MSc in Business Administration and Philosophy

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 Philosophy (cand.merc.(fil.)) is the natural progression for HA(fil.) from CBS. Applicants with this bachelor degree fulfil the entry requirements for the MSc in Business Administration and Philosophy.

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: 

30 ECTS-points in Philosophy and/or Social Theory and/or Sociology (see below)
5 ECTS-points in Economics (e.g. economic theory, microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and the like)
25 ECTS-points in Business Administration (e.g. Organisation; Management; Strategy; Accounting; Finance; Marketing; Innovation/Entrepreneurship; Statistics; Micro Economics; Macro Economics; International Economics)

It is extremely important that you provide course descriptions (including literature used in the course) for all courses that you think may cover this area. Depending on the exact course content, courses in qualitative methods, political science, non-clinical psychology, CSR, business ethics, and the like may also cover the requirement.

If you do not have enough ECTS-points to fulfil the entry requirement in Philosophy and/or Social Theory and/or Sociology through formal courses, you may write a “Background Assessment” where you explain how you believe you fulfil the entry requirement in Philosophy and/or Social Theory and/or Sociology through your educational background at bachelor level. The “Background Assessment” should be a maximum of two pages and must be supported by relevant documentation. Please note that the “Background Assessment” can be used as a 'top up' if you are missing a small amount of ECTS-points in relevant courses.

Please note that the “Background Assessment” is only used in connection to fulfilment of the entry requirement and not taken into consideration in the selection process (see below for information on the selection process).

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 2020 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 Bachelor Degrees


Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements

Bachelor degree Language requirement Specific entry requirements to be fulfilled
BSc in Business Administration & Sociology Is fulfilled All specific entry requirements are fulfilled
BSc in Business, Language & Culture Is fulfilled All specific entry requirements are fulfilled
BSc in International Business in Asia (IBA) Is fulfilled All specific entry requirements are fulfilled
HA (kom.) To be fulfilled All specific entry requirements are fulfilled
HA (psyk.) To be fulfilled All specific entry requirements are fulfilled

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 Language requirement Specific entry requirements to be fulfilled
HA Almen To be fulfilled   Applicants enrolled in this programme do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:
  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Philosophy and/or Social Theory and/or Sociology

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.

HA i projektledelse To be fulfilled  Applicants enrolled in this programme do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:
  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Philosophy and/or Social Theory and/or Sociology

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.

HD 2.del
You do not have a bachelor degree, so you will be assessed as a dispensee
To be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in a HD 2. del must fulfil the following:
  • min. grade 7 in "HD 2. del" thesis
  • min. 4.5 GPA at "HD 2. del"
  • 30 ECTS-points in Philosophy and/or Social Theory and/or Sociology

NB: courses done at "HD 2. del" will be taken into consideration in relation to the above requirement.

 

Other Danish bachelor degrees

Qualifying Bachelor Degrees


Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements

Bachelor degree Language requirement Specific entry requirements to be fulfilled
RUC bachelor with both "Filosofi og videnskabsteori" and "Virksomhedsstudier" (RUC) To be fulfilled All specific entry requirements are fulfilled
"Erhvervsøkonomi med tilvalg i filosofi" (AU) To be fulfilled All specific entry requirements are fulfilled


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 Language requirement Specific entry requirements to be fulfilled
Bachelor of Arts (BA) with "hovedfag" or "sidefag" or "tilvalg" in philosophy (regardless of institution) To be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:
  • min 5 ECTS-points in Economics (e.g. economic theory, microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and the like)
  • min. 22.5 ECTS-points in Business Administration

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.

RUC bachelor with "Filosofi og videnskabsteori" (RUC) To be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:
  • min. 5 ECTS-points in Economics (e.g. economic theory, microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and the like)
  • min. 22.5 ECTS-points in Business Administration

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.

RUC bachelor with "Virksomhedsstudier" (RUC) To be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:
  • min. 30 ECTS-points in Philosphy and/or Social Theory and/or Sociology

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.

HD 2. del (regardless of institution)
You do not have a bachelor degree, so you will be assessed as a dispensee
To be fulfilled Applicants with a HD 2.del must fulfil the following:
  • min. grade 7 in "HD 2. del" thesis
  • min. 4.5 GPA at "HD 2. del"
  • 30 ECTS-points in Philosophy and/or Social Theory and/or Sociology

NB: courses done at "HD 2. del" will be taken into consideration in relation to the above requirement.

 

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. If there are more qualified applicants than places, an overall assessment of the applicant’s educational background will take place, with focus on relevant courses and grades.
 

Connection to the Danish labour market

Your connection to the Danish labour market will be taken into consideration as part of the selection process. In your application, you will be asked to write a paragraph of no more than 1000 characters (including spaces), describing your current circumstances and reflecting on your future career opportunities in Denmark.

 

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