American BSc in Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


  • Leads to a recognized US diploma in Business Administration
  • Gives you the skills you need for tomorrow’s jobs
  • Is strongly career-oriented
  • Provides close contact between teachers and students
  • Applies Danish pedagogical methods
  • Is delivered in Copenhagen with easy access to public transportation, libraries etc.
  • Offers an attractive and very safe urban setting

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The Niels Brock American BSc in Business Administration is career-oriented and based on strong ties to trade and industry and to the international market place.

We combine business education with a broad-based liberal arts foundation to provide students with the skills and expertise necessary to advance in today's dynamic business environment. The program emphasizes global perspectives, fosters a sense of social responsibility, and develops leadership skills – all while offering the student flexibility to pursue their individual interests.

Students have the option of choosing a concentration in the final 2 years in either finance, marketing, or hospitality managment.


Finance Concentration

The purpose of the Finance Concentration is to educate graduates who can understand practice and are able to apply theories and methodologies within international business and finance and who can perform advisory and administrative functions including customer-oriented tasks in the specific financial market place as well as in the finance departments of enterprises.

Marketing Concentration

The purpose of the Marketing Concentration is to educate graduates who can understand practice and are able to apply theories and methodologies within international business and marketing and who can independently and professionally perform duties related to international business and marketing in the international market place.

Hospitality Management Concentration

The purpose of the Hospitality Management Concentration is to educate graduates who can understand practices, apply theories and methodologies within international business and hospitality management, and perform advisory and administrative functions including customer-oriented tasks in specific hospitality markets, as well as larger hospitality and tourism enterprises in general.

For more information on our program, click on the tabs in this section.

Program Structure

The program consists of:

  • Core business and general education subjects which are mainly studied  during the first two years
  • A Finance, Marketing or Hospitality Management concentration, in combination with electives, comprises the bulk of a student’s third and fourth year

Please note that strong elements of practice are embedded in all business-related courses.

Prior to commencing their concentration, students must:

  • Successfully pass the first two years, or
  • Meet Niels Brock BSc credit transfer requirements

Download the Program Structure sheet (pdf format).


Our Business Administration students may choose a concentration in either Finance or Marketing, when they have completed their core curriculum.  For more information, see our Program Structure tab.  A full description of all courses, including the general education course work can be found in our Catalog.

Finance Concentration:

Marketing Concentration:

Hospitality Management Concentration:

  • Financial Products and Services
  • Financial Modeling
  • Counseling and Sales
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Econometric Modeling
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Experience Economy
  • Business to Business Marketing 
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Developing the Sales Base 
  • Innovation 
  • Marketing Instruments
  • Buying Behavior
  • Hospitality Industry Environment
  • Kitchen Operations 
  • Food & Beverage Operations
  • Food Cost Control & Management
  • Rooms Division Operations
  • Catering Operations & Management
  • World Wine Vintages




We offer two types of scholarships, a Diversity Scholarship for those students applying to Niels Brock and an Academic Scholarship for active students who have completed a minimum of 1 full semester at Niels Brock.

Please click the links below for more information and the applications.

Diversity Scholarship - Fall 2018 Intake

Academic Scholarships

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Admission Requirements:

* High school diploma or equivalent. Foreign transcripts will be assessed by the Niels Brock enrollment officers with the assistance of approved credit evaluation service agencies.

* Minimum of 250 hours in high school level Mathematics or Business Economics. Please have your previous education institution(s) complete the verification form.

* Essay (max 250 words). Please answer in your essay: Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates how your presence as an active member of our student body would add diversity to the college community. Or describe an encounter you have had that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.

* ACT/SAT Test Results (optional)

* English Proficiency exam results. Applicants that come from countries with English as an official language and the language of instruction in higher education are exempt. Please refer to the following list to see if you are exempt. 

NOTE: Test results cannot be more than 2 years old.



IELTS Academic Test

6.0 (with min. 6.0 in each band)

TOEFL (internet-based test)


TOEFL (paper-based test)


PTE Academic 50-58

SAT Critical Reading section or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing


ACT English section


Cambridge English Certificate

Minimum level C1

British Ordinary Level English Language Exam (GCE/GCSE/IGCSE)

Grade A or B in First Language English


Transfer of Credits

Transfer of credits may be given to students who have already completed equivalent courses prior to starting the BSc program. Such courses will be assessed individually by the Niels Brock enrollment officers/academic advisers. Successfully completed Niels Brock BSc coursework taken at one of our campuses abroad transfers automatically.


All applicants must submit to the Admissions Office:

1.      Application for admission (See 'Application' tab below)

2.      Official high school transcripts and diploma translated into English*

3.      Verification form confirming Mathematics and Business Economics background

4.      English proficiency test results or letter stating why you are exempt

5.      Essay (max. 250 words). Please answer in your essay: Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates how your presence as an active member of our student body would add diversity to the college community. Or describe an encounter you have had that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.


6.       ACT/SAT test results (or regional/national standardized test from home country, please inquire to which test are accepted)

*Official transcript from each institution attended. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide an official literal English translation of their official school records



Non-EU Applicants

May 1st

EU Applicants

June 1st

Please note that we will only accept approx. 125 students to the program so you should apply as soon as possible.

Admission decisions are typically made within 8 to 12 weeks after all the application materials have been received. NOTE: Once an applicant has been accepted into the program, the 1st tuition payment needs to be made within 2 weeks of receiving the Letter of Acceptance and Student Contract.

Once we have received the 1st tuition payment, ST1 forms, which are necessary in order to gain a student residence permit in Denmark, will be issued to the accepted student. 

The expected start date for the Fall 2018 orientation is August 15, 2018

Student Contract, September (Fall) 2017.

Student Contract, January (Spring) 2017.

Prices and Payment

Prices and conditions applying to students admitted to the Niels Brock BSc in Business Administration, with a study start of Fall 2018.

The tuition fee per year is DKK 87,000/EUR 11,600. This fee applies to all nationalities. Upon acceptance into the program, the 1st tuition payment is due prior to being officially admitted into the program.

Applicants who have paid the 1st tuition payment, but fail to be granted a student residence permit for Denmark will receive a refund, less an administration fee of DKK 2,000.

The tuition fee will not be refunded in case the student withdraws for other reasons than the above. Books are included in the fee but students must bring their own computer.

Fall 2018


Tuition Fee EUR                  Tuition Fee DKK                 
First YearEUR 11,600DKK 87,000
Second YearEUR 11,600DKK 87,000
Third YearEUR 11,600DKK 87,000
Fourth YearEUR 11,600DKK 87,000
TOTAL:EUR 46,400*DKK 348,000
*approx. based on current exchange rate (9/2016)



Academic Calendar


Spring semester (January)

For the spring semester, all courses will commence in week 5. All exams for the spring semester will take place from week 22.

Fall semester (August)

In the fall semester, courses will commence mid-August and finish early December after which the students will attend their final exams. The detailed plan will be decided upon in cooperation between the program management and faculty.

Advisory Board

In connection with the development and sustainability of the American Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Niels Brock has established an Advisory Board. The idea behind such a Board is to give stakeholders a voice in the continued development of the BSc.

In order to ensure a relevant educational program that meets the demands for a BSc, Niels Brock wishes to be challenged, assessed and inspired by relevant experts and stakeholders during the design and development of the BSc as well as during the delivery of the program.

Another important reason for setting up an Advisory Board is to ensure an ongoing dialogue with representatives of employers, as well as with academia.

Niels Brock considers the below to be the main tasks for the Advisory Board:

  • To contribute with future visions as to labor market developments and point to changes in competence requirements for current and future graduates
  • To contribute with recommendations for the overall contents of the program within the given framework
    The advisory board will typically meet once per semester.

List of advisory board members:

Knud-Henning Andersen 

Freelance Consultant, former Vice-President of the Danish Bankers' Association

Martin Hagen Ødum

Partner & Director Hertz & Ødum A/S

Michael Vig Larsen

Produktchef Fullrate

Ernst Lykke Nielsen

Administrative Director at Bording Data A/S

Jane Isbach

Salgs- og marketingchef, Mandag Morgen

Simon Holmen Reventlow Clemmensen

Specialkonsulent, AAU-Cph

Birgitte Faber

Head of communication, Copenhagen University Law faculty

Practical Information


Before arriving in Denmark, all non-EU citizens must apply for a Danish residence permit. Please note that this can be a long process (expect it to be a least 3 months), so apply well in advance. Within one week of receipt of your first semester fee, you will be sent an institutionally signed ST1 Residence Permit application form, which you will need for your application. 

You may find additional information about application requirements and the application process at New to Denmark - the official portal for foreigners.



Download information about accommodation in Copenhagen

In addition to the resources listed in the document above, you can also use Housing Anywhere as a source to find rental housing.



When you arrive in Denmark, you need to register your Danish address with the municipality in order to get a Danish social security number (CPR number) and a yellow health card. According to Danish Law you have to do this within 5 days of your arrival in Denmark.

You use your CPR number for most official purposes, such as dealing with public or health authorities, opening a bank account or mobile phone account and using the public libraries. Once you have registered, you will be entitled to free emergency medical treatment at your general practitioner and in public hospitals.

You can find additional information about CPR number registration and requirements at International House Copenhagen.

You can register for a CPR number at 
International Citizen Service East
Address: Gyldenløvesgade 11, 1600 Copenhagen



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Jobs and Further Education

Emphasizing a generalist and career-oriented approach to management education, the BSc program trains students to become well-rounded employees and middle managers who can analyze problems and propose workable solutions.

As to further education, students who successfully complete our BSc will be given direct access to the Master of Science in Business Administration delivered at Niels Brock in Copenhagen and the same Master program delivered at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.

Graduates may also apply to one of the many Master programs within business studies offered at other Danish and foreign universities.

Enrolment will depend on the specific enrolment requirements of the receiving university in question.

Application Form

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  • Office address:
    Niels Brock International
    Nørre Voldgade 34, room T-408
    1358 Copenhagen K

  • See Receptionist on the ground floor for further directions to your appointment.