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Specific requirements from September 1, 2015

The Study Progress Reform, which entered into force on February 1, 2015 may have resulted in some changes, which may be of importance for you who want to apply for access to MSc in Economics and Business Administration.

Below you can read more about the changes for access to MSc in Economic and Business Administration, as well as the criteria for the restriction on entry.

Access and Admission

General rule

  • It is only possible to get admitted to MSc. in Economics and Business Administration if you have successfully completed your bachelor's or professional bachelor degree, and your degree is included as a part of the curriculum for the master programme with the qualifying undergraduate programmes for admission. You can find the Annex to the Curriculum for MSc in Economics and Business Administration concerning qualifying bachelor degrees on the right handside of this page.
  • In a temporary period until August 31, 2016 it is possible to supplement your Bachelor or professional Bachelor's degree program with extra subjects. The courses and subjects can be taken before admission under "tompladsordning" to meet the admission requirements to the Master’s degree programme.
  • After the above time period it is no longer possible to complete your bachelor's or professional bachelor degree with extra supplementary activities before admission e.g. in form of single supplementary courses taken before admission under “tompladsordning”. The admission requirements for specific subjects areas must then be met as part of your Bachelor's degree, e.g. taken as electives during your Bachelor programme.

In specific cases

  • The University may in special circumstances require that you have to take supplementary activities with a few important subjects areas when you are admitted to the MSc. in Economics and Business Administration. The additional requirements may not exceed a maximum of 15 ECTS, and the supplementary activities must run in parallel with your normal courses at the Master degree´s first semester. The supplementary activities may possibly be followed as a summer course.
  • The specific requirements may be in the form of tests that can tell if you are familiar with the subject area and can pass an exam.

Study Progress Reform

As a consequence of the study progress reform, there is no longer possibility to supplement a bachelor degree with additional courses before admission to a master programme.. The below summarizes the the consequences that may be relevant for access to the MSc in Economics and Business Administration programme.

Be aware that the practical implementation of the Study Progress Reform has not yet been fully completed.

  • You can see the bachelor and professional bachelor degree programmes that give access admission to MSc in Economics and Business administration on the right handside of this page.
  • Your bachelor or professional bachelor degree must include at least 75 ECTS within economics and business administration. In case of lack of sufficient breath and/or depth within certain subject areas, supplementary activities may be undertaken in connection to study start. The requirements for specific content in the bachelor degree  is evidenced by the curriculum. You can see the specific requirements for your bachelor degree in the annex to the curriculum.
  • If your bachelor or professional bachelor degree qualifies under specific conditions, it is be your responsibility to ensure that these conditions are met as specified in the annex. If we specify a requirement concerning a subject area (e.g. finance, marketing, accounting), you typically are required to fulfill the requirement through your bachelor degree, possibly by selecting specific subjects or electives. If this is not possible, supplementary activities after admission may be possible in special cases.
  • The legislation stipulates that additional supplementary activities after admission may be of a maximum of 15 ECTS. If the
    supplementary activities contain teaching, you are typically required to take the courses along with the courses that form the first semester of your master programme. The supplementary courses must be passed at the end of the first semester at the latest and you must participate in all exams in connection to the courses placed at the first semester of the master programme.
  • The university is free to choose if and in what extent supplementary activities will be offered. There is therefore no guarantee that you will be admitted if you lack 15 ECTS or less. On the web page explaining need for supplementary courses, you can find a list of the supplementary activities (courses with test or solely tests), which are offered  at SDU on each campus in fall and spring semesters respectively. Notice that the offers of supplementary activities after admission may differ in the fall and spring semesters and on the campuses, and that not all of our "required subject areas" are on offering a given semester.
  • If you are required to pass supplementary activities after admission as indicated in the curriculum, these activities will be available free of charge.
  • We do not guarantee that it will be possible for you to take a specific supplementary course during the first semester of your master programme. Therefore, we recommend that you fulfill the entry requirements, during your undergraduate programme.
  • The curriculum for the MSc programme in economics and business administration stipulates that you have 2 attempts to pass an exam in a supplementary course or a required tests The exams will be offered in January / February (for supplementary activities followed alongside a 1st semester starting September 1) or in June (for supplementary activities followed alongside a 1st semester, starting 1 February).
  • Admission to MSc programme in Economics and Business Administration is possible with qualifying bachelor degrees as mentioned in the annex to the curriculum. The list is formed from bachelor and professional bachelor programmes that have been assessed for qualification at this point in time. Other bachelor or professional bachelor degrees may possibly fulfil the admission requirements but will have to be evaluated first.
  • There is a transitional period, which last until 31 August 2016, where it will be possible to take supplementary activity after a completed Bachelor program in order to meet the admission requirements for a Master’s degree programme.The last time this will be possible is for the intake for study start September 2016.

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