MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems

Student life

Study environment


What to consider?




At CBS each course is concluded by an examination, which means that you will have examinations after each semester in December/January and May/June respectively.

Work, life, study balance

The majority of students have a relevant student job with a lot of responsibility - often project based. And many feel they learn a lot from this job experience. This can make it hard to strike the right balance between managing your studies and your job. This means that some students are failing their exams and are not progressing satisfactorily. Therefore, you have to make a decision about your study/work balance in advance and set up some rules for yourself.

Studying in English

Before studying a programme taught in English you might want to consider the following:

  • All literature, lectures, exams, projects, and group work are in English.
  • Academic English differs from the English used in everyday language – so it might be a challenge even if you are used to speaking English in other situations.
  • You may have to spend more time on reading and understanding the material in English.
  • You may find it challenging to express yourself with the same ease as you would in your mother tongue.
  • Some will feel uncomfortable and shy when speaking English – especially when in a crowd or among native speakers.

Practice makes perfect
There is a big difference between reading and understanding texts and expressing yourself in English both orally and in writing. This is a challenge for some students. Even if you are used to reading English texts on your bachelor programme, it is still a good idea to practice your English. Try to speak it on a regular basis, watch the news, movies and TV series in English. You should also read books and newspapers in English, as this will help you read faster and increase your vocabulary. A good command of English is essential for getting the maximum learning outcome of your programme.


DIT-LAB is a meeting place for students at HA(it.) and MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems to hang out, talk informally, and work on study projects.

There is an active alumni association which hosts events and posts new letters. This offers a chance to talk with alumni and often also companies about career opportunities.

There are also a number of associations and organisations for students at CBS.


Sidst opdateret: Web editor - Student Communications // 28/01/2020