MSc in Business Administration and Philosophy

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

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 the above mentioned bachelor degree can also be qualified for the programme if the academic areas listed below are covered in full and as prescribed. Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish if the following specific entry requirements are met.

Please see below for standard assessment of relevant bachelor degrees.

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).

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. 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.
 

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 and degree and enrolment year are not stated, you will be assessed according to the programme’s entry requirements.



CBS bachelor degree

Bachelor degree

Language requirement

Specific entry requirements

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 Business, Asian Language & Culture (ASP) To be 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

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 PRO 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.

BA EB
 
To be fulfilled; if BA EB was studied with English, this fulfils the language requirement
Applicants enrolled in this programme do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:
  • 5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics and/or International Economics
  • min. 15 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.

HD 2.del
You do not have a bachelor degree, so you will be assessed as a dispensee

 
To be fulfilled
  • min. grade 7 in "HD 2. del" thesis
  • min. 4.5 GPA at "HD 2. del"

as well as

  • 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

Bachelor degree

Language requirement Specific entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) with "hovedfag" or "sidefag" or "tilvalg" in philosophy

To be fulfileld

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.

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
HD 2. del (regardless of institution)
You do not have a bachelor degree, so you will be assessed as a dispensee
To be fulfilled
  • min. grade 7 in "HD 2. del" thesis
  • min. 4.5 GPA at "HD 2. del"

as well as

  • 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.