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A 1-year course preparing you for admission to the MSc International Business and Management programme.
De Montfort University and Niels Brock are expanding our programme portfolio in Copenhagen by introducing a 1-year course preparing Danish and international students for our MSc International Business and Management programme.
Study starts in January and September.
The Graduate Certificate in International Business (Pre-Master) programme is the latest addition to the programme portfolio of De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, to also be offered at the international department of Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College. Niels Brock has been delivering De Montfort University BA/BSc (Hons) undergraduate programmes in Denmark since 1998 and the MSc International Business and Management programme was successfully introduced in Copenhagen in 2011.
The Graduate Certificate in International Business is exclusively aimed at students who wish to qualify for admission to the MSc International Business and Management degree programme offered at Niels Brock in Copenhagen and De Montfort University in Leicester. The programme is particularly designed for students who need to strengthen their business and/or language competences. It has a double mission: To function as a conversion course for students with a previous business related background and to act as a stepping stone for students who need to strengthen their academic or linguistic qualifications.
The GCIB programme is fully taught in English by experienced Niels Brock international faculty.
The Graduate Certificate in International Business (Pre-Master) programme is a graduate level 6 course in accordance with Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ).
The programme is a British 2-semester university graduate certificate course of 120 UK credits, equivalent to 60 ECTS. It is exclusively designed for students seeking admission to the MSc International Business and Management degree programme offered by De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, and by De Montfort University and Niels Brock in Copenhagen, Denmark. Similar Graduate Certificate programmes are offered at other British universities.
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 State Evaluation Institute Danmarks Evalueringsinstitut (EVA).
At the request of Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College, The MSc International Business and Management degree, offered at Niels Brock, has been evaluated by the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE, 教育部留学服务中心). CSCSE is currently not able to grant an authentication in full for the MSc Programme offered at Niels Brock but has agreed to supply MSc graduates and potential employers with supplementary information regarding the authentication as a valid alternative. Please contact CSCSE directly for further information and assistance.
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:
You can find the current Programme Handbooks here. New editions are issued for every study start.
All 1st semester GCIB students will attend classes 5 days per week, attending either morning or afternoon classes according to their class registration.
All 2nd semester GCIB students will attend classes 4 days per week, attending either morning or afternoon classes according to their class registration.
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.
Mandatory core books and texts are included in the fee and will be delivered to you at induction before the course begins. Additional literature may appear from the module guides you will receive at the beginning of your course.
A pass mark of 40% is required in each module.
Students who do not satisfy the minimum award criteria are entitled to re-sit failed modules (<40%) totalling 60 UK credits
Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in International Business, students with an average of 50% or higher are guaranteed a place on one of the following De Montfort University Master´s programmes:
MSc International Business and Management (also offered in Copenhagen)
MSc International Business and Human Resource Management
MSc International Business and Finance
MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship
MSc International Business and Corporate Social Responsibility
MSc Marketing Management
MSc Project Management
For further details on assessment and progression, go to Programme Handbook.
September 2017 startApplication 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 citizens||July 3, 2017||August 1, 2017|
* Programme places are limited, so please apply as soon as possible in order to secure a place.
January 2018 start
Application deadlines for students
|1st semester fee to be paid before|
|International students applying for a Danish residence permit from their home countries||September 1, 2017||September 25, 2017|
|International students applying for a Danish residence permit from Denmark and Danish/EU citizens||September 1, 2017||October 15, 2017|
The online application form should be submitted in accordance with the deadlines above. Early booking is recommended.
Admission decisions are typically made within 10 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.
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.
We only accept online applications. Please be very careful to click the link that matches your intended intake.
For further information, please contact us by e-mail: demontfort@ brock.dk
The full tuition fee for the September 2017 intake is: DKK 90,000/EUR 12,200
The full tuition fee for the January 2017 intake 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.
The De Montfort University GCIB Programme allocates a total amount of 100,000 DKK, offering self-funded GCIB students a special partial reduction of the second semester tuition fee – up to an amount of DKK 10,000. Students may apply for a scholarship at the end of their first semester.
The GCIB 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 GCIB Scholarship, candidates must:
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 semester of the GCIB programme and should elaborate on the applicant’s success within the selection criteria. This needs to be sent to dmuenrolment@. brock.dk
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.
3. Service and Character
May 15, 2017 (only eligible for January 2017 intake)
Scholarship applications will be screened and assessed by the GCIB Scholarship Committee. 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.
The De Montfort University Graduate Certificate Programme at Niels Brock offers biannually three International Diversity scholarships of the second semester tuition fee amounting to a total of DKK 27,000 to self-funded GCIB students.
The purpose of the Niels Brock Diversity Scholarship is to encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute their perspectives to the programme. Niels Brock values diversity in all aspects of its institution, particularly in its student body, and seeks to bolster the experience of all students through cross-cultural communication and the exchange of ideas.
Full time international students who have paid a DKK 63,000 (EURO 8,500) tuition fee deposit to Niels Brock are eligible to apply. See terms and conditions here.
Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of a range of criteria, including nationality, 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.
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 and should elaborate on the applicant’s success within the selection criteria.
This should be sent to dmuenrolment@. brock.dk
Scholarship application deadline
October 15, 2017 (only eligible for January 2018 intake)
Scholarship applications will be screened and assessed by the GCIB 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 discount fee reduction is granted, it will administratively be deducted from your second semester fee.
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.
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 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
For September 2017 intake: The induction week is planned to commence on September 11, followed by the study start on September 18.
An online application form should be submitted in accordance with 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.
Please visit our Prices and Payment section.
GCIB students have the possibility to apply for scholarships. For more information, visit our scholarship sections.
This depends on your class registration. All students will be divided into morning and afternoon classes. Lessons in the morning classes will be usually Mondays-Fridays, 8:00-12:00, while lessons in the afternoon classes will usually be held Mondays-Fridays, 13:00-17:00. 1st semester students will attend lessons 5 days per week, while 2nd semester students will attend lessons 4 days per week. Please note that changes may occur.For more information, visit our Timetable section.
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 page.
Instruction is based on a combination of lectures, workshops and cases reflecting academic models and international business practice.
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.
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.
A formal British university ceremony will be held in the presence of representatives of De Montfort University and honoured guests in Copenhagen. The date for the coming graduation is 25 August 2017.
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
Phone: +45 33 41 94 54
Closed for lunch: 12:30-13:00
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:
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.