MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems

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.

Language Requirements

The programme requires English at Danish level B passed with min 3.0 on the Danish grading scale.

The English requirements are very strict, which means that 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 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
25 ECTS-points in Business Administration

 

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.

FileSelf-assessment form: Business Administration and Information Systems

 

 

 

ADVANCE ASSESSMENTS

The following advance assessments are valid for the 2021 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 20162017 or 2018 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 20162017 or 2018 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 2018 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

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 20162017 or 2018 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 20162017 or 2018 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 20162017 or 2018 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.

 

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
  • Motivation, relevance of educational background, international experience and knowledge of computer science and programming, as given in a personal statement*
Personal statement 

Personal statement is an important element of your application. It is your opportunity to draw our attention to your academic accomplishments, professional experiences and personal aspirations, and to stand out from hundreds of other applicants.

It is very important that you write a personal statement specific to the programme/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.

*If you have a legal right of admission, you don't have to write a personal statement. You can instead upload a blank document in the personal statement section in your application on the application portal.

1. Tell us about yourself

  • Describe yourself in a few sentences, highlighting the personal characteristics you find most relevant to your application
  • What can you contribute to the programme/concentration, considering your academic, extra-curricular 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 or extra-curricular accomplishments 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, please make sure to mention it. If you don’t have an existing connection, state that clearly and move on to other topics.

2. Tell us what you want to study at CBS and why 

  • Why are you interested in this academic field? Which specific criteria or experiences is your decision to pursue studies in this field based on?
  • Why this programme/concentration?
    • What interests you in the programme/concentration description? Are there any particular keywords that immediately grab your attention? Why?
    • Which aspect or component do you find especially challenging? Why? Do you have any strategies in mind 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 criteria helped you choose CBS?
  • What would you do if your application were rejected? Do you have a plan B programme, university, internship, work experience or the like?

3. Tell us about your future plans after graduation from CBS

  • Which academic, extra-curricular 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? Specify concrete career trajectories or advanced academic paths, making sure to lay out the reasoning behind your choices.

 

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