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 2023
If you finish your CBS bachelor degree i 2023 you can use your legal claim in  2023, 2024, 2025 or 2026.

If you are applying for admission to your legal claim master programme in 2023 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 programme 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.

Your natural progression and legal claim programme


CBS BACHELOR DEGREE NATURAL GRADUATE PROGRAMME
BA i europæisk business m. engelsk
  • The MA in International Business Communication is no longer offered. If you are deferring your legal claim until 2023, you have a legal claim for cand.merc.(kom.).
BA i engelsk og organisationskommunikation
  • The MA in International Business Communication is no longer offered. If you are deferring your legal claim until 2023, you have a legal claim for cand.merc.(kom.).
BA in Information Management
  • MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems
BA i interkulturel markedskommunikation
  • cand.merc.(kom.)
BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management
  • MSc in Business Administration and E-business
BSc in Business Administration and Service Management


The programme will be launched in 2023 and replace the existing cand.merc./MSc EBA programme and its 14 concentrations as your natural progression programme.

If you have already graduated, but deferred your legal claim until 2023 or later you will have a legal claim of admission to MSc in Economics and Business Administration - General Management and Analytics.

BSc in Business Administration and Sociology
  • MSc in International Business and Politics
BSc in Business, Asian Language and Culture - International Business in Asia
  • MSc in Business, Language and Culture (2 concentrations)
BSc in Business, Language and Culture
  • MSc in Business, Language and Culture (2 concentrations)
BSc in International Business
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration - General Management and Analytics

    The programme will be launched in 2023 and replace the existing cand.merc./MSc EBA programme and its 14 concentrations as your natural progression programme.

    If you have already graduated, but deferred your legal claim until 2023 or later you will have a legal claim of admission to MSc in Economics and Business Administration - General Management and Analytics.
BSc in International Business and Politics
  • MSc in International Business and Politics
BSc in International Shipping and Trade
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration - General Management and Analytics

    The programme will be launched in 2023 and replace the existing cand.merc./MSc EBA programme and its 14 concentrations as your natural progression programme.

    If you have already graduated, but deferred your legal claim until 2023 or later you will have a legal claim of admission to MSc in Economics and Business Administration - General Management and Analytics.
HA almen erhvervsøkonomi
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration - General Management and Analytics

    The programme will be launched in 2023 and replace the existing cand.merc./MSc EBA programme and its 14 concentrations as your natural progression programme.

    If you have already graduated, but deferred your legal claim until 2023 or later you will have a legal claim of admission to MSc in Economics and Business Administration - General Management and Analytics.
HA i europæisk business
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration - General Management and Analytics

    The programme will be launched in 2023 and replace the existing cand.merc./MSc EBA programme and its 14 concentrations as your natural progression programme.

    If you have already graduated, but deferred your legal claim until 2023 or later you will have a legal claim of admission to MSc in Economics and Business Administration - General Management and Analytics..
HA i markeds- og kulturanalyse fra CBS
  • cand.merc.(kom.)
HA i projektledelse


The programme will be launched in 2023 and replace the existing cand.merc./MSc EBA programme and its 14 concentrations as your natural progression programme.

If you have already graduated, but deferred your legal claim until 2023 or later you will have a legal claim of admission to MSc in Economics and Business Administration - General Management and Analytics.

HA(fil.)
  • MSc in Business Administration and Philosophy

    NB: The MSc in Business Administration and Philosophy is being phased out and will be offered for the last time in 2025.
    If you graduate in 2022, 2023 or 2024, you have a legal claim to MSc in Business Administration and Philosophy until 2025.
    Students enrolled in HA(fil) in 2022 and later are expected to have legal claim to a different master's programme. For the time being, we expect your new legal claim of admission to be the New MSc in Economics and Business Administration - General Management and Analytics.
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(psyk.)
  • cand.merc.(psyk.)
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.


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.

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.


Legal right of admission to MSc in Business, Language and Culture

MSc in Business, Language and Culture has two concentrations. If you have legal right of admission to MSc in Business Language and Culture, you are not guaranteed a study place at a specific concentration. Each concentration has a limited number of places, and maximum capacity can be reached if too many legal claim applicants apply for the same concentration.

As an applicant with legal right of admission to MSc in Business Language and Culture, you can apply for both concentrations and in addition to those, you can have two more applications.

 

The page was last edited by: Web editor - Student Communications // 10/26/2022