Legal right of admission
Legal right of admission to a master’s programme at CBS
You have a legal right of admission to a master’s programme at CBS if you apply for the programme that is the natural progression to your CBS bachelor’s degree the same year as you finish your bachelor’s degree.
You will finish your bachelor in 2019
You finished your bachelor’s degree from CBS in 2018
You have a legal right of admission to the master’s programme that is the natural progression to your CBS bachelor’s degree in 2018.
You still fulfil the specific entry requirements to the master’s programme that is the natural progression to your CBS bachelor’s degree, but you no longer have a legal right of admission to the programme in 2019.
You must apply for admission to that programme by the correct deadline and follow the application procedure outlined under "My application".
We can no longer guarantee you admission to a graduate programme at CBS, as you will be applying for admission on equal terms with the other applicants
If you apply for a master’s programme you have a legal right of admission to, you are guaranteed a study place at the programme. However, you are NOT guaranteed a study place at a specific concentration, if the master’s programme you have a legal right of admission to has more than one 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.
As the following programmes have selection at the concentration you MUST write a motivational essay, even though you have a legal claim:
MA in International Business Communication
MSc in Business, Language and Culture
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.
If you have a legal claim for one of the following programmes, you do not have to write a motivational essay, but just upload a blank word document:
MSc in International Business and Politics
How many applications can I submit?
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.
Each applicant is allowed to have three priorities at CBS per application round.
However, if you have a legal right of admission to a CBS programme, 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.