BA (Hons) in Business Administration

De Montfort University and Niels Brock offer this one year top-up BA (Hons) in Business Administration which qualifies graduates for demanding international business careers and master programmes.

Get a UK-accredited BA

The BA (Hons) in Business Administration is offered in partnership with De Montfort University and has 3 specialisation streams: Finance, Marketing & Strategy and Management.

Streams will only be available if there is sufficient demand in terms of the number of applicants on a particular stream. This means that certain streams may not be offered. Applicants will be informed of this immediately upon the deadline of application.



Why a Top-Up BA?

  • Live, work and study in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Top-up your two year degree with a UK-accredited programme
  • Kickstart your global career with an accredited BA degree
  • Choose between 3 streams: Marketing, Strategy & Management and Finance
  • Study at Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College, Denmark's oldest business college

De Montfort University and Niels Brock offer three specialisation streams for the BA (Hons) in Business Administration programme to top-up two-year higher education degrees or diplomas. The three majors/streams are Finance, Marketing and Strategy & Management. The chosen stream can be studied as a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme qualifying for demanding international business careers and Master programmes.

Application deadline


Early admission deadline: To be announced (2025)

Regular admission deadline: To be announced (2025)

(We do not offer January start on this program)

Practical Information

The BA (Hons) Top-Up in Business Administration programme is a graduate level 6 course in accordance with the 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 charge but by the Danish Immigration Authorities.

Future EVA evaluations:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) April 2026
  • BA (Hons) in Business Administration May 2026
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management April 2025
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science April 2025

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


Classes will take place on weekdays between 14:00 and 20:45.

Please note that in addition to the modules scheduled, students are required to attend academic workshop sessions during the year. These will also be timetabled in advance. 


Please note that timetables may change. Current students should always consult their personalised electronic timetable in UMS.


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.

Academic Calendar

Calendar 2023-24

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.

Mandatory readings

As a graduate of the BA (Hons) in Business Administration, and depending on your stream, you would be qualified for jobs within:

  • sales management
  • account management
  • marketing management
  • market analysis
  • financial analysis
  • accountancy
  • office administration
  • business development
  • team leadership

As a graduate of the BA (Hons) Business Administration you may continue into postgraduate studies at institutions which recognize a British BA degree and within fields naturally linked to your specialization/stream.

Jobs and Masters

Admission requirements

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. Seats are limited, so please apply as soon as possible to secure a place.



Danish AP Degree in Financial Management, or

Danish AP Degree in Marketing Management, or

Equivalent Danish or overseas qualifications, and

English language qualification - PTE-A overall 50 – IELTS 6.0  ( with no more than one band with 5.5, and no score below 5,5). –TOEFL 80 overall, one band is allowed to be under 20, but no band below 15

Letter of Motivation

Passport (must be valid for the duration of your studies)

Please note that your academic background/field of study must match the chosen stream. If your academic background contains both management and marketing modules for example, the chosen stream should be based on the core subject area of your academic background/field of study.



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 4 weeks after the application deadline.

NOTE: Once an applicant has been accepted into the program, the full tuition payment needs to be made immediately after receiving the Letter of Acceptance and no later than May 15 (non-EU) and July 1 (EU)

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.



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.



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


The total tuition fee is DKK 92,000. Read more. 

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

Are you passionate about pursuing higher education and achieving your career goals? Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College is pleased to announce our Academic Scholarship Program for outstanding applicants.

Scholarship Details:

  • Scholarship Amount: Our academic scholarship offers a fee reduction to selected students of DKK10,000.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic performance, leadership potential, and a strong commitment to their chosen field of study.

How to Apply:

  1. Submit Your Application: Complete the regular admission process for Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College
  2. Write a Motivation Letter: As part of your application, we encourage you to outline in your motivation letter  why you should be granted the scholarship. This letter is your opportunity to showcase your passion, goals, and dedication.
  3. Motivation Letter Guidelines:
    • Introduction: Briefly introduce yourself and express your interest in both studying at Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College and the scholarship.
    • Academic Excellence: Highlight your academic achievements, including relevant coursework, grades, and any honors or awards.
    • Career Aspirations: Explain how your studies and this scholarship will contribute to your educational and career journey.
    • Why You Deserve It: Articulate why you are a deserving candidate. What sets you apart? How will you make a positive impact?
    • Commitment to Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College Connect your aspirations with our college’s mission and values.
  4. Submit Your Motivation Letter: Upload your motivation letter through our online application portal.

If a scholarship is granted, it will be automatically reduced from your invoice.

For further information, please contact the NBCBC administration at


The next BA course begins mid-September 2023. The induction week is planned to commence on 18 September, 2023, followed by the study start on 25 September, 2023.


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.


Please visit our Prices and Payment section.


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


Classes will take place on weekdays between 14:00 and 20:45. 

For more information, visit our Timetable page.


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.


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. 


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 graduation ceremony normally takes place in August.


The course provides key qualifications for finance/marketing and managerial posts in international business as well as a range of international Master degree programmes. For more information, visit our Jobs and Master's section.


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.

If you want to get in touch with a local agent that can help you get more information about studying at Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College, you can find their contact information here.

Code of Conduct

Sample Agency Agreement

Commission rates 

Agent certification procedures 

Expression of interest form 

Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College is committed to create a genuinely international experience for students studying in Denmark. This is reflected both in the content of our programmes and in the student body here.

Here is an overview of the BA Hons programme structure. 



BA (Hons) Business Administration, Dania Vandborg - Sweden, Marketing Stream, 2020-21

First of all, Niels Brock should not only pride itself from the internationalisation perspective, solely on the diversity of its students from all over the world, it should also be mentioned that the staff are international as well! This has contributed to a more well-rounded experience, making the degree that I received more advanced than at other institutions. The lecturers did not only use the curriculum to teach from the books, they shared experiences from their previous jobs, from trends across news outlets, socials as well as new publications related to the courses. Second of all, the flexibility the institution had regarding my application, and the attention dedicated to ensuring I get the same opportunity as people who applied ahead of me. Niels Brock is an institution that encourages you to apply yourself, that gives you all the tools you need to expand your point of views and ways of thinking. All in all, I can proudly say, that the education I have received with the help of the incredible lecturers, staff and fellow students, has helped me secure jobs on both a national and international level.

Muhammad Farhad, Strategy Stream, 2021-22 – Bangladesh

After working and being away from study for a couple of years, I had to think cautiously about the program and institution of my choice. Fortunately, I found the BA (Hons) Business Administration (Top-up programme) in Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College, and I am delighted for making that decision. The BA (Hons) includes well rounded curriculum that both challenged and grew my knowledge in all aspects of the business field. My major stream Strategy Management provided an optimal mix of pragmatic methodologies. I enjoyed every bit of being part of this program. Niels Brock has a very wonderful faculty and all the tutors are very much caring and supportive. The year I spent here was amazing and has helped me a lot to grow both professionally and personally. The most exciting experience I found is that I was enjoying the high standard Danish lifestyle, while earning a UK degree. The institution has a very strong network of literature resources and a modern library. I owe Niels Brock so much and I am confident that those students who take their courses seriously, will be rewarded for the rest of their lives. I would like to personally thank each member of the Niels Brock staff who helped me along the way in completing my degree. You are proficient, prompt and your service is outstanding


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