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.
3-year legal claim takes effect from 2019
The ministerial order states that 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.
More bachelor graduates on the job market
This change 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.
Legal claim from 2020 and onwards
If you finish your CBS bachelor degree i 2020 you can use your legal claim in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
If you are applying for admission to your legal claim master programme in 2020 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.
Impact on admission in 2019
If you applied for admission to your legal claim master programme in 2019, the following rules apply to you:
- If you were offered a study place at your legal claim master programme and you turned it down, you will retain your legal claim for 3 years (until and including admission round 2022).
- If you accepted a study place at your legal claim master programme, but withdrew before July 31st, 2019, you will retain your legal claim for 3 years.
- If you accepted a study place at your legal claim master programme and did not withdraw before July 31st, 2019, you will have used your legal claim.
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 (3 in Danish, 11 in English)
MSc in Business Language and Culture – 2 concentrations
Remember that, if you have legal right of admission to the MSc EBA, you must also fulfil the language requirement for the specific concentration you are applying for (English A or Danish A – depending on your bachelor degree).
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.
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.
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.
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||
|BA EB m. fransk/spansk/tysk||
|BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management||
|BSc in International Shipping and Trade||
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.
|HA i Europæisk Business||