Cand.merc.(pol.) / MSc in International business and politics

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 International Business and Politics  is the natural progression for the BSc in International Business and Politics from CBS and the BSc in Business Administration and Sociology 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: 

15 ECTS-points in Economics (including a min. of 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics AND a min. of 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics)

15 ECTS-points in Business Administration (e.g. finance, accounting, marketing, organisation, management, innovation, entrepreneurship, or the like)

15 ECTS-points Social Science Methodology (e.g. philosophy of science, research design, applied methods, qualitative methods or quantitative methods, or the like)

15 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)

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 2021 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 LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT TO BE FULFILLED SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED
BSc in Business, Language & Culture (BLC) English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 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 LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT TO BE FULFILLED SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED
HA (fil.) English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

BSc International Business in Asia (IBA) English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:
  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Politics

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 Almen English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

BSc in Business Administration & Service Management (SEM) English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

BSc in International Business - regular programme English is fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

BSc in International Business - Globe English is fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

If you have succesfully completed the course Statistics (7.5 ECTS-points), Social Science Methodology is covered.

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.

BSc in International Business - Global Supply Chain and Logistics English is fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

If you have succesfully completed the course Statistics (7.5 ECTS-points), Social Science Methodology is covered.

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.) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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 europæisk business (EB) English is fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Economics

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.

BSc in International Shipping and Trade - regular programme AND Global Supply Chain and Logistics English is fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management English is fulfilled

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

  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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 Markeds- og Kulturanalyse (MAK) English is fulfilled

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

  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

Bachelor degrees from other Danish institutions

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 TO BE FULFILLED SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED
SDU - BSc in European Studies English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 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.

SDU - HA Almen (Generel erhvervsøkonomi) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

SDU - Økonomi (bachelor), regardless of line English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

SDU - Statskundskab (bachelor) English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 10 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.

AU - BA i  Politik & Økonomi English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 10 ECTS-points in Business Administration

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2018 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 7,5 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.

AU - HA Almen/Economics and Business Administration English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

AU - Økonomi (bachelor) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

AU - Statskundskab (bachelor) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 12.5 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.

AU - Samfundsfag English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 12.5 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.

AAU - BSc i Politik og Administration English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 7.5 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.

AAU - Sprog og Internationale Studier, Engelsk/Language and International Studies English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 10 ECTS-points in Business Administration
  • 5 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology

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.

AAU - Økonomi (bachelor) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

AAU - HA Almen/Economics and Busines Administration English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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 in Social Sciences + Internationale Studier/International Studies (single subject) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 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.

RUC - Bachelor in Social Sciences + Politik & Administration (single subject) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 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.

RUC - Bachelor in Social Sciences + Internationale Studier/International Studies + Virksomhedsstudier/Business Studies English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Economics

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 in Social Sciences + Internationale Studier + Politik & Administration English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 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.

RUC - Bachelor in Social Sciences + Politik & Administration + Virksomhedsstudier English to be fulfilled

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

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Politics

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 - HA Almen/Business Administration single subject English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 10 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

Norway

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 TO BE FULFILLED SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED
Oslo University - Statsvitenskap (bachelor) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 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.

Oslo University - Internasjonale Studier (bachelor), specialisation "Samfunnsøkonomi" English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 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.

Oslo University - Samfunnsøkonomi (bachelor) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

University of Agder - Bachelor's programme in Political Science English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 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.

University of Agder - Bachelor's programme in Business Administration English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

NTNU - Bachelor in Social Science and Political Science/Statsvitenskap English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 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.

NTNU - Bachelorprogram i Politisk Økonomi English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 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.

 

Sweden

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 TO BE FULFILLED SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED
Lund University - Bachelor's programme in Political Sciences, Economics and Human Geography/Politices Kandidatprogram, SGPOL English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration
  • 15 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology

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.

If you have succesfully completed Företagsekonomi Grundkurs (30 ECTS-points), Business Administration is covered. If you have succesfully completed Statistik: Grundkurs (15 or 30 ECTS-points), Social Science Methodology is covered.

Lund University - Bachelor's programme in Economics/Ekonomie Kandidatprogram English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

Stockholm University - BA in International Business and Politics/Kandidatprogram i Internationell Företagsekonomi och Politik English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology

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.

Stockholm University - BA in Economics and Political Science/Poltiices Kandidatprogram i Nationalekonomi och Statsvetenskap English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 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.

Stockholm University - BA in Political Science with Public Policy and Administration/Kandidatprogram i Statsvetenskap med Offentlig Politik och Organisation English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Economics

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.

Stockholm University - BA in Philosophy, Economics and Politics/Kandidatprogram i filosofi, ekonomi och politik English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration
  • 15 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology

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.

Uppsala University - Bachelor programme in Political Science/Politices Kandidatprogram English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 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.

Iceland

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 FULFILLMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
University of Iceland - BA in Political Science (180 ECTS) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 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.

University of Iceland - BA in Political Science (120 ECTS) + minor in Economics (60 ECTS) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 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.

University of Iceland - BA in Economics, specialisation "Economics and Politics" English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration
  • 7 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

University of Iceland - BA in Economics, specialisation "Economics" or "Business Economics" English to be fulfilled

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

  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

University of Iceland - BA in Economics, specialisation "Finance Economics" English to be fulfilled

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

  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

University of Iceland - BA in Business Administration, specialisation "Management" English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 3 ECTS-points in  Economics
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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

University of Reykjavik - BA in Economics English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

Finland

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 FULFILLMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Åbo Akademi - Politices kandidat/Samhällsvetenskaper English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Politics
  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration

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

  • 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Politics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology
  • 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.

Courses completed as part of your specialisation/huvudämne may cover some of the above.

Åbo Akademi - Ekonomie kandidatexamen English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2017 or 2018 do not fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Economics
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics

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.

If you have succesfully completed the specialisation/huvudämne Nationalekonomi, Economics is covered.

 

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 and admission is competitive.

Only applicants fulfilling the entry requirements are considered qualified and will be considered in the selection process.

Applicants with a BSc in International Business & Politics or BSc in Business Administration and Sociology from Copenhagen Business School graduating the same year as applying are automatically qualified for and ensured admission.

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:

  • Broad and in-depth knowledge as well as grades within the academic areas constituting the specific entry requirements
  • Relevance of educational background at undergraduate level, including general grade level
  • Motivation given in personal statement*

*If you have a legal claim to MSc in International Business and Politics, you do not have to write a personal statement, but just upload a blank word document.

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