MSc Int. Business & Management
De Montfort University, in Leicester, UK, and Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College are delighted to offer this successful UK Master programme in Copenhagen.
Our MSc programme qualifies you for financial, marketing and managerial posts at home and internationally. This programme is based on best business practices and you will acquire competencies that are vital to the business manager of tomorrow.
September 2020 Intake
January 2021 Intake
Why take an MSc?
- A one and a half year programme leading to a recognized De Monfort University MSc degree in International Business & Management
- Teaches you the skills you need for tomorrow’s jobs in Business & Management
- Live, work and study in Copenhagen, Denmark
- Study at Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College, Denmark's oldest business college
SEPTEMBER 2020 START
Application Deadline: 15 April 2020
JANUARY 2021 START
Application Deadline: 15 September 2020
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.
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.
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 May 2020
- BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management April 2021
- BSc (Hons) Business Studies April 2021
- MSc International Business and Management: April 2022
You will find the current Programme Handbooks here. New editions are issued for every study start.
You will find the current Curriculum here. New editions are issued on a regular basis.
1ST SEMESTER TIMETABLE
All 1st semester MSc students will attend classes 4-5 days per week, attending either morning or afternoon classes according to their class registration.
- Morning classes: May be placed Mondays-Fridays in the time span of 8:00-12:00.Variations may occur.
- Afternoon classes: May be placed Mondays-Fridays on the time span of 12:00-17:00. Variations may occur.
2ND SEMESTER TIMETABLE
All 2nd semester MSc students will attend 4-5 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. Variations may occur.
- Afternoon classes: May be placed Mondays-Fridays at 12:00-17:00. Variations may occur.
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.
JANUARY 2020 STARTApplication deadlines for students
|1st semester fee to be paid before|
|International students applying for a Danish residence permit from non-EU countries||October 1, 2019||October 15, 2019|
|International students applying for a Danish residence permit from EU countries||November 1, 2019||December 1, 2019|
SEPTEMBER 2020 STARTApplication deadlines for students
|1st semester fee to be paid before|
|International students applying for a Danish residence permit from non-EU countries||April 15, 2020||May 15, 2020|
|International students applying for a Danish residence permit from EU countries||May 15, 2020||July 15, 2020|
* Programme places are limited, so please apply as soon as possible in order to secure a place.
- 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
- American BSc Graduates with a GPA score of 2.50 or higher
- IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
- Letter of Motivation
- Passport (must be valid for the duration of your studies)
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.
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 apply through the application form on this page.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING ADMISSION TO THE DMU PROGRAMMES, PLEASE CONTACT US ON ADMISSIONS@BROCK.DK
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.
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.
- Applicants must be accepted into the MSc program and have received their letter of Acceptance
- An applicant must be a member of a group not well-represented within the Niels Brock community
- An applicant must be interested in actively contributing to the mission and goals of Niels Brock
- 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
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org as a single pdf file. Please name this file "NB-Diversity-SEP19_your full name".
Scholarship application deadline
May 1, 2020
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.
WHEN IS THE START OF THE NEXT COURSE?
The next MSc course begins in September 2019 with induction week planned to commence on 16 September, followed by the study start on 23 September.
Further to this a new MSc course begins in January 2020. The induction week is planned to commence on 21 January, followed by the study start on 28 January.
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, 12:00-17:00. 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 April 2019 and August 2019.
WHAT IS NIELS BROCK'S POLICY ON RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION?
Niels Brock is based on secular and democratic values. This means that behaviour 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.
“My entire journey right from the moment of my decision to pursue a Masters degree and being part of Niels Brock and DeMontfort University came a full circle this year with an extraordinary achievement on my dissertation.
The fact that there was an absolute level of involvement and consistent appreciation by the faculty and Program Manager during this program shows how they strive to keep the learning environment alive and exciting to be part of.
Most importantly, academically, this experience helped me to add more of an analytical approach towards problem solving and decision making.
With constant support and guidance, studying at Niels Brock and engaging with the faculty and administration was an experience worth of the time, money and efforts invested for this program.”
Anuradha Venkataraman, MSc IBM 2018 Graduate
“I am extremely glad to be a part of Niels Brock - DMU. The university is an amazing center of learning, exploring, lecturers and the students who have created a wonderful learning environment. I completed the Niels Brock – DMU Masters in International Business and Management Program. I felt that I obtained enough assistance from the lecturers. My teachers, highly qualified are approachable and very helpful.
I am having a great experience while studying at Niels Brock-DMU since it has a true multicultural society where people from different nationalities are very well integrated.
I have known that the teaching style was modern, demanded students to be independent, and assisted me a lot as it links with my current job. After studying, I have defended my Ph.D and became Associate professor and teaching at the Graduate University of Mongolia. This is an excellent opportunity and very helpful to my career development.”
Erdenechimeg Ya, (Ph.D), Associate Professor, MSc IBM 2015 Graduate
“I really enjoyed my time at De Montfort University-Niels Brock. It was a very challenging experience working with international students but in the end, I got good friends from other countries. Despite not seeing each other as often still we keep the friendship and manage to catch up when we can.
I took MSc International Business and Management for 1.5 years. The research methodology session had opened doors for me in the research environment. Six months after my graduation, I started working as a research assistant. And, the strong knowledge of research and analysis acquired from DMU helped me to perform my research job well.
" Niels Brock DMU is a great place to study MSc International Business and management- excellent lecturers, full administrative support and multicultural environment. I would definitely recommend applying to DMU!
Joy Billanes, a former research assistant at the Center for Energy Informatics, University of Southern Denmark, Ph.D. aspirant, MSc IBM Graduate 2015
"This programme has supported my career and aspirations in more than one way. I entered Niels Brock (DMU) with a single objective to get a Master's degree and begin my career in the field of business management but ended up aiming for a much bigger horizon. The institution has an outstanding staff and a much appreciated open-door policy that allows students to build a connection with the module teachers that goes way beyond academic prerogative. I am honored to be a part of Niels Brock (DMU) community and I recommend this institution to all those prospective students who aspire to grow beyond their academic capacity."
Shweta Prabhakar, Associate Philanthropist (i-Marketing Solutions Group, Toronto, Canada) and Ph. D. Aspirant, OBHRM
“You did a Good job-Good management-Congratulation -You Got promotion! A very inspirations compliments Got from my boss at work. This is the moment when I actually realized, how worth this course is and how it has influenced me. Today when I look into the Mirror, I can see myself as a person with confidence and developing knowledge and skills. I would say this course has widened my managerial perspective and given me an idea of how theoretical knowledge can be used in a practical way. There is much more you can achieve through this course than just a certificate. I am very Thankful to Niels Brock /DMU team especially [name], who has been a brilliant support during the course. I am proud to say that I belong to this wonderful temple of knowledge: Niels Brock College”
Eliza Singh Dongol, Batch 2015-2016
“The Master’s programme in International Business and Management has greatly contributed to my global mindset and my organizational understanding. The programme itself really lives up to the standard of conveying knowledge of how international corporations function, what challenges you are facing when trying to work internationally and what specific cultural differences you are going to face. It is enabled by multinational lecturers (e.g. the USA, Pakistan, Egypt, Chile, Denmark) covering all relevant management fields, combined with a student audience from all over the world. This valuable experience has extremely shaped my desire of working internationally. Moreover, a British Master’s degree from a Business College in Copenhagen represents the perfect academic requirement if you want to do so. Thus, I can highly recommend the programme if you are striving of working internationally.”
Markus Scherer, MSC graduate 2016/International Business and Management, Inhouse Consultant for Digitization at R+V, Germany´s 3rd largest insurer