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Copenhagen Business School

Program Terms:

Fall Semester, Spring Semester, & Academic Year


Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is a large business university with 22,000 full- and part-time students. CBS teaches the traditional courses in Economics, Management, and Business Administration but is also well known for cross-disciplinary research and teaching. Students can combine business with, for example, philosophy, political science, psychology, commercial law, or communications. CBS is internationally accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA – the “triple-crown” accreditation. The CBS campus is an urban campus located in Frederiksberg, an integrated part of Copenhagen. Our buildings are modern and we have state-of the-art facilities. The campus is connected to the airport and downtown Copenhagen with three on-campus Metro stops. (Source: Copenhagen Business School Fact Sheet 2016-17)

Academic Details:

CBS offers a very large selection of courses taught in English. All courses are regular courses for CBS students. Generally speaking, the Fall semester courses are uploaded in mid-April and the Spring semester courses are uploaded in mid-October. A Danish Crash Course is offered the week prior to the Introduction week. The Crash Course is a 20-hour intensive Danish language class. There is a reduced fee for the Danish Crash Course for students from partner universities (please contact MIX to learn more). During the semester, a Danish language course is also offered for credit.

While studying at CBS, students will be expected to enroll in a full-time course load of at least 30 ECTS credits per semester. These 30 ECTS credits are based on 825 Student Work Hours (SWH), which are not only the hours of work in class but also require an extensive amount of work outside of the classroom. Most courses are 7.5 ECTS so 4 courses generally equate to a full-time course load during the academic year. (Source: Copenhagen Business School Fact Sheet 2016-17)

Housing Details:

As a result of changes in the Danish Campus Law, CBS (as of January 1, 2012) is no longer allowed to rent rooms to students. Therefore, the entire organization of housing for exchange students at CBS has been revised. Fortunately, CBS has been able to enter long-term reservation agreements with most of the privately owned dormitories that have been available in the past. This means that CBS will facilitate room renting for exchange students. Students will not sign a contract with the CBS Housing Department but will have a contract with a private landlord instead. The CBS Housing Department will continue to manage the application and placement process in its role as facilitator. In short, as from 2012, CBS will no longer have owners’ rights to a number of the rooms that have been at our disposal in the past.

Housing in Copenhagen is very difficult to find and can be expensive. This is particularly the case in the Fall semester when the demand for housing by far outstrips supply. In order to ensure adequate housing during the Fall semester, the CBS Housing Department offers a private housing option as a supplement to dorm accommodation. A private housing offer will always include a room with a bed, a desk for studying, internet access, a dresser/closet for your clothes, and, of course, access to kitchen and bathroom. Please note that private housing is only available for the Fall semester. No private housing facility or assistance is offered in the Spring or the Summer.

CBS is cooperating with which is a student-to-student housing platform. Some of the CBS students going on an exchange will be subletting their own housing while they are on exchange, using (mainly Fall semester). Incoming exchange students are encouraged to look for alternative housing at Housing Anywhere(Source: Copenhagen Business School Fact Sheet 2016-17)


  • Sophomore standing
  • Business majors only
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

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