Graduate Certificate in International Business (Pre-Master)

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.

Background

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 who have not previously studied business subjects 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.

Formats and Formalities

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.


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.

Curriculum

You can download the current GCIB curriculum below. New editions are issued on a regular basis, so please note that the curriculum is subject to change.

Download the curriculum (September 2016)

 

 

Timetable

1st semester timetable

All 1st semester GCIB students will attend classes 5 days per week, attending either morning or afternoon classes according to their class registration.

  • Morning classes: Mondays-Fridays at 8:00-12:15
  • Afternoon classes: Mondays-Fridays at 12:30-16:45 or 14:00-18:15

2nd semester timetable

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

  • Morning classes: Morning classes may be placed Mondays-Fridays in the time span of 8:00-12:15. The teaching-free day may vary between individual morning classes.
  • Afternoon classes: Afternoon classes may be placed Mondays-Fridays in the time span of 12:30-16:45. The teaching-free day may vary between individual afternoon classes.

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.

Literature

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.

You may download a list of mandatory titles here

Assessment and Progression

A pass mark of 40% is required in each module. Furthermore, a mark of 30% is required for each module component.

Students normally have the right to be reassessed in a maximum of 2 failed modules. 

Failing a module for a second time will result in the candidate failing the programme.

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.

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, 2017          August 1, 2017          

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

 

January 2017 start

Application deadlines for students

 

1st semester fee to be paid before
International students applying for a Danish residence permit from their home countriesSeptember 1, 2016October 3, 2016
International students applying for a Danish residence permit from Denmark or Danish/EU citizensNovember 1,     2016             December 1, 2016            

 

Admission criteria

  • a UK BA/BSc 3rd class (Hons) degree, or
  • a Danish (Professional) Bachelor degree with 2-4 grade average, or
  • equivalent international qualifications, and
  • minimum IELTS 5.0 (overall band score) and 5.0 in all four categories (listening, reading, writing, speaking), or equivalent English language proficiency
  • documented business-related work experience (for applicants without a business-related educational background)

 

Admission procedure

The online application form should be submitted in accordance with the deadlines above. Early booking is recommended. Our Admission Officers process the application and respond within one month, either with the final result or with a request for further documentation. 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.

 

Application forms

We only accept online applications. Please be very careful to click the link that matches your intended intake.

 

Further information

For further information, please contact us by e-mail: demontfort@remove-this.brock.dk

Prices and Payment

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.

Scholarship

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:

  • Have an excellent attendance record during the 1st semester.
  • Have a minimum average mark of 50 during the 1st semester.
  • Be free of APO cases.

How to apply

There is no form to be filled in. 

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.

Selection criteria

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.

The application is to be sent to

Ane Sønderskov Thomsen
Project Coordinator, DMU Programmes
ath@remove-this.brock.dk

Scholarship application deadline

December 15, 2016 (study start September 2016)

What next

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.

For further information, please contact Ane Sønderskov Thomsen.

Practical information

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 (expect it to be a least 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 GCIB course begins in January 2017. The induction week is planned to commence on January 16, 2017, followed by the study start on January 30, 2017.

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. Our Admission Officers process the application and respond within one month, either with the final result or with a request for further documentation. 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 page.

How much does it cost?

The full tuition fee for the September 2016 intake is: DKK 85,000. 
The full tuition fee for the January 2017 intake is: DKK 90,000.

For more information, visit our Prices and Payment page.

Can I get a scholarship?

Students from the January 2017 intake onwards will have the possibility of applying for scholarships to reduce their second semester fee. To qualify for scholarships, students must hold excellent academic records and demonstrate strong supportive skills.

For more information, visit our scholarship page.

When are lessons held?

This depends on your class registration. All students will be divided into morning classes and an afternoon classes. Lessons in the morning classes will be usually be held Mondays-Fridays, 8:00-12:15, while lessons in the afternoon classes will usually be held Mondays-Fridays, 12:30-16:45 or 14:00-18:15. 1st semester students will attend lessons 5 days per week, while 2nd semester students will attend lessons 4 days per week. Changes may occur.

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 page.

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.

Contact

 

Office Address

Niels Brock International
Nørre Voldgade 34
DK-1358 Copenhagen K
Denmark
e-mail: demontfort@brock.dk

 

Lars Askholm
Director of International Programmes

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 
Mon-Thurs: 8:30-16:30
Fri: 8:30-14:00

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

By appointment

Xia Wang
Programme Administrator
(Student registration, payment, examination)
Phone: +45 33 41 95 27
E-mail: dmuenrolment@remove-this.brock.dk   

Mon, Tue, Thurs: 8:30-16:00
Wed: Closed
Fri: 8:30-14:00

Ane Sønderskov Thomsen
Project Coordinator
(Scheduling and room allocation, quality assurance, books, website updates)
Phone: +45 33 41 93 85
E-mail: ath@remove-this.brock.dk 
Mon-Tue: 8:00-16:00
Wed-Fri: 8:00-15:00

Helle Thomson
Office Assistant
(General student and staff assistance, student registration, Immigration contact, ST1/ST3 forms, active letters)
Phone: +45 33 41 93 84
E-mail: dmuenrolment@remove-this.brock.dk 

Mon-Wed: 9:00-16:50
Thurs-Fri: 9:00-14:30
Closed for lunch, Mon-Fri: 12:30-13:00

Annelie Zuber
Admission Officer
(Student admission, Summer School, ISTEC)
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, Mon-Fri: 12:30-13:00

 

 

 

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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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