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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.
In many ways this program may be compared to the professional bachelor’s degrees offered in Denmark and abroad, however with a broad general education and business economics base and contrary to the normal Danish professional bachelor’s degrees there are no obligatory periods of work placement/internships in the program.
However, it is recommended to perform the final-semester course called “Independent Study” in cooperation with an enterprise. Likewise, all business-related courses have practice-oriented elements.
We thus 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.
The 4-year American BSc in Business Administration is a broad career-oriented international business economics program based on strong ties to the international market place – with the option of choosing a concentration in the final 2 years in either finance or marketing.
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.
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.
WHY CHOOSE AN AMERICAN BACHELOR DEGREE IN COPENHAGEN?
APPLICATIONS FOR THE JANUARY 2018 COHORT ARE NOW OPEN AS OF MAY 1ST
For more information on our program, click on the tabs in this section.
The program consists of:
Please note that strong elements of practice are embedded in all business-related courses.
Prior to commencing their concentration in Finance or Marketing, students must:
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.
Please find a brief description of the courses of the American BSc program here.
* 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)
* ACT/SAT Test Results (optional)
* English Proficiency exam results. Native speakers of English are exempt. This only includes applicants from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland or Ireland.
NOTE: Test results cannot be more than 2 years old.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
6.5 ( w/6.0 or higher in each band)
TOEFL (internet-based test)
TOEFL (paper-based test)
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 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
5. Essay (max. 250 words). Please answer the following question in your essay: What does it mean to you to be a "global citizen" and how does your academic, work and life experiences contribute to your role as a "global citizen"?
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
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 1 month of receiving the Letter of Acceptance and Student Contract.
Once we have received the 1st tuition payment and the application deadline has ended, ST1 forms, necessary in order to gain a residence permit in Denmark, will be issued to all accepted students.
The expected start date for the January 2018 cohort is January 22, 2018
Prices and conditions applying to students admitted to the Niels Brock BSc in Business Administration, with a study start of January 2018.
The tuition fee per year is DKK 87,000/EUR 11,600. This fee applies to all nationalities.
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.
|Tuition Fee EUR||Tuition Fee DKK|
|First Year||EUR 11,600||DKK 87,000|
|Second Year||EUR 11,600||DKK 87,000|
|Third Year||EUR 11,600||DKK 87,000|
|Fourth Year||EUR 11,600||DKK 87,000|
|TOTAL:||EUR 46,400*||DKK 348,000|
|*approx. based on current exchange rate (9/2016)|
For the spring semester, all courses will commence in week 6. All exams for the spring semester will take place from week 22.
In the fall semester, courses will commence mid-September 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.
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.
Freelance Consultant, former Vice-President of the Danish Bankers' Association
Martin Hagen Ødum
Partner & Director Hertz & Ødum A/S
Michael Vig Larsen
Ernst Lykke Nielsen
Administrative Director at Bording Data A/S
Salgs- og marketingchef, Mandag Morgen
Simon Holmen Reventlow Clemmensen
Head of communication, Copenhagen University Law faculty
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.
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.
As a students at Niels Brock, you will use a variety of IT platforms. You can find further information about these platforms, printing, wi-fi and student cards here
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.