MSc in Business Administration and E-business

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 in full and as prescribed.

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

  • Business administration (e.g. economics; innovation/entrepreneurship; management; marketing; organisation; accounting; statistics; finance; strategy; and the like)
     
  • IT (e.g. information technology; computer science; programming; computer algorithms; information systems; information management; computer-mediated communication; information architecture and design; systems design; and the like)
     
  • Media, communication and design (incl. organisational communication; communication design; design management; visual communication; aesthetics; media management; design concepts, architecture; product design; and the like)
     
  • Politics/culture/society studies  (e.g. sociology; social studies; politics/political science; public administration; anthropology; development studies; law; psychology; culture studies; area studies; history; philosophy; and the like)
Corporate Part-time Master programme
You have the option to study MSc in Business Administration and Ebusiness as a part-time student over a period of 4 years.

To be admitted to the part-time programme, you must have relevant employment in a company or have your own company/start-up and work a minimum of 25 hours per week. If you have your own company, please send in documentation for turnover and income generating activities. If you are an entrepreneur, you need to document your CVR number, and you need to be a part of an incubator environment, e.g. CSE at CBS.

All entry requirements and selection criteria remain the same, whether you enrol in the full-time programme or the part-time programme. There are no specific number of places reserved for Corporate Part-time Master applicants, and it is therefore neither easier nor more difficult to get into the MSc in Business Administration and Ebusiness programme as Corporate Part-time Master student.

You will have to choose between the full-time and the part-time programme when you apply in the Application Portal. If you choose the part-time option, you will be requested to fill out and upload the employment agreement form below no later than 1 August. If you apply in the winter application round the deadline is 1 January. If you do not have an employment agreement at the time when you apply, you must upload a letter instead, explaining how you intend to document that you will be employed in a position relevant to the programme. If you fail to document that you have relevant employment by the deadline, you will be offered a place at the full-time programme instead.

The Employment agreement form will be reviewed after 1 August / 1 January (winter round) and you will be informed about the decision before study start.

PDF iconEmployment agreement form

You can only be accepted to the Part-Time Programme if you have filled out the whole form, and it is signed by the company. If you are associated with an incubator, please make sure that the form is signed by the incubator.

CBS reserves the right to contact SKAT in order to verify the information you have provided in the employment agreement.

The following types of positions are considered relevant for the programme: jobs in a company's IT department; jobs within business development, with a focus on the expansion of digital business areas; positions related to design, implementation and development of corporate e-commerce solutions; positions related to design, development and innovation of digital products and services; consultancy positions, especially within development or counseling regarding digital business solutions; self-employed or as a partner in small business, including companies that are housed in an incubator or other innovation environments engaged in developing digital solutions (or intending to develop digital solutions or products); jobs in public corporations, especially in positions with focus on digital communications and business elements or development of new digital solutions.

Read more about the part-time programme.

Please note that you cannot apply for the part-time corporate master programme if you need a student residence permit to study in Denmark. The part-time corporate master programme is only offered for applicants in group 1. See more information about applicant groups.

 

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.

The programme strives to admit students with a diverse and broad spectre 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.

If there are more qualified applicants than places available at the programme, selection criteria will be applied. You are subject to an overall assessment of your academic background at undergraduate level with a focus on:

  • General grade level
  • Coverage of multiple academic areas within the specific entry requirements
  • Motivation given in motivational essay (see below)

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 am I choosing to apply for a two-year graduate programme at CBS?
  • Why do I think my bachelor degree is relevant to the programme?
  • What can I contribute to the programme and my fellow students?
  • Why are my extra-curricular activities/start up experience relevant to the programme?
  • How does my motivation and background fit the technical aspects of the programme?
  • 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 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, degree and year of enrolment are not stated, you will be assessed according to the programme’s entry requirements.

CBS bachelor degree

BACHELOR DEGREE

FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

BA IMK

 

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

If you have studied English as part of your BA IMK degree, this meets the English requirement

BA EOK

 

 

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

BA IM

 

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

BA EB
 

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

If you have studied English as part of your BA EB degree, this meets the English requirement

HA PRO

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English to be fulfilled

HA(kom.)

 

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English to be fulfilled

 

HA(psyk.)

 

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

 

English to be fulfilled

 

BSc in Business Administration & Sociology

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

HA(fil.)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English to be fulfilled

BLC

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

ASP

 

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

 

English is fulfilled

 

IBP

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

BSc in Business Administration & Service Management

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

HA Almen

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English to be fulfilled

IB

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

HA(jur.)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English to be fulfilled

HA(it.)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English to be fulfilled

HA(mat.)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English to be fulfilled

BSc in International Shipping and Trade Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English is fulfilled

Bachelor degrees from other Danish institutions



BACHELOR DEGREE

FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Professional bachelor degree in International Sales & Marketing – regardless of the institution:

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English to be fulfilled

BA in Business Economics & IT (KEA)
 

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in Innovation and entrepreneurship – regardless of the institution: Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled
BSc in Global Business Informatics (ITU) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled
BSc i Digitale medier og design (ITU) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled
BA i kommunikation og IT (KU)
 
Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled
Bachelor i Kommunikation (RUC) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled
HA Almen (SDU) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled
Informationsvidenskab, it og interaktionsdesign (SDU) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled
Folkeskolelærer - professionsbachelor (regardless of  institution) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in nursing (sygeplejerske) (regardless of institution) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in Global Business Engineering  Applicants enrolled in this programme from 2014 and later fulfil the specific entry requirements  English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in Media Production and Management (DMJX) Applicants enrolled in this programme from 2014 and later fulfil the specific entry requirements  English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in  Web Development  Applicants enrolled in this programme from 2014 and later fulfil the specific entry requirements  English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in Software Development  Applicants enrolled in this programme from 2014 and later fulfil the specific entry requirements  English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in Leisure Management Applicants enrolled in this programme from 2014 and later fulfil the specific entry requirements  English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in  Financial management and services Applicants enrolled in this programme from 2014 and later fulfil the specific entry requirements  English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in Product Development and Integrative Technology Applicants enrolled in this programme from 2014 and later fulfil the specific entry requirements  English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in Communication (DMJX) Applicants enrolled in this programme from 2014 and later fulfil the specific entry requirements  English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in Sport Management  Applicants enrolled in this programme from 2014 and later fulfil the specific entry requirements  English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in International Hospitality Management Applicants enrolled in this programme from 2014 and later fulfil the specific entry requirements  English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in Business Economics and IT  Applicants enrolled in this programme from 2014 and later fulfil the specific entry requirements  English to be fulfilled
Professional bachelor degree in Digital Concept Development/E-Concept Development Applicants enrolled in this programme from 2014 and later fulfil the specific entry requirements  English to be fulfilled