MSc in Business Administration and Bioentrepreneurship

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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

1. Fulfil the language requirement by the application deadline
2. Fulfil the academic requirements below
3. Have a bachelor degree or will have by study start

Please note: Fulfilment of the entry requirements does not guarantee admission.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 which you can find below.

1. 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 academic 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)

How to find out if you fulfil the academic requirements

CBS Admissions cannot pre-assess your qualifications ahead of the application round.

We have already assessed a number of bachelor degrees, you will find them all in the list of advance assessments.

To find out if you qualify, you can do the following:

  1. Check the advance assessments: see below if we have already published an advance assessment for your bachelor degree.
  2. Self-assessment: if your bachelor degree is not listed in the advance assessments below, you can make your own self-assessment using the self-assessment form further down.

Advance Assessments

The following advance assessments are only valid for the 2024 admission round.

What is included in the advance assessment?
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.

If you have electives, we will assess these in addition to the obligatory courses.

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

Please note: Fulfilment of the entry requirements does not guarantee admission. If your exact university and degree is not stated, you will be assessed according to the programme’s entry requirements.

Applicants enrolled in the following programmes fulfil the academic entry requirements:

Aalborg Universitet
Bachelor i 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 bioteknologi
Bachelor i farmaci
Bachelor i biokemi
Bachelor i nanoscience


If your bachelor degree is not listed above, you can make your own self-assessment using the self-assessment form.

The form can give you an overview of your undergraduate courses from both your bachelor degree and any supplementary courses you may have finished outside of your bachelor degree. It is a tool for you to match your courses with the academic requirements for the programme.

You can include courses you have already passed, courses you are currently taking, and courses you plan to take in the summer.

Make sure to download the form and save it on your computer.

File 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 your chance to describe yourself in relation to the programme.

For instance, you can describe your experiences, academic, work-related or otherwise, and reflect on how they relate to the programme in question, and how the programme can relate to your future aspirations.

Your personal statement should not exceed two pages and must be written in English.

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