MSocSc in Service Management

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 min. 30 ECTS-points within one or more of the following areas:

  • Organisation/management
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Accounting/managerial economics
  • Economics

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. 

Only applicants fulfilling the specific entry requirements are considered qualified and will be considered in the selection process. If there are more qualified applicants than places available, selection criteria will be applied. 

To determine which of the remaining 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:

  • Relevance of educational background at undergraduate level, including general grade level and course content
  • Coverage of all academic areas of the specific entry requirements
  • Motivation given in motivational essay
  • Analytical skills and experience with social science methodology 
  • Academic problem-oriented project work 

 

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 the purpose and the motivation of you choosing this particular degree. Please consider the following when writing your motivational essay:

  • What is my motivation for choosing the programme
  • Why do I think my bachelor degree is relevant to the programme
  • What can I contribute to the programme and my fellow students
  • Your future plans – your intended academic or professional path
  • Your motivation for studying in Denmark, familiarity with Danish society and affiliation to the Danish labour market

Your educational background is the most important factor, however, your life and work experience may also be considered in the selection process through the motivational essay, if relevant. Your motivational essay must not exceed two A4 pages and must be written in English. Please note that the motivational essay is only used in the selection process and not in connection to the entry requirements.

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 following standard 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 take electives/supplementary courses so as to cover 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, degree and year of enrolment are not stated, you will be assessed according to the programme’s entry requirements.

Fulfilment of the entry requirements does not guarantee admission at the programme.

CBS Bachelor Degrees

BACHELOR DEGREE

FULFILLMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

BA Engelsk og Organisationskommunikation
 
 
English is fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
 
BA Interkulturel Markedskommunikation
 
If you have studied English as part of your BA IMK degree, this meets the English requirement.
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
BA Information Management
 
English is fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA Europæisk Business
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
BA Europæisk Business
 
If you studied English as part of your BA EB degree, this meets the English language requirement.
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2016 or 2017 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA (pro.)
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA Almen
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA (kom.)
 
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA (psyk.)
 
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
 
HA (fil.)
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA (jur.)
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA (mat.)
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA (it.)
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
BSc in Business Administration & Sociology
English is fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
BSc in Business, Language and Culture (BLC)
English is fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
BSc in Business, Asian Language and Culture (ASP)
English is fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
BSc in International Business and Politics
English is fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
BSc in International Business (regular programme, GLOBE and Global SCM)
English is fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
BSc in Business Administration & Service Management (regardless of concentration)
English is fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.

HD 2. del
You do not have a bachelor degree, therefore you will be assessed as a dispensee

English to be fulfilled
Applicants with a HD 2. del must fulfil the following:
 
  • The average at "HD 2. del" is min. 4.5
  • The grade in the "HD 2. del" thesis is min. 7
  • 30 ECTS-points within the specific entry requirements (relevant courses at HD 2. del level will be taken into consideration)
BSc in International Shipping & Trade (regular programme and Global SCM)
English is fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Degrees from other Danish institutions


BACHELOR DEGREE

FULFILLMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

PBA in International Hospitality Management (regardless of institution)

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

 

  • 30 ECTS-points within Organisation/management, Strategy, Marketing, Accounting/managerial economics and/or 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.
 

PBA i Leisure Management  (regardless of institution)

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

 

  • 30 ECTS-points within Organisation/management, Strategy, Marketing, Accounting/managerial economics and/or 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.

PBA in International Sales and Marketing Management / PBA i International handel og markedsføring (regardless of institution)

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

 

  • 30 ECTS-points within Organisation/management, Strategy, Marketing, Accounting/managerial economics and/or 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.

Bachelor in Organisatorisk Læring (AAU)

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.

HD 2. del (regardless of institution)
 

English to be fulfilled

Applicants with a HD 2. del must fulfil the following:

 

  • The average at "HD 2. del" is min. 4.5

  • The grade in the "HD 2. del" thesis is min. 7

  • 30 ECTS-points within the specific entry requirements (relevant courses at HD 2. del level will be taken into consideration)

HA Almen  (regardless of institution)

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.

Sweden


BACHELOR DEGREE FULFILLMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor in Service Management/Kandidatprogrammet i service management (regardless of specialisation) - Lund University
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Bachelor in Logistics Service Management/Kandidatprogrammet i logistics service management - Lund University
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Bachelor in Business and Economics/Ekonomie kandidatprogram - Lund University
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Bachelor in International Business - Lund University
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 fulfil all specific entry requirements.


 

Norway


BACHELOR DEGREE FULFILLMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor in Retail Management - BI Handelshøyskolan
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Bachelor of Business Administration - BI Handelshøyskolan
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics/Økonomi og administrasjon - BI Handelshøyskolan
English to be fulfilled
Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015, -16 or -17 fulfil all specific entry requirements.