MSc in Business Administration and Bioentrepreneurship

Entry requirements

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.

Language Requirements

The programme requires English at Danish level B, and only the qualifications listed on the English level B page are accepted as alternative fulfilment.

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



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. 37.5 ECTS-points within the following areas:

  • Min. 15 ECTS-points within a biological system (plants, animals or microbiology)
  • Min. 15 ECTS-points within biochemistry/organic chemistry
  • Min. 7.5 ECTS-points within biotechnology methods (laboratory experience with molecular biology techniques)

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 bachelor degrees within natural/life sciences fulfil the specific entry requirements for the 2023 admission year. The English language requirement to be fulfilled by the application deadline.

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.

Please note that fulfillment of the entry requirements does not guarantee admission at the programme.

If your exact university and degree is not stated, you will be assessed according to the programme’s entry requirements.

Aalborg Universitet
Bachelor i bioteknologi
Bachelor i bæredygtig bioteknologi
Aarhus Universitet
Bachelor i biologi
Bachelor i molekylærbiologi
Bachelor i molekylær medicin
Syddansk Universitet
Bachelor i biologi
Bachelor i biomedicin
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Bachelor i bioteknologi
Bachelor i Life Science og Teknologi
Bachelor i teknisk biomedicin
Københavns Universitet
Bachelor i biologi
Bachelor i molekylær biomedicin
Bachelor i biologi-bioteknologi / Bachelor i bioteknologi
Bachelor i farmaci
Bachelor i biokemi
Bachelor i nanoscience


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.

Fil Self-assessment form


Selection Criteria

The MSc in Business Administration and Bioentrepreneurship has a limited number of places.
If there are more applicants fulfilling the entry requirements than places available, a selection of applicants will take place.

The following criteria will be taken into consideration:

  • Grade level
  • The academic content of your bachelor degree
  • Personal statement (see below)
Personal statement 
The 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.
Your personal statement should not exceed two A4 pages and must be written in English. You may 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.

Enrolment to Second Year

If you already have passed (or will have passed by study start) courses at graduate level corresponding to the 1st year at the MSc in Business Administration & Bioentrepreneurship, you may apply for enrolment to the 2nd year of the programme at the same time as applying for ordinary enrolment.

How to Apply

You apply for enrolment to the 2nd year by:

1. Apply via the Application Portal

2. Upload thePDF icon special application form (pdf)

3. Upload the necessary extra documentation

Please note that certain conditions must be met to be eligible for (but not guaranteed) enrolment to the 2nd year:

- All ordinary entry requirements (including the language requirement) must be fulfilled as listed above by the application deadline
- Courses corresponding to the 1st year at the programme must be passed by study start (for further information, see below)
1st Year Courses

To enter direct into the programme’s 2nd year you must altogether have passed min. 60 ECTS-points at graduate level by study start:

You must have passed: 

  • min. 45 ECTS-points at graduate level within Biotechnology, and
  • min 15 ECTS at graduate level within IPR (intellectual Property rights), biology, systems biology, sustainable biotechnology, molecular biology, molecular medicine, biochemistry, biomedicine, technical biomedicine, chemistry and technology, medicine and technology, human biology, nanotechnology, nanoscience, odontology, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, project management, data science or scientific writing. 



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