Legal claim

If you are studying a bachelor degree at CBS, you can find information about legal right of admission to a master's programme. You can also see which master's programme is the natural progression for your bachelor degree.

 

3-year legal claim to admission at a master’s programme at CBS

You have a legal claim to admission at a master’s programme at CBS if you apply for the programme that is the natural progression (see below for more information) to your CBS bachelor’s degree within 3 years of finishing your bachelor’s degree. The legal claim is extended to 3 years for bachelor students who have finished their Bachelor degree after January 1st, 2019.

The legal claim can only be used once during those 3 years.

If you finish your bachelor in 2021
If you finish your CBS bachelor degree i 2021 you can use your legal claim in  2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.

If you are applying for admission to your legal claim master programme in 2021 or later, you will use your legal claim if you accept the place you are offered. If you are offered a place, but do not want to use your legal claim after all, you should reject the offer of admission before the specified deadline.

If you have accepted a place in a programme other than your legal claim master programme, you will still retain your legal claim to your natural progression for 3 years, or until you graduate from a master programme.

More bachelor graduates on the job market
The 3-year legal claim is intended to encourage more bachelor degree holders to explore the job market while at the same time allowing them to safely retain their legal claim to a master programme for 3 years. The initiative should be seen as an extension of a Danish political pledge (Bachelorløftet - text only available in Danish) which marked the beginning of a process aimed at making the job market more accessible to bachelor graduates.



Programmes with concentrations

If the master’s programme you have a legal right of admission to has more than one concentration, you are NOT guaranteed a study place at a specific concentration.

The CBS master’s programmes that have several different concentrations are:

  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration (EBA) – 14 concentrations (2 in Danish, 12 in English)

  • MSc in Business Language and Culture – 2 concentrations

The following applies in the admission round 2022:

If you have legal right of admission to the MSc EBA, you automatically fulfil the language requirement for the specific concentration you are applying for. However, if you're applying for an English-language concentration, your English proficiency (as documented by the application deadline) will be part of the selection process at the respective concentration; if you're applying for a Danish-language concentration, your Danish proficiency (as documented by the application deadline) will be part of the selection process at the respective concentration.

Even though you are qualified for all the concentrations at the master’s programme that is the natural progression to your CBS bachelor’s degree, your application will still go through selection at the concentration level, as we expect to have more qualified applicants than we have available study places at most of our concentrations.

Read more about selection criteria under the specific programme concentration page to see how your qualifications match the level of selection criteria.

If we cannot offer you a study place based on the selection criteria for any of the programme concentrations you have applied for, we will contact you and ask you to prioritise the remaining concentrations.

How many programmes can I apply for?
Each applicant is allowed to have three priorities at CBS per application round. If a master’s programme has more than one concentration, then each concentration you select from the Application Portal counts as one application. You will be asked to prioritise your applications if you try to submit more than one.


If you have a legal right of admission to a CBS programme with concentrations, other rules apply to you: 

You can apply for all of the concentrations of that respective programme. In addition to those, you can have two more applications. 

Legal claim 1


Legal claim 2

How to prioritise your applications

If you fill out more than one application, you must prioritise your applications before you can submit your second application. Make sure to prioritise all your applications carefully, assigning high priority to the programmes or concentrations you are most interested in. If the programme you have a right of admission to has more than one concentration, it is a good idea to apply for as many of those concentrations as possible.

We will process your applications in the order assigned by you and we will always offer you a study place at the highest priority possible.

You cannot change your priorities after the application deadline. Once you have received a study place offer, your remaining lower priorities will be closed and therefore you will not be able to switch to a lower priority programme or concentration.

Your natural progression

Remember, you still must fulfil the language requirement for the programme and are not guaranteed admission to a specific concentration, even if you have legal right of admission to the programme. You can read more about this on the programmes' admission page if you choose to apply to a programme with multiple concentrations, for example MSc EBA.


CBS BACHELOR DEGREE NATURAL GRADUATE PROGRAMME
BA EB m. engelsk
  • The MA in International Business Communication is currently being phased out and will be offered for the last time in 2021. If you wish to defer your legal claim until 2022 or 2023, you will instead have a legal claim for cand.merc.(kom.).
BA EOK
  • The MA in International Business Communication is currently being phased out and will be offered for the last time in 2021. If you wish to defer your legal claim until 2022 or 2023, you will instead have a legal claim for cand.merc.(kom.).
BA IMK
  • cand.merc.(kom.)
BA IM
  • MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems
BSc ASP
  • MSc in Business, Language and Culture
BSc BLC
  • MSc in Business, Language and Culture
BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management
  • MSc in Business Administration and E-business
BSc IB
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration / cand.merc.
BSc IBP
  • MSc in International Business and Politics
BSc in International Shipping and Trade
  • cand.merc. / MSc in Economics and Business Administration
     
  • Students graduating from BSc in International Shipping and Trade in Summer 2018 can postpone their legal right of admission to cand.merc. / MSc in Economics and Business Administration, until 2019, 2020 or 2021.
Bsc SEM
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration / cand.merc.
BSc SOC
  • MSc in International Business and Politics
HA Almen
  • cand.merc. / MSc in Economics and Business Administration
HA i Europæisk Business
  • cand. merc. / MSc in Economics and Business Administration
HA i Markeds- og kulturanalyse fra CBS
  • cand.merc.(kom.)
HA(fil.)
  • MSc in Business Administration and Philosophy
HA(it.)
  • MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems
HA(jur.)
  • cand.merc.(jur.)
HA(kom.)
  • cand.merc.(kom.)
HA(mat.)
  • cand.merc.(mat.)
HA pro.
  • cand.merc. / MSc in Economics and Business Administration
HA(psyk.)
  • cand.merc.(psyk.)

 

The page was last edited by: Student Affairs // 09/01/2021