MSc International Business and Management

MSc International Business and Management

The Business School of De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, and Niels Brock International Professional Higher Education are delighted to offer this successful UK Masters programme in Copenhagen.

Study Periods:1½ year full-time (all nationalities) / 2-3 years part-time (EU students only).

Study starts in January and September. 

Background

The MSc International Business and Management (MSc IBM) programme is the first  British De Montfort University Master of Science degree programme to also be offered at  Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College. Niels Brock has been delivering De Montfort University undergraduate programmes since 1998 and this MSc programme was successfully introduced in 2011 with a twice-yearly intake.

The MSc IBM programme is a natural progression for our BA (Hons) graduates and Pre-Masters (GCIB) as well as for other Danish and international students documenting equivalent qualifications.  

In the globalised business world, it is critical for business graduates to be able to operate successfully in an international context. Therefore, the focus of the programme is on research into international business and management principles and practice.

Formats and Formalities

De Montfort University adheres to the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) postgraduate level 7. The FHEQ level descriptors will be shown on your Diploma Supplement and any transcripts which you receive.

It should be emphasized that the MSc International Business and Management degree programme is a British 3-semester university degree of 180 English credits, equivalent to
90 ECTS. The degree may qualify you for demanding international careers and PhD studies at De Montfort University.

This British MSc degree should be distinguished from Danish Cand. or Master's degrees. If you wish to know more about Danish degrees, please consult www.fivu.dk.
 
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).


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.


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.

Timetable

 

1st semester timetable

All 1st semester MSc students will attend classes 4 days per week, attending either morning or afternoon classes according to their class registration. Furthermore, 1st semester MSc students must attend a day-long workshop on a given Friday or Saturday.

  • Morning classes: May be placed Mondays-Fridays in the time span of 8:00-12:00. The teaching-free day may vary between intakes.Variations may occur.
  • Afternoon classes: May be placed Mondays-Fridays on the time span of 13:00-17:00. The teaching-free day may vary between intakes. Variations may occur.

2nd semester timetable

All 2nd semester MSc students will attend 4 days of classes per week, attending either morning or afternoon classes according to their class registration.

  • Morning classes: May be placed Mondays-Fridays at 8:00-12:00. The teaching-free day may vary between intakes. Variations may occur.
  • Afternoon classes: May be placed Mondays-Fridays at 13:00-17:00. The teaching-free day may vary between intakes. Variations may occur.

UMS

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.

Application and Admission

 

 

 

Application Deadlines

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 countriesOctober 15, 2017                November 1, 2017            
International students applying for a Danish residence permit from Denmark and Danish/EU citizensNovember 1, 2017                       November 15, 2017                        

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

Admission Requirements

  • UK 1st or 2nd class Honours business, finance, or marketing degree, or
  • Danish full-time professional Bachelor's business, finance, or marketing degree with a high average, or
  • Equivalent overseas qualifications, or
  • De Montfort University Graduate Certificate in International Business with an average score of 50% or higher
  • De Montfort University BA (Hons) Business Administration with an average score of 50% or higher, and
  • IELTS 6.5 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.

Further information

For further information regarding admission to the DMU Programmes, please contact us on demontfort@remove-this.brock.dk 

Prices and Payment

The current full tuition fee is: DKK 125,000/EUR 16,900

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 intakes)

The De Montfort University MSc International Business and Management programme offers a special partial reduction of the third semester tuition fee – up to an amount of DKK 10,000 - to self-funded MSc students.

The MSc 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 MSc 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 semester of the MSc programme and should elaborate on the applicant’s success within the selection criteria.

This should be sent to dmuenrolment@remove-this.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.

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 January 2017 intake)

What next

Scholarship applications will be screened and assessed by the MSc Scholarship Committee in consultation with the Postgraduate 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 third 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.

Scholarship (January 2018 intake only)

The De Montfort University MSc Programme at Niels Brock offers three Diversity Scholarships (a total of DKK 29,700) to qualified MSc applicants.  

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.

Eligibility 

1. Applicants must be accepted into the MSc program and have received their letter of Acceptance

2. An applicant must be a member of a group not well-represented within the Niels Brock community

3. An applicant must be interested in actively contributing to the mission and goals of Niels Brock

4. The scholarship recipients will be selected based upon their academic merit, letter of motivation and letter of recommendation

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 

1. Applicants should submit a personal, relevant and well-articulated letter of motivation (max.1 A4 page) describing their achievements and initiatives and should elaborate on the applicant’s success within their academic or professional life.  

2. Applicants should submit a recommendation letter from a professor/teacher, manager or counselor/adviser signed by the individual writing the letter.

These documents should be sent to dmuenrolment@brock.dk as a single pdf file. Please name this file "NB_Diversity_Jan18_your full name".

Scholarship application deadline 

October 15, 2017 (for the January 2018 intake)  

What next 

Scholarship applications will be screened and assessed by the MSc Scholarship Committee in consultation with the Postgraduate Faculty. Applicants will be informed of the outcome within a month of the submission deadline. If a scholarship is granted, it will administratively be deducted from your second semester fee.

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.

 

Accommodation

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 MSc course begins in September 2017. The induction week is planned to commence on September 18, followed by the study start on September 25.

What is the admission procedure?

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.

How much does it cost?

Please visit our Prices and Payment page.

Can I get a scholarship?

International MSc students have the possibility to apply for scholarships.For more information, visit our scholarship sections.

When are lessons held?

This depends on your class registration. For most intakes, there will be both a morning class and an afternoon class. Lessons in the morning class will usually be held in the time span of Mondays-Fridays, 8:00-12:00, while lessons in the afternoon class will usually be held in the time span of Mondays-Fridays, 13:00-16:15. However, the times vary between 1st and 2nd semester, and changes may occur. For more information, visit our Timetable section.

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.

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 date of the coming graduation is 25 August 2017.

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.

Contact

DMU Administration (Niels Brock International)

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

Phone: + 45 33 41 91 00
dmuenrolment@brock.dk

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
E-mail: demontfort@brock.dk

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
E-mail: laa@remove-this.brock.dk

By appointment

Charlotte Forsberg
Programme Manager, MSc International Business and Management
Phone: +45 33 41 94 24
E-mail: cfo@remove-this.brock.dk

By appointment

Kathrine Lassen
Programme Manager, BA (Hons) Business Administration
Phone: + 45 33 41 93 95
E-mail: kat@remove-this.brock.dk

By appointment

Raquel López
Programme Manager, Graduate Certificate in International Business
Student counsellor
E-mail: rlo@remove-this.brock.dk

By appointment

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Alumni Information

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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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