MSc in Business Administration and Data Science

Entry requirements

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

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

Specific Entry Requirements

Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish if the academic areas listed below are covered.

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

•    Quantitative Methods (statistics, econometrics, mathematics and the like)

•    Information Technology (information technology; computer science; programming; computer algorithms; information systems; information management; computer-mediated communication; information architecture and design; systems design; and the like)

•    Economics (economic theory, micro/macro economics, international economics, monetary economics and the like)
 

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.

If you do not fulfil the English requirements at the time of applying, you have until study start to document fulfilment. In other words, you are welcome to apply without fulfilling the English requirement, but you must fulfil the requirements as listed on the English level A page before study start (or 1 June if you are a non-EU citizen and need a student residence permit). If you need to take a language test/exam, your scores must be available to CBS Admissions by this time, however, you must upload a registration for the language test/exam when you apply.
 

SELECTION CRITERIA

The programme has a limited number of places and admission is competitive.

Only applicants fulfilling the entry requirements are considered qualified and will be considered in the selection process.

The programme strives to admit students with a diverse and broad spectrum of educational backgrounds. Please also refer to the standard assessments for the programme for a better understanding of what this means in practice and of whether you are a qualified applicant.

To determine which of the 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:

  • Broad and in-depth knowledge, both in terms of the number of ECTS-points and the diversity of courses, within the following academic areas:

    - Quantitative Methods (statistics and linear algebra are of particular importance)
    - Information Technology (programming and coding are of particular importance)
    - Economics (managerial economics is of particular importance)
     
  • Motivation given in motivational essay (industry experience/hands-on experience is of particular importance)
  • General grade level during undergraduate studies

Motivational essay:

A motivational essay must be personal and specific, and it must prove that you are well-informed and that you have put a lot of thought into your choice of education. It should also explain your purpose and motivation for choosing this particular programme. You may want to consider the following when writing your motivational essay:

  •     Reasoning your motivation for choosing the programme
  •     Explaining exactly why this particular programme is the right one for you
  •     Elaborating on what you can contribute to the programme and why
  •     Highlighting any industry/hands-on experience that you believe is of particular importance
  •     Highlighting any extra-curricular activities/pro bono work that you believe to be especially relevant
  •     Your motivation for studying in Denmark, familiarity with Danish society and affiliation to the Danish labour market

Your motivational essay may not exceed two A4 pages and must be written in English.
 

Do you already have a master's degree?
Part of the selection criteria is whether or not you already have a Danish Master’s degree. A completed Master's degree can be a disadavantage in the overall assessment. If you have a completed Master's degree from a country other than Denmark, this does not apply to you.

Note that applicants with a completed Danish Master's degree can only enrol in a new degree programme in certain circumstances (see the rules under "Previous studies at Master's level") and even if you are an exception to the rule, this can be disadvantageous.

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

ADVANCE ASSESSMENTS

The below mentioned advance assessments will be used for the 2020 admission year.

Please note that our advance assessments only take into account the obligatory courses included in the standard curricula (programme regulations) of the bachelor degrees listed below; i.e. if you do elective/supplementary courses in one or more of the required areas, the requirements will be lowered accordingly. In case of a credit transfer of obligatory courses, we reserve the right not to use the advance assessment.

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

CBS Bachelor degree


BACHELOR DEGREE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
HA(it.) Erhvervsøkonomi – informationsteknologi English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA(mat.) Erhvervsøkonomi – matematik English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements


 

Bachelor degrees from other Danish institutions


BACHELOR DEGREE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
ITU: Bachelor Programme in Global Business Informatics English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
ITU: Bachelor of Science in Software Development English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
ITU: Bachelor of Science in Data Science English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
KU: Bachelor i datalogi English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
KU: Bachelor i kommunikation og IT English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
KU: Bachelor i matematik English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
RUC: International Bachelor in Computer Science English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
AU: Bachelors in Computer Science English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
AU: Bachelor i Datavidenskab  English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
AAU: Bacheloruddanelsen i Datavidenskab English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
DTU: Bachelor i Kunstig Intelligens og Data English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.


 



 

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The page was last edited by: Student Affairs // 12/04/2019