECTS-points.

 

Language requirement

The programme requires English at Danish level A.

The English requirements are very strict, which means that only the qualifications listed on the English level A page are accepted as alternative fulfilment.

If you do not fulfil the English requirements at the time of applying, you have until study start to document fulfilment. In other words, you are welcome to apply without fulfilling the English requirement, but you must fulfil the requirements as listed on the English level A page before study start (or 1 June if you are a non-EU citizen and need a student residence permit).

SELECTION CRITERIA

The programme has a limited number of places. Only applicants fulfilling the entry requirements are considered qualified and will be considered in the selection process.

Applicants studying one of the CBS bachelor degrees for which the MSc in BLC is the natural progression  (see more under "Your natural graduate programme" at Graduate Admission Overview), graduating the same year as applying, are automatically qualified for and ensured admission at the programme, but not at a specific concentration and will be subject to selection criteria for the concentrations.

If there are more qualified applicants than places available at one or both of the concentrations, a selection process will take place, where applicants are selected according to an overall assessment of the educational background at bachelor level, with focus on relevant courses and grades.

The following factors are of importance:

  • Analytical skills and experience with social science methodology
  • Grades and relevance of educational background at undergraduate level
  • Motivation given in motivational essay

Whether or not you have a Danish Master’s degree will also be considered during the selection process and will be a disadvantage in the overall assessment. Applicants with a completed Danish Master’s degree are only allowed to enrol in a new degree programme in certain circumstances (See “rules and exemptions” under "Step 2"), and this aspect of your academic background can be disadvantageous, even if you are one of the exceptions to the rule.

Motivational essay:
A motivational essay must be personal and specific, and it must prove that you are well-informed and that you have put a lot of thought into your choice of education. It should also explain your purpose and motivation for choosing this particular programme. You may want to consider the following when writing your motivational essay:

  • Reasoning your motivation for choosing the programme as well as the concentration
  • Explaining exactly why this particular programme and concentration is the right one for you
  • Elaborating on what you can contribute to the programme/concentration and why
  • Highlighting any extra-curricular activities/pro bono work that you believe to be especially relevant

Your motivational essay may not exceed two A4 pages and must be written in English.

ARE YOU QUALIFIED?

You are qualified for a graduate programme if you fulfil all its entry requirements.

If you wish to find out whether you are qualified for a graduate programme, you have the following options:

  • You can check if we have already published a standard assessment for your bachelor degree
  • You can try to make your own self-assessment

NB: Being qualified does not necessarily mean that you are guaranteed acceptance at the programme, since all CBS graduate programmes have a limited number of places.

Standard Assessment

A standard 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 fulfil the specific entry requirements for a graduate programme.

A standard assessment does not take into account elective courses, i.e. if you do elective courses or take supplementary courses in one or more of the required areas, the requirements will be lowered accordingly.

You can read more about choosing electives or doing supplementary courses at CBS below.

Standard assessments are published at the bottom of this page.

Typically we make standard assessments whenever we experience that a great number of applicants with the same bachelor degree tend to apply for the same graduate programme. You cannot yourself request a standard assessment to be made of your bachelor degree.

Self-Assessment

You are welcome to try and establish yourself to what extent you fulfil the specific entry requirements for a graduate programme. Make a list of all the undergraduate courses that you have taken so far or are going to take, as part of your bachelor degree or in addition to your bachelor degree, and compare them to the programme's specific entry requirements. You can use this form:

Self-assessment form

Read the course titles and course descriptions carefully. Try to categorise the courses according to the graduate programme’s specific entry requirements.

To get an understanding of how we typically define the various course categories, see below under the headline, “Courses at CBS”. Here you can see how we have assessed various CBS courses, with regard to fulfilling specific entry requirements for the CBS graduate programmes. Read the course titles and descriptions, and compare them with your own, to get a better idea of what types of courses can normally fulfil the specific entry requirements.

If your university does not use ECTS-points, please see the information on the general principles concerning credit conversion from various other systems into the ECTS-system higher on this page.

You are welcome to add your self-assessment to the documentation you upload when you apply for a CBS graduate programme.

Your self-assessment is not binding for us, but it can help you prepare your application and it can help us get a better overview of your educational background.

 

Becoming qualified

If you do not fulfil the specific entry requirements, please read about your further options below. In addition, you can also find information about the rules concerning supplementary courses

Have you completed your bachelor’s degree by the application deadline?

If you do not fulfil some of the specific entry requirements for a master’s programme, you can take supplementary courses under certain circumstances to become qualified.

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

For information about the conditions, see below.

You may take supplementary courses at CBS, at another Danish university or abroad, as long as they are done at academic bachelor level and are within the course area that you are missing. It is entirely up to CBS Admissions to assess in which category a course belongs.

Registration for supplementary courses must be documented before the application deadline.

Supplementary courses must be passed before the study start of the programme.

NB: Being qualified does not necessarily mean that you are guaranteed acceptance at the programme, since all CBS graduate programmes have a limited number of places.

The conditions for using supplementary courses during the application and admission process are as follows:

If you have completed your bachelor’s degree by the application deadline
•    You can use a maximum of 30 ECTS-points worth of supplementary courses in total
•    You have to pay for your courses yourself.

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

Supplementary

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

 

If you are taking, or are planning to register for, 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 supplementary courses.

Applied in 2017 and applying again in 2018?
If you have planned to take supplementary courses during the summer, you should be aware of the rules regarding supplementary courses:

If you had already completed your bachelor degree by the 2017 application deadline, any 2017 summer semester courses you take after having been rejected or conditionally accepted for graduate admission at CBS will not be included in our assessment if you apply again in the future.  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 the given admission year.


Example:
You have finished your bachelor degree in January 2017 and you apply for a graduate programme before 1 April 2017. You have already registered for a course at CBS’ Summer University Programme (ISUP) 2017. With this course, you are qualified for admission, but you are rejected during the selection process (because there are more qualified applicants than places). If you decide to take the ISUP course in 2017 regardless, we will NOT be able to include the course in our assessment if you apply for admission again in 2018.

Find information about how to withdraw from ISUP courses.

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

Finishing your bachelor's degree Summer 2018?

If you do not fulfil some of the specific entry requirements for a master’s programme, you have the following two options to become qualified:

  1. You can choose your electives or exchange courses so as they meet the missing specific entry requirements and/or
     
  2. You can take supplementary courses under certain circumstances so as to meet the missing specific entry requirements. Supplementary courses are courses taken in addition to your bachelor degree with the purpose of fulfilling the specific entry requirements for a graduate programme. For information about the conditions, see below.

You may take electives and supplementary courses at CBS, at another Danish university or abroad, as long as they are done at academic bachelor level and are within the course area that you are missing. It is entirely up to CBS Admissions to assess in which category a course belongs.

Registration for supplementary courses must be documented before the application deadline.

Supplementary courses must be passed before the study start of the programme.

NB: Being qualified does not necessarily mean that you are guaranteed acceptance at the programme, since all CBS graduate programmes have a limited number of places.


The conditions for using supplementary courses during the application and admission process are as follows:

If you are completing your bachelor’s degree in the 2018 summer semester
•    You can use a maximum of 30 ECTS-points worth of supplementary courses in total
•    You have to pay for your courses yourself.

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

Supplementary

 

If you are taking, or are planning to register for, 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 supplementary courses.

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

Individual course assessment

We are not able to do an assessment of your courses in advance. To get an idea of which of your courses fulfil the entry requirements, please see how CBS has assessed the offered elective courses under the headline "Undergraduate courses". You can also see how to make a self-assesment above.

 

Courses at CBS

If you want to take electives, supplementary courses or extra courses at CBS

You have the following possibilities to take courses at CBS:

Elective or single courses offered during the semester
At Elective, single and supplementary courses you can see which course areas the various offered courses can cover with regard to the specific entry requirements for our graduate programmes.
You can also find information on application, number of places, course entry requirements (if any), course fees (if any), course schedules etc.

International Summer University Programme (ISUP)
From the table below you can see which bachelor level courses are offered at CBS ISUP. CBS Admissions has assessed these courses and established which course areas they can cover with regard to the specific entry requirements for our graduate programmes. For information on application, number of places, course entry requirements (if any), course fees (if any), course schedules etc., you must contact the International Summer University Programme.

NB: The list only deals with fulfilment of the specific entry requirements for admission to graduate programmes and not preapproval of credit transfer or the like. For further information, please contact the study board for your programme.

Supplementary courses must be completed and documented before the study start. To see IF and WHEN you may take supplementary course, please see the rules concerning supplementary courses above.

Extra courses must be documented and passed before the application deadline.

Abbreviations and course areas in Danish:

BA (Business Administration) = Generel erhvervsøkonomi
Accounting = Regnskab
Management = Ledelse

2017 ISUP courses

COURSE CODE AND TITLE
COURSE AREAS COVERED FOR GRADUATE ADMISSION AT CBS
BHAAI1009U Principles of Financial Accounting Accounting or BA*
BHAAI1017U Principles of Management Accounting Accounting or BA*
BHAAI1055U Managerial Accounting Accounting or BA*
BHAAI1061U International Business BA*
BHAAI1065U IT Project Management BA*
BHAAI1051U Management of the Creative Industries Creative Industries or BA*
BHAAI1034U The Persuasive Power of external Communication in Shaping Business Fates and Fortunes External Communication or General Communication or Media, Communication and Design
BHAAI1057U Persuasion and Marketing Communication: Theory and Practice External Communication or General Communication or Media, Communication and Design
BHAAI1011U Undergraduate Financial Modeling Finance or BA*
BHAAI1028U Undergraduate Corporate Finance Finance or BA*
BHAAI1062U Corporate Finance and Company Valuation Finance or BA*
BHAAI1066U Principles of Investment Finance Finance or BA*
BHAAI1066U Principles of Investment Finance Finance or BA*
BHAAI1067U Undergraduate International Finance Finance or BA*
BHAAI1020U Organizational Communication and Reputation Management - Theory and Practice

General Communication or Media, Communication and Design.

NB: The course may cover 2½ ECTS-points in Internal Communication and 5 ECTS-points in External

BHAAI1022U Principles of Macroeconomics Macroeconomics or BA*
BHAAI1063U Managerial Economics

Managerial Economics or Economics or BA*.

NB: The course may cover 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics.

BHAAI1003U Undergraduate Consumer Behavior  and Customer Analysis Marketing or BA *
BHAAI1015U Introduction to Marketing Marketing or BA *
BHAAI1023U Principles of Microeconomics – a business perspective Microeconomics or BA*
BHAAI1024U Principles of Microeconomics – a policy perspective Microeconomics or BA*
BHAAI1041U Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Analysis Organisation or BA*
BHAAI1001U Basic Statistics for Business and Economics Quantitative Methods/Statistics or Social Science Methodology or BA
BHAAI1059U Business Anthropology and Organizational Ethnography

Social Science Methodology or BA*.

NB: Relevant during the selection process for the MSc in Business, Language and Culture

BHAAI1060U Business Research

Social Science Methodology or BA*.

NB: Relevant during the selection process for the MSc in Business, Language and Culture

BHAAI1014U International Marketing Managment: Strategic Thinking for Managing and Marketing in a Global Economy Strategy or BA*
BHAAI1064U Managing Strategically in a Globalised World Strategy or BA*
BHAAI1054U IT Risk Management and Governance Information Technology/IT
 

 

2016 ISUP Courses

COURSE CODE AND TITLE

COURSE AREAS COVERED FOR GRADUATE ADMISSION AT CBS

COMMENT
BHAAI1001U Basic statistics for business and economics Quantitative Methods/ Statistics or Social Science Methodology or BA*  
BHAAI1003U Undergraduate consumer behavior and customer analysis Marketing or BA*  
BHAAI1009U Principles of financial accounting Accounting or BA*  
BHAAI1011U Undergraduate financial modeling Finance or BA*  
BHAAI1014U International marketing management – Strategic thinking for managing and marketing in a global economy Strategy or BA* Relevant during the selection process for the International Marketing and Management concentration at MSc in Economics and Business Administration
BHAAI1015U Introduction to Marketing Marketing or BA*  
BHAAI1020U Organizational Communication and Reputation Management - Theory and Practice General Communication
NB: The course may cover 2½ ECTS-points in Internal Communication and 5 ECTS-points in External Communication
BHAAI1022U Principles of macroeconomics Macroeconomics or Economics or BA*  
BHAAI1023U Principles of microeconomics – a business perspective Microeconomics or Economics or BA*  
BHAAI1024U Principles of microeconomics – a policy perspective Microeconomics or Economics or BA*  
BHAAI1028U Undergraduate corporate finance Finance or BA*  
BHAAI1034U The persuasive power of external communication in shaping business fates and fortunes External Communication or General Communication  
BHAAI1041U Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Analysis Organization or Psychology or BA*  
BHAAI1046U Politics in the European Union Political Science/Theory or Politics in general or Politics/ Culture/ Society Studies  
BHAAI1047U Politics and economics of globalization International Politics or Politics in general or Politics/ Culture/ Society Studies  
BHAAI1048U Business Anthropology and Organizational Ethnography Social Science Methodology or BA* Relevant during the selection process for the MSc in Business, Language and Culture
BHAAI1051U Management of the creative industries Creative Industries or BA*  
BHAAI1052U The Next Über: Economics, Strategy, Technology and Entrepreneurship in the Sharing Economy Innovation or Entrepreneurship or BA* Relevant during the selection process for the E-Business concentration at MSc in BA and Information Systems
BHAAI1053U Operations and Supply Chain Management BA*  
BHAAI1054U IT Risk Management and Governance Information Systems Relevant during the selection process for the E-Business concentration at MSc in BA and Information Systems
BHAAI1055U Managerial Accounting Accounting or BA*  
BHAAI1056U Intercultural Negotiation Culture/ Society Studies  
BHAAI1057U Persuasion and Marketing Communication: Theory and Practice External Communication or General Communication  
BHAAI1058U The Politics of Public-Private Partnerships Politics in general or Politics/ Culture/ Society Studies  

 


Improving your chances

Being qualified does not necessarily mean that you are guaranteed acceptance at the programme, since the programme has a limited number of places.

In certain cases, you may be able to improve your chances of getting accepted by choosing your electives or taking extra courses so as to add to your qualifications within the areas that are mentioned in the selection criteria.

You can read more about selection criteria higher up on this page.

You can take extra courses at CBS, or at any university in Denmark or abroad, as long as the courses are done at academic undergraduate level and within the course areas that are relevant for the programme's selection criteria. Remember that it is entirely up to CBS Admissions to assess if a course is relevant for the selection criteria.

Extra courses must be documented and passed before the application deadline.

If you intend to take extra courses at CBS, you can read more about it above under "Courses at CBS".

Standard Assessments

The below mentioned standard assessments will be used for the 2018 admission year.

Please note that our standard assessments only take into account the obligatory courses included in the standard curricula (programme regulations) of the bachelor degrees listed below; i.e. if you take electives/supplementary courses so as to cover one or more of the required areas, the requirements will be lowered accordingly. In case of a credit transfer of obligatory courses, we reserve the right not to use the standard assessment.

If your exact university and degree and enrolment year are not stated, you will be assessed according to the programme’s entry requirements.

Fulfillment of the entry requirements does not guarantee admission at the programme.

CBS Bachelor Degrees

BACHELOR DEGREE:
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:
SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED:
SECOND LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:
HA
English to be fulfilled
Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the specific entry requirements
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled
HA(jur.)
English to be fulfilled
Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the specific entry requirements
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled
HA(it.)
English to be fulfilled
  • 7.5 ECTS-points Politics/ Culture/ Society Studies
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled
HA(mat.)
English to be fulfilled
  • 7.5 ECTS-points Politics/ Culture/ Society Studies
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled
HA(fil.)
English to be fulfilled
Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the specific entry requirements
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled
HA(kom.)
English to be fulfilled
Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the specific entry requirements
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled
HA(psyk.)
English to be fulfilled
Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the specific entry requirements
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled
IBP
English is fulfilled
Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the specific entry requirements
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled
BSc in Business Administration and Sociology
English is fulfilled
Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the specific entry requirements
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled
IB
English is fulfilled
Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the specific entry requirements
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled
BSc in Business Administration and Service Management
English is fulfilled
Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the specific entry requirements
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled
BA EOK
 
English is fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2009 must fulfil the following specific entry requirements:
  • 37.5 ECTS-points in Business Administration
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2010 or later must fulfil the following specific entry requirements:
  • 30 ECTS-points in Business Administration
BA IMK
English to be fulfilled
If you have studied English as part of your BA degree, English is fulfilled.
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Business Administration
2nd language requirement to be fulfilled
If you have studied French, German or Spanish as part of your BA, this meets the requirements for the 2nd foreign language in question.
BA IVK med Europæiske eller Amerikanske studier
English to be fulfilled
If you have studied English as part of your BA degree, English is fulfilled.
  • 7.5 ECTS-points Economics
  • 37.5 ECTS-points Business Administration
2nd language requirement to be fulfilled
If you have studied French, German or Spanish as part of your BA, this meets the requirements for the 2nd foreign language in question.
BA Information Management
 English is fulfilled
  • 7.5 ECTS-points Economics
  • 15 ECTS-points Politics/ Culture/ Society Studies
2nd language requirement to be fulfilled

BA i Europæisk Business with English - enrolled in 2013

English is fulfilled
  • 7.5 ECTS-points Economics
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled

BA i Europæisk Business with English - enrolled in 2014 or later

English is fulfilled
Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the specific entry requirements
2nd language requirement must be fulfilled
Other Danish Bachelor Degrees

BACHELOR DEGREE:
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:
SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED:
SECOND LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:
BA int. (SDU)
English is fulfilled
Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the specific entry requirements
The German 2nd language requirement is fulfilled.
BA negot. (SDU)
 
English is fulfilled, if you studied BA negot. with English
Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the specific entry requirements
2nd language requirement to be fulfilled.
If you have studied Chinese, German or Spanish as part of your degree, this meets the requirements for the 2nd foreign language in question.
Germany

BACHELOR DEGREE: ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED: SECOND LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:
BA International Cultural and Business Studies - University of Passau English to be fulfilled
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Economics

This requirement may be fulfilled if two of the following modules are chosen: Mikroökonomik, Makroökonomik, Markt und Wettbewerb


 

2nd language requirement to be fulfilled.

If you have studied Chinese, German, French or Spanish as part of your degree, this meets the requirements for the 2nd foreign language in question.

Bachelor in Culture and Economy: Romance Studies (French/Spanish) or German Studies - University of Mannheim English to be fulfilled
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Economics
If you have studied French, Spanish or German as part of your degree, this meets the requirements for the 2nd foreign language in question.
BA in International Management - Europa-Universität Flensburg English to be fulfilled Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the specific entry requirements
2nd language requirement to be fulfilled.

If you have studied Spanish as part of your degree, this meets the requirements for Spanish as a 2nd foreign language.

BA in Intercultural Studies - Hochschule Heilbronn, Technik, Wirtschaft, Informatik English to be fulfilled
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics/Culture/Society Studies
2nd language requirement to be fulfilled.

 

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