MSc in Business Administration and E-business

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.

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.

The English language requirement must be fulfilled by the application deadline.

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The MSc in Business Administration and E-business is the natural progression for the BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management from CBS.

Applicants who do not have one of the above-mentioned bachelor degrees can also be qualified for the programme, if they have an equivalent academic background, which covers the academic areas listed below in full and as prescribed. Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish whether your bachelor's degree qualifies you for the programme and the following specific entry requirements are met: 

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

  • Business administration (Examples include: Innovation/entrepreneurship, Strategy, Management, Organisation, Marketing, Accounting, Microeconomics, Finance and Accounting)
     
  • IT (Examples include: information technology; computer science; programming; computer algorithms; information systems; information management; computer-mediated communication; information architecture and design; systems design)
     
  • Media, communication and design (Examples include: organisational communication; communication design; design management; visual communication; aesthetics; media management; design concepts, architecture; product design)
     
  • Politics/culture/society studies  (Examples include: sociology; social studies; politics/political science; public administration; anthropology; development studies; law; psychology; culture studies; area studies; history; philosophy)
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.

 

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

Qualifying Bachelors Degrees


Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements

BACHELOR DEGREE

FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

HA EB
 

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

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

Business, Asian Language and Culture - International Business in Asia

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

HA MAK Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English is fulfilled

Bachelor degrees from other Danish institutions

Qualifying Bachelors Degrees


Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements

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

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
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

 


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.

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 advance 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
  • Personal statement (see below)

 

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