MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems

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.

Language Requirements

The programme requires English at Danish level B passed with min 6.0 on the Danish grading scale, 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.

 

Specific Entry Requirements

The MSc in Business Administration & Information Systems is the natural progression for the BA in Information Management from CBS and the HA(it.) / HA(dat.) from CBS.

Applicants who do not have one of the above-mentioned bachelor degree can also be qualified for the programme if the academic areas listed below are covered in full and as prescribed (together with the general entry requirements and the language requirement). Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish if the following specific entry requirements are met:

5 ECTS-points in Micro- and/or Macro-

economics

30 ECTS-points in Information Technology

(examples include: information technology, computer science, programming, computer algorithms, information management,

information systems, computer-mediated communication, information architecture and design, systems design)

25 ECTS-points in Business Administration

(examples include: organisation, management, strategy, accounting, finance, marketing,

innovation/entrepreneurship, CSR, microeconomics, macroeconomics)

 

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 2023 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 degree

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 Language requirement fulfilment of specific entry requirements
HA(mat.) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2019 or 2020 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

15 ECTS-points in one or more of the following areas:

  • information technology
  • computer science
  • programming
  • computer algorithms
  • information systems
  • information management
  • computer-mediated communication
  • information architecture and design
  • systems design

All obligatory courses have been taken into consideration. The specific entry requirements must be covered with academic and research-based courses done at bachelor level.

HA Almen English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2019 or 2020 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

30 ECTS-points in one or more of the following areas:

  • information technology
  • computer science
  • programming
  • computer algorithms
  • information systems
  • information management
  • computer-mediated communication
  • information architecture and design
  • systems design

All obligatory courses have been taken into consideration. The specific entry requirements must be covered with academic and research-based courses done at bachelor level.

BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management English is fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2019 or 2020 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

5 ECTS-points in one or more of the following areas:

  • information technology
  • computer science
  • programming
  • computer algorithms
  • information systems
  • information management
  • computer-mediated communication
  • information architecture and design
  • systems design

All obligatory courses have been taken into consideration. The specific entry requirements must be covered with academic and research-based courses done at bachelor level.

Bachelor degrees from other Danish institutions

Qualifying Bachelors Degrees

 

Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements

BACHELOR DEGREE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FULFILMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Diplomingeniør, It og økonomi (DTU) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 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 Language requirement FULFILMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Global Business Informatics (ITU) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2019 or 2020 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

 

• 5 ECTS-points in Micro and/or Macro Economics

 

All obligatory courses have been taken into consideration. The specific entry requirements must be covered with academic and research-based courses done at bachelor level.

Business Economics and IT (KEA) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2019 or 2020 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

 

• 5 ECTS-points in Micro and/or Macro Economics

 

All obligatory courses have been taken into consideration. The specific entry requirements must be covered with academic and research-based courses done at bachelor level.

Global Business Engineering (with ICT engineering specialization only)

(VIA University College)

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2019 or 2020 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

 

• 5 ECTS-points in Micro and/or Macro Economics

 

All obligatory courses have been taken into consideration. The specific entry requirements must be covered with academic and research-based courses done at bachelor level.

 

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

If there are more qualified applicants than places available at the programme, a selection process will take place where applicants are selected according to an overall assessment of the educational background at bachelor level, with focus on relevant courses and grades.

The following factors are of specific importance:

  • Broad and in-depth knowledge as well as grades within the academic areas constituting the specific entry requirements
  • Relevance of educational background, international experience and knowledge of computer science and programming, as given in a personal statement*
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.

 

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