BA (Hons) in Business Administration
De Montfort University and Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College offer three specialisation streams of the British top-up BA (Hons) in Business Administration. This programme is designed as a top-up of two-year higher education degrees or diplomas. The three 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 which will qualify graduates for demanding international business careers and Master programmes.
This one year top-up BA lets you kick start your international business career with a UK accredited bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
Why take 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.
SEPTEMBER 2020 START
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
The BA (Hons) in Business Administration programme is a graduate level 6 course in accordance with 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).
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
GENERAL CLASS STRUCTURE
All BA (Hons) Business Administration students are enrolled in two classes - Their Core Class (Day or Evening) and their Stream Class (Finance, Marketing or Strategy & Management).
Please note that all BA students will have at least one evening session per week, because all Stream Classes are taught during the evening. Furthermore, note that all BA students must attend Academic Workshop sessions during the week following induction.
Overall, there are six possible class constellations - two classes on each Stream:
|FINANCE STREAM / CORE DAY CLASS
|FINANCE STREAM / CORE EVENING CLASS
|MARKETING STREAM / CORE DAY CLASS
|MARKETING STREAM / CORE EVENING CLASS
|STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT STREAM / CORE DAY CLASS
|STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT STREAM / CORE EVENING CLASS
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.
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.
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.
All three streams are designed for Danish and international business students and company staff who share the ambition of developing their career to meet the requirements of international companies in the 21st century.
The course will provide you with key qualifications for financial / marketing and managerial posts at home and abroad. Through case studies based on business practice you will acquire qualifications that are vital to the business manager of tomorrow.
Upon the successful completion of the programme you will be awarded the internationally approved Bachelor degree issued by De Montfort University. With its main focus on international marketing / finance and corporate management the degree will provide enhanced commercial competence and lay the foundation for an international career. Graduates are well equipped for a career path which can take them to the higher levels of corporate decision-making.
Upon successful completion of the BA (Hons) Business Administration programme, students with an average of 50% or higher are guaranteed a place on the De Montfort University MSc International Business and Managementprogramme.
De Montfort University and Niels Brock attach great importance to establishing close links to companies in business and industry.
A high percentage of BA students combine their studies with work experience. Many students are employees of several years standing who join the programme to top up their business skills with additional international management learning, as well as interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study/management experience.
SEPTEMBER 2020 START
Application deadlines for students
1st semester fee to be paid before
International students applying for a Danish residence permit from non-EU countries
May 1, 2020
June 1, 2020
International students applying for a Danish residence permit from EU countries
May 15, 2020
July 15, 2019
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.* Programme places are limited, so please apply as soon as possible in order to secure a place.
- Danish AP Degree in Financial Management, or
- Danish AP Degree in Marketing Management, or
- Equivalent Danish or overseas qualifications, and
- IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
- Letter of Motivation
- Passport (must be valid for the duration of your studies)
Please note that your academic background/field of study should 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 2 weeks after the application deadline.
NOTE: Once an applicant has been accepted into the program, the full tuition payment needs to be made immediatelyafter 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, email@example.com
The current full tuition fee 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 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. Particular focus will be on awarding students who demonstrate academic growth and commitment throughout the programme.
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(s) of the programme and should elaborate on the applicant’s success within the selection criteria.
This should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the September 2019 intake the following deadlines apply:
MSc (IBM) 1st of July 2020
BA (Hons) Business Administration January 10th 2020
Please name the file “Scholarship” 2020_your full name.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 deadlines will be posted in Mit Niels Brock and announced by Dean of Academic Affairs. The scholarship applies to the final semester fee.
Scholarship applications will be screened and assessed by the Scholarship Committee in consultation with the 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 final semester fee.
WHEN IS THE START OF THE NEXT COURSE?
The next BA course begins mid-September 2019. The induction week is planned to commence on 16 September, 2019, followed by the study start on 23 September, 2019.
WHAT IS THE ADMISSION PROCEDURE?
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.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Please visit our Prices and Payment section.
CAN I GET A SCHOLARSHIP?
International students have the possibility to apply for scholarships to reduce their second semester fee. For more information, visit our scholarship sections above.
WHEN ARE LESSONS HELD?
|Thursdays 13:00-16:15 (Core modules)
Tuesdays 17:00-20:30 (Stream modules)
|Mondays 17:00-20:30 (Core modules)
Tuesdays 17:00-20:30 (Stream modules)
|Marketing Stream||Thursdays 13:00-16:15 (Core modules)
Wednesdays 17:00-20:30 (Stream modules)
|Mondays 17:00-20:30 (Core modules)
Tuesdays or Wednesdays 17:00-20:30 (Stream modules)
|Thursdays 13:00-16:15 (Core modules)
Thursdays 17:00-20:30 (Stream modules)
|Mondays 17:00-20:30 (Core modules)
Thursdays 17:00-20:30 (Stream modules)
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 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.
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 in Copenhagen. The next graduation ceremony will take place on 25 August 2017.
WHAT FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES DOES THE BA DEGREE OFFER?
The course provides key qualifications for finance/marketing and managerial posts in international business as well as a range of international Master degree programmes, including the De Montfort University MSc International Business and Management programme offered by Niels Brock in Copenhagen. For more information, visit our Jobs and Master's section.
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.
“Niels Brock gave me a wonderful opportunity to pursue my education and I am thankful for the immense devotion and guidance from tutors, who made my journey a fun and challenging ride. A classroom filled with different cultures added to the joy of studying together under one roof. Thank you Niels Brock for boosting my confidence, personal growth and empowerment in ME”.
Megha Limbu, BA (Hons) Business Administration, graduate 2018, Marketing Stream - Nepal
“Being part of Niels Brock made me more confident and I gained a lot of theoretical as well as practical knowledge throughout the year. Studying the BA (Hons) programme was fun and the studies were not limited to a theoretical level. Different outdoor programmes made this programme more interesting and especially the guest lectures were helpful in understanding organisations and strategies of conducting successful business. Staff members were co-operative and very friendly. Lectures were a complete package of vast business knowledge which let us know detailed blueprint of growing business. I recommend studying the BA (Hons) programme that will help you to understand better business strategies and make you more confident to study further about business. I fell very lucky to study this programme and to have the opportunity to be at Niels Brock”.
Nabin Bhatt, BA (Hons) Business Administration, graduate 2017, Student Representative, Marketing Stream - Nepal
“I have to say, Niels Brock has strong teacher resources. Each teacher is very serious about the work to the students. Not only to give learning help but also in life. The school has a very strong network of literature resources. The school pays great attention to the students' intentions. I really learned some practical lessons in this school. This is very helpful for my future employment and career choices. Glad to study here”.
Huiru Pan, BA (Hons) Business Administration, graduate 2018, Marketing Stream - China
“The ability to undertake critical analysis is a skill that is required for everyone because life is about problem solving professionally or personally. Niels Brock is one of the keys to developing oneself. It has developed my ability within critical thinking and skills. Teachers are very caring and supportive. Studying at Niels Brock is a great experience. I recommend it to everyone who wishes to develop themselves."
Rajita Rai, BA (Hons) Business Administration, graduate 2018, Marketing Stream - Nepal
“The choice of BA (Hons) Business Administration has been a milestone in my academic life. This education has not only advanced my academic understanding but developed me overall as a person. I was able to practically apply knowledge that I gained to the real world. Being a part of this education embraced many things. It widened my path for further growth and development in related fields. I am thankful to be a part of this course. I would be really happy to recommend this course to all who are in a dilemma of choosing the best”
Pragya Chalise, BA (Hons) Business Administration, graduate 2018, Strategy Stream - Nepal
“The year I had on the BA (Hons) was so exciting and very interesting. With great teachers, I was able to learn a lot not only what is in the course but also other things that were shared with us and that will help in our future careers. Working under pressure is quite challenging but is a good training for the future. Sessions are most of the time fun and interesting, the interaction in the class was so amazing. Students are able to share their insights all the time. Tutors never get tired of reminding us about deadlines and they are very accommodating, when you need help with academics. I am just very proud to be part of this programme and I highly recommend it to students, who want to develop their career paths”.
Joana Maregmen, BA (Hons) Business Administration, graduate 2018, Strategy Stream – Philippines
“The BA Honors degree with specialisation in strategy and management has have transformed me in many ways. It has truly given me the deep understanding of climate change and green concepts within strategy innovation and made me a true responsible global citizen. Also, the updated DMU course structure prepares you for the need of today's corporate world. I enjoyed every bit of being part of this programme, and I do not hesitate to recommend it.
Renuka Adhikari, BA (Hons) Business Administration, graduate 2017 - Nepal
“It was a great time we spent at Niels Brock. Niels Brock has a very wonderful faculty and they are very cooperative. The college environment is very positive as well. The relationship between faculties and students is very cordial, which gave me an opportunity to excel in my area of interest. The year spent here was splendid and has helped me to grow both professionally and personally. I would like to thank all the teachers and faculties for making me a ‘better person’ “.
John Chaurasia, BA (Hons) Business Administration, graduate 2018, Finance Stream – Nepal
“It is a good choice to study the BA (Hons) degree at Niels Brock, because it provides a lot of specific finance knowledge and wonderful study habits. In addition, teachers will provide thorough feedback in your assignments, which can help you improve significantly. The most exciting thing is that you can enjoy the Danish lifestyle, while earning a UK degree”.
Cai Chenyi, BA (Hons) Business Administration, graduate 2018, Finance Stream - China