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)

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

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 2018 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
  • 15 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 (ASP)
 
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
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
English is fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at the regular programme, EngAGE or Global Supply Chain and Logistics 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)

Applicants enrolled at the GLOBE 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)
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 IVK - Europæiske Studier

 
English to be fulfilled
 
If the language studied was English, this fulfils the English requirement

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2012 or later 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)
  • 15 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
BA IVK - Amerikanske Studier
 
English to be fulfilled
 
If the language studied was English, this fulfils the English requirement

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2012 or later 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)
BA IMK
 

English to be fulfilled

If the language studied was English, this fulfils the English requirement

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2012 or earlier 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)
  • 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 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, this fulfils the English requirement

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2013 (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 Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2014 or 2015 (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)
HD 2. del
Please note that you do not hold a bachelor degree, therefore you  will be assessed as a dispensee.
 
English to be fulfilled
  • 7 in the HD 2. del thesis
  • 4.5 GPA from HD 2. del

as well as:

  • 15 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)
BSc in International Shipping and Trade 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 English is fulfilled

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

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Business Administration
  • 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 English is fulfilled

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

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics 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)
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 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)

AU - BA i Offentlig Politik & Økonomi

English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2015 or 2016 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, 2015 or 2016 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

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

AAU - Sprog og Internationale Studier/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:

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

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

English to be fulfilled

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

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics 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 2013, 2014 or 2015 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 2013, 2014 or 2015 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics 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 2013, 2014 or 2015 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

  • 2.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics 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 2013, 2014 or 2015 must fulfil the specific entry requirements listed below:

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

BACHELOR DEGREE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT TO BE FULFILLED SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED
Zeppelin University - Sociology, Politics & Economics/Bachelor in Soziologie, Politik und Ökonomie (SPE) English to be fulfilled

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

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Business Administration
  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Politics (e.g. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations, or the like)
WWU Münster - BA Politics and Economics/BA Politik und Wirtschaft English to be fulfilled Applicants enrolled in this programme in 2015 fulfil the specific entry requirements.
University of Passau - BA Governance and Public Policy/Staatswissenschaften 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
  • 15 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)

If you have succesfully completed at least 7.5 ECTS-points worth of courses within Schwerpunktmodulgruppe Politikwissenschaft, the specific entry requirement Politics is satisfied.

University of Cologne - BSc Social Sciences/Bachelor Sozialwissenschaften English to be fulfilled

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

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Business Administration
Italy

BACHELOR DEGREE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT TO BE FULFILLED SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED
Bocconi University - Economics and Social Sciences/Economia e scienze sociali (CLES) English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 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)
Netherlands

BACHELOR DEGREE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT TO BE FULFILLED SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED
University of Groningen - Bachelor in International Relations and International Organization 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
Maastricht University - BA European Studies English to be fulfilled

Applicants enrolled at this programme in 2015 or 2016 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 Business Administration and Political Science/Kandidatprogram i företagsekonomi och statsvetenskap English to be fulfilled

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

  • 7.5 ECTS-points in Micro Economics 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.

United Kingdom

BACHELOR DEGREE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT TO BE FULFILLED SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO BE FULFILLED
Queen Mary University of London - BA Politics with Business Management English is fulfilled

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

  • 15 ECTS-points in Social Science Methodology (e.g. philosophy of science, research design, applied methods, qualitative methods or quantitative methods, or the like)
University of Liverpool - BA Politics and International Business English is fulfilled

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

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