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

Admission

 

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 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 the academic areas listed below are covered. Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish if the following specific entry requirements are met:

7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics

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)

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

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).

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 motivational essay*

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

Motivational essay:
A motivational essay must be personal and specific, and it must prove that you are well-informed and that you have put a lot of thought into your choice of education. It should also explain your purpose and motivation for choosing this particular programme. You may want to consider the following when writing your motivational essay:

  • Reasoning your motivation for choosing the programme
  • Explaining exactly why this particular programme is the right one for you
  • Elaborating on what you can contribute to the programme and why
  • Highlighting any extra-curricular activities/pro bono work that you believe to be especially relevant

Your motivational essay may not exceed two A4 pages and must be written in English.

Do you already have a master's degree?
Whether or not you have a Danish Master’s degree will also be considered during the selection process and will be a disadvantage in the overall assessment. Applicants with a completed Danish Master’s degree are only allowed to enrol in a new degree programme in certain circumstances (See “rules and exemptions” under "Your Application"), and this aspect of your academic background can be disadvantageous, even if you are one of the exceptions to the rule.

 

STATISTICS ON ADMISSION

When applying, our statistics on admission may give you an idea of your chances of being accepted to a certain programme/concentration.

See our statistics on admission
 

Standard Assessments

The following standard assessments will be used for the 2019 admission year.

Please note that our standard 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 choose electives or supplementary courses so as to cover 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 standard assessment.

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

Fulfillment of the entry requirements does not guarantee admission at the programme.

CBS Bachelor Degrees

BACHELOR DEGREE
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT TO BE FULFILLED
SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED
HA(fil.)
English to be fulfilled
  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
BSc in Business, Language & Culture (BLC)
 
English is fulfilled
 
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
BSc in Business, Asian Language & Culture - International Business in Asia (IBA)
 
English is fulfilled
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
HA Almen
English to be fulfilled
  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
HA(jur.)
English to be fulfilled
  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
BSc in Business Administration & Service Management (SEM)
English is fulfilled
  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
BSc in International Business - regular programme
English is fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2012 or later must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
BSc in International Business - Globe
English is fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2012 or later must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
BSc in International Business - Global Supply Chain and Logistics English is fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2015 or later must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
HA(kom.)
English to be fulfilled
  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
HA(psyk.)
English to be fulfilled
  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
BA IMK
 

English to be fulfilled

If the language studied was English, the English language requirement is fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2013 or later must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
HA PRO English to be fulfilled
  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
BA i europæisk business (EB)

 

English to be fulfilled

If the language studied was English, the English language requirement is fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2013 or 2014 (regardless of language focus) must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology (e.g. philosophy of science, research design, applied methods, qualitative methods or quantitative methods, or the like)
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2015 or later (regardless of language focus) must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology (e.g. philosophy of science, research design, applied methods, qualitative methods or quantitative methods, or the like)
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
BSc in International Shipping and Trade - regular programme AND Global Supply Chain and Logistics English is fulfilled
  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
 BA i Engelsk og Organisationskommunikation (EOK) English is fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme from in 2014 or later must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in 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)
BA in Information Management (IM) English is fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme between 2012 and 2015 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology (e.g. philosophy of science, research design, applied methods, qualitative methods or quantitative methods, or the like)
  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2016 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 22.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
Bachelor degrees from other Danish institutions

BACHELOR DEGREE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT TO BE FULFILLED

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED

SDU - BSc in European Studies

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at the Business track in 2014, 2015 or 2016 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 7,5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)

Applicants enrolled at the Culture & Politics track in 2014, 2015 or 2016 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology (e.g. philosophy of science, research design, applied methods, qualitative methods or quantitative methods, or the like)

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

  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration

AU - BA i Offentlig Politik & Økonomi

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2015 or later must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 10 ECTS-points in Business Administration

AAU - BSc i Politik og Administration

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2013, 2014 or 2015 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 10 ECTS-points in Business Administration

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2016 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Business Administration

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

  • 5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Business Administration

AAU - Sprog og Internationale Studier, Engelsk/Language and International Studies

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2014 or 2015 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 10 ECTS-points in Business Administration

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2016, 2017 or 2018 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 10 ECTS-points in Business Administration
  • 10 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology (e.g. philosophy of science, research design, applied methods, qualitative methods or quantitative methods, or the like)

RUC - Samfundsvidenskabelig bachelor/Bachelor in Social Sciences - Internationale Studier/International Studies (single subject)

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2014 or later must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration

RUC - Samfundsvidenskabelig bachelor - Politik & Administration (single subject)

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2014 or later must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration

RUC - Samfundsvidenskabelig bachelor/Bachelor in Social Sciences - Internationale Studier/International Studies + Virksomhedsstudier/Business Studies

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2014 or later must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)

RUC - Samfundsvidenskabelig bachelor - Internationale Studier + Politik & Administration

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2014 or later must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration

RUC - Samfundsvidenskabelig bachelor - Politik & Administration + Virksomhedsstudier

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2014 or later must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
Norway

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

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

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration
University of Agder - Bachelor's programme in Political Science English to be fulfilled

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

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 5 ECTS-points in Business Administration
NTNU - Bachelor in Political Science English to be fulfilled

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

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration
NTNU - Bachelorprogram i Politisk Økonomi English to be fulfilled

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

  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration
Sweden

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 English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2015 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration

If you have succesfully completed Företagsekonomi Grundkursus (30 ECTS-points), the specific entry requirement Business Administration is satisfied.

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

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

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology (e.g. philosophy of science, research design, applied methods, qualitative methods or quantitative methods, or the like)

If you have succesfully completed Political Science III (30 ECTS-points), the specific entry requirement Social Science Methodology is satisfied.

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

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

  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration
  • 15 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology (e.g. philosophy of science, research design, applied methods, qualitative methods or quantitative methods, or the like)
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 at this programme must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
Uppsala University - Bachelor programme in Political Science/Politices Kandidatprogram English to be fulfilled

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

  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration
Iceland

BACHELOR DEGREE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT TO BE FULFILLED SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED
University of Iceland - BA in Political Science English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2016 or later must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 4.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics and/or Macro Economics
  • 15 ECTS-points in Business Administration