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.

 

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.


Impact on admission in 2019
If you have been offered a study place at your legal claim master programme and you turned it down, you will retain your legal claim for 3 years.

If you have accepted a study place at your legal claim master programme, you will still have the option to withdraw from the programme up until July 31st, 2019, and thereby retain your legal claim for 3 years. You must notify CBS of this by sending an e-mail with your reason for withdrawing your application to graduateadmission@cbs.dk with “Withdrawal” and your application ID in the subject header. The deadline is July 31st, 2019.

If you accepted a study place at your legal claim master programme, but decide to withdraw after July 31st, 2019, you will have used your legal claim.

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.

Note that it has not been decided yet how the 3-year legal claim should be interpreted for programmes that are currently being phased out. At CBS this concerns the BA in English and Organisational Communication and the BA in European Business. Both programmes have a legal claim of admission to the MA in International Business Communication, which is expected to admit its last cohort in 2020.

You should also note that if you receive SU in July and August and withdraw your application, you will have to refund the SU payments you received for July and August.


Legal claim from 2020 and onwards
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 any questions about withdrawal from a master’s programme in 2019, you are welcome to contact the relevant Student Guidance team for your programme or the Student Hub.

 



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 (3 in Danish, 11 in English)

  • MSc in Business Language and Culture – 2 concentrations

  • MA in International Business Communication – 2 concentrations 

  • MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems - 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.

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 MA in International Business Communication (You should write an essay for the concentration with the highest priority and upload a blank word document for the other concentration.)
BA EB m. fransk/spansk/tysk
  • Optaget på EB i 2013: cand.merc.(kom.);  studerende, der består min. 7½ ECTS-points inden for "economics" (fx mikro- eller makroøkonomi), får retskravslignende status på MSc BLC, dvs. at man er sikret optag. (you do not have to write a motivational essay, but just upload a blank word document)
  • Optaget på EB i 2014: MSc BLC (et valgfag a 7½ ECTS-points udskiftes med et obligatorisk fag i mikroøkonomi) (You can write an essay for the concentration with the highest priority and upload a blank word document for the other concentration.)
  • Optaget på EB i 2015: MSc BLC (uddannelsens opbygning ændres) (You can write an essay for the concentration with the highest priority and upload a blank word document for the other concentration.)
BA IVK m. engelsk
  • MA in International Business Communication (You can write an essay for the concentration with the highest priority and upload a blank word document for the other concentration.)
BA IVK m. fransk/spansk/tysk
  • cand.merc.(kom.) (you do not have to write a motivational essay, but just upload a blank word document)
BA EOK
  • MA in International Business Communication (You can write an essay for the concentration with the highest priority and upload a blank word document for the other concentration.)
BA IMK
  • cand.merc.(kom.) (you do not have to write a motivational essay, but just upload a blank word document)
HA Almen
  • cand.merc. / MSc in Economics and Business Administration
HA(fil.)
  • MSc in Business Administration and Philosophy
HA(it.)
  • MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems (You can write an essay for the concentration with the highest priority and upload a blank word document for the other concentration.)
HA(jur.)
  • cand.merc.(jur.)
HA(kom.)
  • cand.merc.(kom.) (you do not have to write a motivational essay, but just upload a blank word document)
HA(mat.)
  • cand.merc.(mat.)
HA(psyk.)
  • cand.merc.(psyk.)
BA IM
  • MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems (You can write an essay for the concentration with the highest priority and upload a blank word document for the other concentration.)
BSc ASP
  • MSc in Business, Language and Culture (You can write an essay for the concentration with the highest priority and upload a blank word document for the other concentration.)
BSc BLC
  • MSc in Business, Language and Culture (You can write an essay for the concentration with the highest priority and upload a blank word document for the other concentration.)
BSc IB
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration / cand.merc.
BSc IBP
  • MSc in International Business and Politics (you do not have to write a motivational essay, but just upload a blank word document)
Bsc SEM
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration / cand.merc.
BSc SOC
  • MSc in International Business and Politics (you do not have to write a motivational essay, but just upload a blank word document)
HA pro.
  • cand.merc. / MSc in Economics and Business Administration

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 2017 can postpone their legal right of admission to cand.merc. / MSc in Economics and Business Administration, until 2018, 2019 or 2020.

 

  • Note that you can only use your legal right of admission once, and it is valid the first time you apply for graduate admission – regardless of which programme you are applying for. Your legal right is also used if you are rejected at your first priority and accepted at a lower priority.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Note that you can only use your legal right of admission once, and it is valid the first time you apply for graduate admission – regardless of which programme you are applying for. Your legal right is also used if you are rejected at your first priority and accepted at a lower priority.
HA i Europæisk Business
  • cand. merc. / MSc in Economics and Business Administration


 

 

The page was last edited by: Student Affairs // 07/03/2019