BSc in Business Administration and Service Management

After the programme


What do you learn on BSc SEM?

Graduates from the three concentrations can take many different paths.

The aim of the three concentrations is to provide graduates with the necessary qualifications to function as administrators and managers in the service industries they have chosen to study. The successful graduate will be able to work directly in the service sectors, as well as in businesses and agencies that interact with the industry e.g. as consultants.

Some students pursue a career immediately after graduation. However, most students prefer to continue their studies at a Master programme.

In any case, career paths very much depend on the students’ own interests.

Service industry is very broad and includes among other things:

  • Public agencies
  • Attractions and theme parks
  • Professional sports, sports events, stadiums
  • Travel agencies, airlines, transport or logistics companies, hotels
  • Museums, cinemas, operas, concert halls, theatres
  • Restaurants, bars, casinos, clubs
  • Company events, concerts, festivals, weddings

Some examples of what you could work with:

  •  Event planning
  •  Sponsorship management
  •  Helping companies market their products by identifying product advantages to customers
  • Changing the image of a business or organisation by making them more attractive to customers
  • Finding strategies for making tourists spend more money in Copenhagen
  • Attracting more spectators to sports games

In the competence profile you can find more information about what you learn on the programme:  Competence profile for BSc SEM

What to do after BSc SEM?

Most students choose to continue on a two-year master’s programme after their bachelor degree. It gives them more and better job opportunities and jobs with greater responsibilities. It is primarily the master’s degree that determines the kind of job you get, while the bachelor degree plays a smaller part. However, you will always get the job on your overall profile i.e. the combination of bachelor- and master’s degree, work experience, personal skills and many other things.

A small number of students choose to end their studies and search for a job after finishing the bachelor degree. Holding a bachelor degree you will normally be employed as a trainee or assistant within the fields of your study programme – at least in the beginning.

Career oppotunities

Careers can develop in many different ways. Some people work within the same field all their lives while other, while others make great changes along the way.  Most people work with one of more areas within the field of their studies, all though some work within completely different areas. Every person evolves and so do society, the job market and companies. New job opportunities arise, while others disappear. Maybe you will get a job that does not even exist yet.

Master's programmes

A bachelor programme consists of various subject areas and it typically gives you a broad introduction to the areas you have chosen to study. On a master’s programme you specialize in one or more areas you have worked with on the bachelor programme. In this way it is on the master’s programme you create your individual academic profile.

It is a good idea for you to consider which master’s programme you may want to continue on after your bachelor degree. Different bachelor degree’s give admission to different master’s programme.  On the other hand you should not choose a certain bachelor programme only to qualify for certain aster’s programmes. A bachelor programme takes three years to complete, and it may be three very long years if you are studying something that you are not really interested in.

At present it may be hard to decide on your choice of master. If you follow your interests when choosing, the chance of having to change your decision later on is smaller – both in relation to choosing master’s programme and searching for jobs.


MAster Programmes after BSc SEM
Natural master programme
MSc in Economics and Business Administration/Cand.merc.
You can choose between 13 different specialisations.
General disclaimer: CBS is constantly developing its range of master programmes. Therefore students starting undergraduate studies at CBS this year may find different MSc options available to them when they have completed their bachelor degrees.


Sidst opdateret: Student Affairs // 29/06/2016