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Copenhagen Business School – International Summer Program (ISUP)

Program Terms:

Summer Term


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 the cross-disciplinary research and teaching. Students can combine business with, for example, philosophy, political science, psychology, commercial law, or communication. 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)

Denmark is famous for having the oldest monarchy in the world and the Little Mermaid statue and for being the origination of the Vikings. Denmark has also consistently been ranked as one of the happiest nations in the world, based on the United Nation’s World Happiness Report. Home to the world’s oldest and second oldest amusement parks, Denmark is well-known their fair share of fun. The country also has a word that does not directly translate into English but essentially means “cosiness.” The word “hygge” embodies a more complex sense of intimacy, community, and contentment that generally happens with friends and family. (Source: Copenhagen Business School website)

Academic Details:

CBS offers a large selection of courses taught in English. All courses are regular courses for CBS students. During the summer, courses will be taught 2 – 2.5 hours per week and are conducted either on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus one extra session on the second and third Friday of the ISUP program. An important point to consider when taking more than one course at CBS is that courses can overlap. During the summer, if classes are conducted at the same time, CBS advises that you cannot take those two courses consecutively because the exams for those courses will likely be held at the same time. It is therefore important that you check the teaching schedule on the CBS website before selecting courses. Also note that all home assignments/mini projects (running in parallel with the course) will take place simultaneously, meaning your exam submission must be handed in on the same day and time. (Source: Copenhagen Business School website)

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 of 2012 CBS will no longer have owners’ rights to a number of the rooms that have been at our disposal in the past.

The CBS Housing Department offers accommodation for international students during ISUP. Students who have been admitted to ISUP will receive an email inviting them to apply for housing around mid-/late April. The email will be sent to the email address supplied by the student during the application process. There is no possibility of applying before the link is received. Because housing during the summer program is not offered to Danish students, there is a greater opportunity for students to obtain housing. Prices for accommodation during the ISUP program range from around 5,200 – 12,000 DKK depending on the room.

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 Copenhagen Business School Fact Sheet 2016-17)


  • Sophomore standing
  • Business majors only
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

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