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 Businesses Administration is offered in partnership with De Montfort University and has 3 specialisations streams: Finance, Marketing & Strategy and Management.

Streams will only be available if there is sufficient demand in terms of 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:  15th of January 2024

Regular admission deadline: 27th of March 2024

(We do not offer January start on this program)

Practical Information

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).

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) in Business Administration May 2026
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management April 2025
  • BSc (Hons) in Business Studies April 2024
  • 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.

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 (internet based) 80

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.

Academic Scholarships
Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College is pleased to offer several scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic merit, leadership skills and exemplary service and character.

Scholarship Criteria

The goal of the selection process is to recognize students who demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership skills and exemplary character traits, therefore financial need is not a consideration. All BA (HONS) in Business Administration students are eligible to apply. Each scholarship is for 10,000 kr. and will be deducted from the following semester’s tuition fee.


The Scholarship Selection Committee will evaluate candidates on the following criteria:

Academic Excellence

  • Outstanding grades and strong test scores
  • Classroom participation and strong attendance
  • Desire to master subjects and seek learning experiences outside the classroom 
  • Show curiosity and a willingness to learn 
  • Demonstrate originality and innovation 
  • Awards or certificates for academic performance


  • Assume formal leadership roles OR show exceptional leadership skills in class.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence 
  • Inspire and encourage others 
  • Take risks and pursue new and original ideas


  • Show concern for others by Identifying student needs and work to solve them
  • Improve student life for everyone
  • 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 school events (parties, guest speakers, etc.)

Scholarship application deadline
Monday of Week 3

How to apply
Scholarship applicants should submit an application in the form of a personal, relevant and well-written essay (max. 800 words). The application should include a description of the achievements and initiatives taken during the programme and should elaborate on the applicant’s success within the selection criteria. 

The application should be sent to: Please name the file: Scholarship_Programme_LastName_FirstName. For example: Scholarship_BA_Brock_Niels.

Selection process and notification
Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, in consultation with faculty. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on the selection criteria and demonstrated achievement.

Applicants will be informed within three weeks of the submission deadline. If a scholarship is granted, it will be deducted from your next semester fee.

For further information

Please contact the Niels Brock International Department at or the Student Affairs Coordinator.


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.

Muhammed Fahrad CBC

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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