Bachelor | Business Administration | BA (Hons)

BA (Hons) Business Administration

De Montfort University and Niels Brock offer 3 specialisation streams (majors) of the British BA (Honours) Business Administration Degree programme to top-up Danish or international 2-year higher education degrees or diplomas. The 3 majors/streams are: Finance, Marketing, Strategy and Management. The chosen stream can be studied as a 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time course that will qualify for demanding international business careers and Masters programmes.

Formats and Formalities

The BA (Hons) Business Administration programme is a graduate level 6 course in accordance with Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ).

De Montfort University programmes and partnerships are quality assured by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

To comply with Danish regulations on the provision of Higher Education programmes aimed at international students, approval has been obtained from the Danish Evaluation Institute (EVA).

Please note

The DMU programmes offered at Niels Brock are regularly evaluated by The Danish Evaluation Institute (EVA). The EVA approvals have a validity of three years and have a direct impact on the issuing of student visas by the Danish Immigration Authorities. Student visas cannot be issued beyond the validity period of the EVA approvals.

Student visas may not cover the full period of study in the years where individual DMU programmes are being re-evaluated by EVA. Therefore, students must apply for a visa extension covering the period of study exceeding the current EVA approval.

Please note that the Danish Immigration Authorities will charge the standard processing fee for the visa extension and that family reunification visas will also have to be extended.

Niels Brock will provide all supplementary documentation free of charge, but does not fund any visa processing fees charged by the Danish Immigration Authorities.

Future EVA evaluations:

  • BA (Hons) Business Administration: June 2017
  • Graduate Certificate in International Business (pre-master): March 2018
  • MSc International Business and Management: April 2019

For further information regarding visa extensions, please visit New to Denmark or contact the Danish Immigration Authorities directly.


General class structure

All BA (Hons) Business Administration students are enrolled in two classes - Their Core Class (Day or Evening) and their Stream Class (Finance, Marketing or Strategy & Management).

Please note that all BA students will have at least one evening session per week, because all Stream Classes are taught during the evening. Furthermore, note that all BA students must attend Academic Workshop sessions during the week following induction.

Overall, there are six possible class constellations - two classes on each Stream:

  • Core modules are taught Thursdays at 13:00-16:15
  • Stream modules are taught Tuesdays at 17:00-20:30
  • Core modules are taught Mondays at 17:00-20:30
  • Stream modules are taught Tuesdays at 17:00-20:30
  • Core modules are taught Thursdays at 13:00-16:15
  • Stream modules are taught Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 17:00-20:30
  • Core modules are taught Mondays at 17:00-20:30
  • Stream modules are taught Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 17:00-20:30
  • Core modules are taught Thursdays at 13:00-16:15
  • Stream modules are taught Thursdays at 17:00-20:30
  • Core modules are taught Mondays at 17:00-20:30
  • Stream modules are taught Thursdays at 17:00-20:30



Please note that the outlines above are simplified versions of the current timetables and that changes may occur. Current students should always consult their personalised electronic timetable in UMS.

Part-time students

If you study the programme part-time over 2 years, you will study the core modules during your first year and the stream modules during your second year.


Mandatory core books and texts are included in the fee and will be delivered to you during induction before the course begins. Additional literature may appear from the module guides you will receive at the beginning of your course.


Jobs and Master's

All three streams are designed for Danish and international business students and company staff who share the ambition of developing their career to meet the requirements of international companies in the 21st century.

The course will provide you with key qualifications for financial / marketing and managerial posts at home and abroad. Through case studies based on business practice you will acquire qualifications that are vital to the business manager of tomorrow.

Upon the successful completion of the programme you will be awarded the internationally approved Bachelor degree issued by De Montfort University. With its main focus on international marketing / finance and corporate management the degree will provide enhanced commercial competence and lay the foundation for an international career. Graduates are well equipped for a career path which can take them to the higher levels of corporate decision-making.

Upon successful completion of the BA (Hons) Business Administration programme, students with an average of 50% or higher are  guaranteed a place on the De Montfort University MSc International Business and Managementprogramme.

De Montfort University and Niels Brock attach great importance to establishing close links to companies in business and industry.

A high percentage of BA students combine their studies with work experience. Many students are employees of several years standing who join the programme to top up their business skills with additional international management learning, as well as interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study/management experience.

Application and Admission

Application deadlines

September 2017 start

Application deadlines for students
1st semester fee to be paid before

International students applying for a Danish residence permit from their home countries
Deadline 1:March 15, 2017
May 15, 2017
Deadline 2: April 18, 2017 *
International students applying for a Danish residence permit from Denmark and Danish/EU citizensJuly 3, 2017August 1, 2017

* Programme places are limited, so please apply as soon as possible in order to secure a place.


 Early registration is recommended. International students living abroad should be aware of the extra time required for obtaining a visa/residence permit - in many cases 3 months or more. For information on visa application procedures, please contact the nearest Danish Embassy or Consulate.


Admission Requirements

  • Danish AP Degree in Financial Management, or 
  • Danish AP Degree in Marketing Management, or 
  • Equivalent Danish or overseas qualifications, and
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Passport (must be valid for the duration of your studies)


Admission procedure

The online application form should be submitted in accordance with the deadlines above. Early booking is recommended.

Admission decisions will be announced no later than 2 weeks after the application deadline.

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.

If the applicant is accepted into the programme, a Letter of Acceptance including payment details will be sent to the email address provided in the application form.

Within one week of having received the payment, Niels Brock will send a signed ST1 residence permit application form by email, allowing the applicant to begin the visa application process. Part-time students will not receive an ST1 form.


Application forms

We only accept online applications. Please be very careful to click the link that matches your intended intake and duration of studies. Also, note that you can only study part-time if you are a Danish/EU citizen or have obtained permanent residency in Denmark.

DMU BA, September 2018 intake, full-time

DMU BA, September 2018 intake, part-time (Danish/EU citizens and permanent residency holders ONLY)


Further information

For further information regarding application and admission, please contact our admission team by email,

Prices and Payment

The full tuition fee for 2016-2017 is: DKK 84,000/EUR 11,400
The full tuition fee for 2017-2018 is DKK: 90,000/EUR 12,200

You may download the price list and payment information below for a full overview of instalments, refunds, additional fees, payment deadlines etc.

Please note that prices and deadlines may vary between different intakes.

Scholarship (2017 intake)

The De Montfort University BA (Hons) Programme offers a special partial reduction of the second semester tuition fee – normally to a maximum amount of DKK 10,000 - to self-funded BA students.

The BA scholarship serves a valuable purpose: the recognition of merit and achievement. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit, potential for leadership and exemplary service and character. The goal of the selection process is to identify students who demonstrate high academic achievement and leadership, as well as those with unusual aptitudes, uncommon talents and special gifts of creativity or entrepreneurial insight. Financial need is not a consideration.

To be eligible for a BA scholarship, candidates must:

  • Have an excellent attendance record.
  • Have – as a minimum - received pass marks in all coursework assignments and exams at the time of application. Furthermore, high marks will be emphasised
  • Be free of APO cases.

How to apply

Scholarship applicants should submit a personal, relevant and well articulated application (max.1 A4 page). The application should include a description of the achievements and initiatives taken during the first part of the BA programme and should elaborate on the applicant’s success within the selection criteria.

This should be sent to

The Scholarship Selection Committee will evaluate candidates on the following three criteria: scholarship, leadership and service and character. Besides, the Selection Committee will consider demonstrated achievement, as well as evidence of future potential.

1. Scholarship

  • Desire to master subjects and seek learning experiences outside the classroom.
  • Have excellent academic standing and strong test scores.
  • Show curiosity and a willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrate originality and innovation.

2. Leadership

  • Assume formal leadership roles such as student representative OR show exceptional leadership skills in class.
  • Committed to excellence.
  • Influence and support others.
  • Take risks and pursue new and original ideas.

3. Service and Character

  • Show concern for others by identifying needs and working to solve them.
  • Improve student life for those around them.
  • Set positive examples for others and function as a role model.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, honesty and conscientiousness.
  • Initiate and/or partake in social events.

Scholarship application deadline

December 15, 2017 (only eligible for September 2017 intake)

What next

Scholarship applications will be screened and assessed by the BA Scholarship Committee in consultation with the Undergraduate Faculty. Applicants will be informed of the outcome within a month of the submission deadline. If a scholarship fee reduction is granted, it will administratively be deducted from your second semester fee. Please note that in case you later need an emergency payment plan in order to pay your remaining fee, your scholarship fee reduction will be annulled.

Practical information

Student and Residence Permit (student visa)

Before arriving in Denmark, all non-EU citizens must apply for a Danish residence permit. Please note that this can be a long process (usually over 3 months), so apply well in advance. Within one week of receipt of your first semester fee, the DMU Programmes Office will send you our 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


CPR number

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


IT, internet and student cards

As a students at the DMU programmes 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

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the start of the next course?

The next BA course begins mid-September 2017. The induction week is planned to commence on September 18, 2017, followed by the study start on September 25, 2017.

What is the admission procedure?

The online application form should be submitted by the deadlines provided in the Application and Admission section. As interest is high, early booking is recommended. Admission decisions are typically made within 10 to 12 weeks after all the application materials have been received. If the applicant is accepted into the programme, a Letter of Acceptance including payment details will be sent to the email address provided in the application form. Within one week of having received the payment, Niels Brock will send a signed ST1 residence permit application form by email, allowing the applicant to begin the visa application process. For more information, visit our Application and Admission section.

How much does it cost?

Please visit our Prices and Payment section.

Can I get a scholarship?

International students have the possibility to apply for scholarships to reduce their second semester fee. For more information, visit our scholarship sections above.

When are lessons held?


Day Class

Evening Class

Finance Stream

Thursdays 13:00-16:15 (Core modules)
Tuesdays 17:00-20:30 (Stream modules)

Mondays 17:00-20:30 (Core modules)
Tuesdays 17:00-20:30 (Stream modules)

Marketing StreamThursdays 13:00-16:15 (Core modules)
Wednesdays 17:00-20:30 (Stream modules)

Mondays 17:00-20:30 (Core modules)
Tuesdays or Wednesdays 17:00-20:30 (Stream modules)

Strategy &

Thursdays 13:00-16:15 (Core modules)
Thursdays 17:00-20:30 (Stream modules)

Mondays 17:00-20:30 (Core modules)
Thursdays 17:00-20:30 (Stream modules)

For more information, visit our Timetable page.

Who are the tutors?

Tutors are English-speaking Niels Brock professional Higher Education lecturers and instructors from Danish and international business and industry, all approved by De Montfort University. For more information, visit our Academic Staff section.

How is the instruction organised?

Instruction is based on a combination of lectures, workshops and cases reflecting academic models and international business practice.

Is attendance obligatory?

Yes. Attendance is obligatory and will be monitored closely. In case of long-term absence (more than three consecutive days), students must contact the Programme Manager. You may download the standard procedure for absence registration here.

How many exams are held?

Student performance is assessed on a combination of module coursework and end-of-module exams. Most exams consist of a 2 or 3 hour closed-book written test.

Where and when is graduation?

A formal British university ceremony will be held in the presence of representatives of De Montfort University and honoured guests in Copenhagen. The next graduation ceremony will take place on 25 August 2017.

What further opportunities does the BA degree offer?

The course provides key qualifications for finance/marketing and managerial posts in international business as well as a range of international Master degree programmes, including the De Montfort University MSc International Business and Management programme offered by Niels Brock in Copenhagen. For more information, visit our Jobs and Master's section.

What is Niels Brock's policy on religious affiliation?

Niels Brock is based on secular and democratic values. This means that behavior and attire, which includes religious and undemocratic messages, are not accepted.This includes attire that covers whole or part of the face. This would not be compatible with the school principles for the implementation of education.


DMU Administration (Niels Brock International)

Front Office (reception ground floor)
Nørre Voldgade 34
DK-1358 Copenhagen K

Phone: + 45 33 41 91 00

OPENING HOURS: Mon.-Thur.: 08:00-16:00 & Fri.: 08:00-15:00

OPENING HOURS in July: Mon. - Fri.: 08:00-14:00

Admission Officer

Annelie Zuber

Phone: +45 33 41 94 54

Mon-Tues: 8:00-16:00
Wed-Fri: 8:00-15:00
Closed for lunch: 12:30-13:00


Lars Askholm
Dean, Niels Brock International
Phone: +45 33 41 94 52

By appointment

Charlotte Forsberg
Programme Manager, MSc International Business and Management
Phone: +45 33 41 94 24

By appointment

Kathrine Lassen
Programme Manager, BA (Hons) Business Administration
Phone: + 45 33 41 93 95

By appointment

Raquel López
Programme Manager, Graduate Certificate in International Business
Student counsellor

By appointment

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Alumni Information


Welcome to DMU-NBI Graduate Club Copenhagen, the Niels Brock International branch of De Montfort University Alumni Association.

The DMU-NBI Graduate Club is the Alumni Association for graduates and staff of the De Montfort University programmes at Niels Brock International, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The main objectives of the Graduate Club include:

  • Networking among graduates
  • Maintaining and developing contacts and friendship
  • Exchanging career information, etc.

During your studies you will have gained valuable knowledge, skills and competences and will have shared many unique sets of learning and experience. These shared moments can form the basis of a lifetime relationship between our students, staff and institutions.

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