Master in Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management

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.

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENT

To be eligible for admission to a 1-year Master, you must have completed an academic bachelor degree before the programme's study start. Applicants with professional qualifications (for example a professional bachelor degree/PBA) will not be admitted.

This programme is new in 2021 and will only run if there are enough qualified applicants to make it academically feasible. We encourage you to submit applications for one or two other programmes or concentrations in addition to the Master in Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management.
It will not be possible to apply for other programmes after the application deadline if the Master in Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management agains expectations is not offered.
 

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish if your bachelor's degree qualifies you for the programme and the academic areas listed below are covered in full and as prescribed:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology (min. 7,5 ECTS-points in Quantitative methods/Statistics)
  • 30 ECTS-points in Business Administration (Marketing and/or Managerial Economics and/or Accounting and/or Strategy and/or Innovation and/or Organization and/or Management)


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 2022 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 Degrees

Qualifying Bachelor Degrees

Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements

BACHELOR DEGREE: ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED:
BSc in Business Administration and Service Management English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA Almen - Almen Erhvervsøkonomi English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
BSc in International Business (regular programme) English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA (pro.) - Erhvervsøkonomi og projektledelse English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA i Europæisk Business English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA (psyk.) - Erhvervsøkonomi - Psykologi English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA (mat.) - Erhvervsøkonomi - matematik English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
BSc in Business Administration and Sociology English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.

Potentially Qualifying Bachelor 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: ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED:
HA (it.) - Erhvervsøkonomi - informatik English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:
  • 7.5  ECTS-points in Quantitative Methods/Statistics

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.
 

Degrees from other Danish institutions

Qualifying Bachelor Degrees


Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements

BACHELOR DEGREE: ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED:
HA Almen Erhvervsøkonomi - AAU English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA Almen Erhvervsøkonomi - AU English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA Almen Erhvervsøkonomi - SDU English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA Almen Erhvervsøkonomi/BSc in Business Administration - RUC English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA Sports- og eventmanagement - SDU English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
HA Digitalisering og forretningsudvikling - SDU English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Bachelor (BSc) i international erhvervsøkonomi med fremmedsprog - SDU English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.

Potentially Qualifying Bachelor 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: ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED:
BSc Market and Management Anthropology - SDU English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:


2.5 ECTS-points in Quantitative Methods/Statistics


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.

Sweden

Qualifying Bachelor Degrees


Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements

BACHELOR DEGREE: ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED:
Service Management, Kandidatprogram (regardless of specialisation) –  Lund University English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Logistics Service Management, Kandidatprogram - Lund University English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Ekonomie Kandidatprogram - Lund University English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Kandidatprogrammet i international business - Lund University English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.

 

Norway

Qualifying Bachelor Degrees


Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements

BACHELOR DEGREE: ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED:
Bachelor i Retail Management - BI Handelshøyskolen English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Bachelor i Creative Industries Management - BI Handelshøyskolen English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - BI Handelshøyskolen English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Bachelor i økonomi og administrasjon - BI Handelshøyskolen English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Bachelor i økonomi og administrasjon - NHH English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Økonomi og administrasjon (bachelorstudium) - Stavanger University English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
Reiselivsledelse bachelor - Stavanger University English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.

 

Iceland

Qualifying Bachelor Degrees


Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements

BACHELOR DEGREE: ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED:
BS Tourism Studies, 180 ECTS-points - University of Iceland English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
BS Business Administration, 180 ECTS-points (regardless of specialisation) - University of Iceland English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.
BSc in Business Administration - Reykjavik University English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 or 2019 fulfil all specific entry requirements.


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. 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
  • Courses and grades within Quantitative methods/Statistics and Subject-specific academic areas (Tourism, Hospitality, Service-, Sport-, Leisure- or Arts and Culture Management)
  • Motivation given in the personal statement
  • Connection to the Danish labour market
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.

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