MSocSc in Strategic Design and Entrepreneurship

Admission

Strategic Design Entrepreneurship is a new graduate programme in 2018 offered in collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation.

The 3 stages of admission

Entry requirements

You are qualified for (but not guaranteed) admission to the programme if you:

A) Fulfil the language requirement by the application deadline
B) Fulfil the specific entry requirements below
C) Have a bachelor degree (or will by study start)

The programme has a limited number of places. If there are more qualified applicants than places available at a programme, there will be a selection process, according to the selection criteria below. In other words, fulfilment of the entry requirements does not guarantee admission.

English language requirement

The programme requires English at Danish level A.

The English requirements are very strict, which means that only the qualifications listed on the English level A page are accepted as alternative fulfilment.

The English language requirement must be fulfilled by the application deadline.

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish if your bachelor's degree qualifies you for the programme and the academic areas listed below are covered in full and as prescribed.

The specific entry requirements are min. 30 ECTS-points within one or more of the following areas:

  • Organisation (incl. organisational learning and networks; organisational change; organisational structure and design; organisational theory; organisational behaviour)
  • Management (incl. human resource management; leadership; public management; intercultural management; change management; knowledge management)
  • Strategy (incl. corporate strategy; strategic management; state strategies; private/public partnerships)
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship (incl. user innovation; dynamics of creativity; firm formation; social entrepreneurship)
  • Social science methodology (incl. philosophy of science, research design, applied methods, qualitative methods or quantitative methods)
  • Media, communication and design (incl. organizational communication; communication design; design management; visual communication; aesthetics; media management; design concepts)

CBS Admissions is not able to pre-assess your qualifications ahead of the application round.

To help you to prepare your application, you have the following two options:

  • Check below if we have already published an advance assessment for your bachelor degree
  • If your bachelor degree is not listed in the advance assessments below, you can make your own self-assessment using the self-assessment (course match) form further down

Advance Assessments

The following advance assessments are valid for the 2022 admission round for applicants whose bachelor degree exactly matches the university, degree title and enrolment year listed.

The advance assessments are based on the obligatory courses as listed in the programme regulations. If you have obligatory courses that have been credit transferred from elsewhere, we will not use the advance assessment and will instead assess your courses using the available documentation.

The advance assessments are grouped accordingly:

·       Qualifying Bachelor Degrees:
Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements

·       Potentially Qualifying Bachelor Degrees:
Your obligatory courses do not fully cover the specific entry requirements. You will therefore need to either choose relevant electives or take supplementary qualifying courses to fulfil the requirements.

·       Non-qualifying Bachelor Degrees: 
Your obligatory courses do not fulfil the specific entry requirements and it is unlikely that elective courses and/or taking supplementary qualifying courses will help you to fulfil the requirements in full.

Your bachelor degree could be placed in different categories for different enrolment years.

Fulfilment of the entry requirements does not guarantee admission. Read more under ‘Selection Criteria’.

CBS Bachelor Degrees

Qualifying Bachelors Degrees


Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements

Bachelor Degree English Language Requirement Fulfilment of specific entry requirements
HA(kom.) English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in  2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
HA(psyk.) English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in  2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
BSc in Business Administration & Sociology English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in  2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
HA(fil.) English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
BLC English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
IBP English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
HA EB English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
HA PRO English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
BSc in Business Administration & Service Management English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
HA Almen English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
IB English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
HA(mat.) English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
HA(it) English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
DM English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
IBA English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
HA i Markeds- og Kulturanalyse English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
BA IMK If you have studied English as part of your BA IMK degree, this meets the English requirement Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2016, 2017 or 2018 fulfil the specific entry requirements
BA EOK English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2016 or 2017 fulfil the specific entry requirements

Potentially Qualifying Bachelors Degrees (Can Supplement to Qualify)


Your obligatory courses do not fully cover the specific entry requirements. You will therefore need to either choose relevant electives or take supplementary qualifying courses to fulfil the requirements.

Bachelor degree ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FULFILMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
HD 2. del
You do not hold a bachelor degree, therefore you will be assessed as a dispensee
English to be fulfilled

Applicants with a HD 2. del must fulfil the following:

  • The average at "HD 2. del" is min. 4.5
  • The grade in the "HD 2. del" thesis is min. 7
  • 30 ECTS-points within the specific entry requirements (relevant courses at HD 2. del level will be taken into consideration)

 

Degrees from other Danish institutions

Qualifying Bachelors Degrees
 

Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements

Bachelor degree English Language Requirement FULFILMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
AAU bachelor in Organisatorisk Læring English to be fulfilled  Applicants enrolled in this programme in  2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
Professional bachelor degree in Media Production and Management (DMJX) English to be fulfilled  Applicants enrolled in this programme in  2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
Professional bachelor in Communication (DMJX) English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in  2017, 2018 or 2019 fulfil the specific entry requirements
Professional bachelor degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018, 2019 or 2020  fulfil the specific entry requirements

Potentially Qualifying Bachelors Degrees (Can Supplement to Qualify)


Your obligatory courses do not fully cover the specific entry requirements. You will therefore need to either choose relevant electives or take supplementary qualifying courses to fulfil the requirements.

BACHELOR DEGREE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FULFILMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
HD 2. del
You do not hold a bachelor degree, therefore you will be assessed as a dispensee
English to be fulfilled 

Applicants with a HD 2. del must fulfil the following:

  • The average at "HD 2. del" is min. 4.5
  • The grade in the "HD 2. del" thesis is min. 7
  • 30 ECTS-points within the specific entry requirements (relevant courses at HD 2. del level will be taken into consideration)
Professional bachelor degree in Digital Concept Development English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018, 2019, 2020 are missing 20 ECTS-points to fulfil the specific entry requirements

Non-Qualifying Bachelors Degrees


Your obligatory courses do not fulfil the specific entry requirements and it is unlikely that elective courses and/or taking supplementary qualifying courses will help you to fulfil the requirements in full.

BACHELOR DEGREE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FULFILMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Professional bachelor degree in Leisure Management  English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017, 2018 or 2019 are missing 30 ECTS-points to fulfil the specific entry requirements
Professional bachelor degree in International Hospitality Management English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018, 2019, 2020 are missing 30 ECTS-points to fulfil the specific entry requirements

 

SELF-ASSESSMENT (COURSE MATCH)

Use this form to get an overview of your undergraduate courses (from your bachelor degree as well as any supplementary courses outside of your bachelor degree). You can include courses you have passed as well as courses you are currently taking, or plan to take in the summer.

 Self-assessment

SELECTION CRITERIA

The programme has a limited number of places.

Only applicants fulfilling the specific entry requirements are considered qualified and will be considered in the selection process. If there are more qualified applicants than places available, selection criteria will be applied. 

To determine which of the remaining qualified applicants receive an offer of admission, an overall assessment of their academic background at undergraduate level will take place. 

The following factors are of importance:

  • Relevance of educational background at undergraduate level, including general grade level and course content
  • Coverage of all academic areas of the specific entry requirements
  • Personal statement
  • Analytical skills and experience with social science methodology 
  • Academic problem-oriented project work 
Personal statement

Personal statement is an important element of your application. It is your opportunity to draw our attention to your academic accomplishments and professional experiences and to stand out from hundreds of other applicants. It is very important that you write a personal statement specific to the programme or concentration you are applying for admission to, as it will be carefully considered during our evaluation of your application.

Please use a maximum of 2 pages total for your personal statement and decide for yourself which information you consider to be of most relevance and which information to omit. Recommended topics include:

Tell us about yourself

  • Introduce yourself in a few brief sentences
  • What can you contribute to the programme/concentration, considering your academic or professional merit? What makes you stand out?
    • Describe and discuss the prior academic accomplishments you find most relevant to your application
    • Describe and discuss the prior professional experiences you find most relevant to your application
  • If you have an existing connection to the labour market in Denmark (for example via a student job with a Danish company, internship in a Danish organisation or another professional network in Denmark) make sure to mention it. If you don’t have one, please move on to other topics

Tell us what you want to study at CBS and why

  • Why are you interested in this academic field? Which specific academic criteria or professional experiences is your decision to pursue studies in this field based on?
  • Why this programme/concentration?
    • Please review the programme/concentration description. Are there any keywords or themes that immediately grab your attention? Which ones and why?
    • Which theme or component will you find especially challenging? Do you have any strategies in place to overcome these challenges?
  • Given what you know about CBS, why do you want to study this programme/concentration at CBS compared to other universities? What academic or professional criteria helped you choose CBS?

Tell us about your academic or professional plans after CBS

  • Which academic or professional characteristics do you want to develop in the future? How will pursuing this programme/concentration further your growth in these respects?
  • What are your plans after graduation? Please specify concrete career trajectories or advanced academic paths, making sure to outline the connection between your prospective graduate studies and your long-term objectives.

 

STATISTICS ON ADMISSION

In our statistics on admission you can find information about the number of applicants for the programme in previous admission rounds as well as the number of places.

See our statistics on admission