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Copenhagen Business School

The Copenhagen MBA As a Full-time MBA participant at Copenhagen Business School, you will participate in a 360 learning experience, honing and developing your Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business Practices skills with the purpose of preparing you for future roles in responsible management. Our internationally recognised programme is among the one percent of global business schools holding the triple-crown of accreditation (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB), reflecting our commitment to quality of the very highest level.

Your learning experience The CBS Full-time MBA is a well-balanced programme, designed to prepare you to manage, lead and transform businesses and make a difference. You learn to master the business essentials through the core courses; the leadership discovery process takes you on a journey of developing a personal style of leadership based on your traits, communication styles and values; and the entrepreneurship component develops your capacity for opportunity recognition and creative thinking. Sustainable business practices is at the heart of the programme, teaching you to apply corporate responsibility and business ethics in practice, with plenty of real-life corporate examples available in the region. You will wrap up the year with the integrated strategy project, spending four months working with a real company on a high level strategic issue.

Your fellow MBA classmates Class size is limited and designed to provide you with ample amounts of peer-to-peer interaction in a collaborative learning environment. You will be part of a very diverse group; over 90% of our students are international, and student backgrounds include business, non-profit, law, healthcare and the arts. 40% of students tend to be women, one of the highest percentages of any MBA programme in the world.

Rankings and Recognitions In addition to our triple-accreditation, the global student association Net Impact has given the programme a Top 10 Sustainability Rating in 2013, naming it the #1 non-US school for sustainability. The programme is ranked #16 in the world by QS Top MBA and #9 in Europe.

Copenhagen living and working
Quality of life is high; Copenhagen was voted the most livable city by Monocle Magazine 2014 for the second year in a row. Work satisfaction is high and all inhabitants all live within easy access of green spaces and city beaches, and leisure activates such as theatre evenings, music events and art exhibitions are just a short bike ride away. Denmark has attractive visa options for non-EU students, including a three-year Greencard Scheme.   

Programme Info

Programme Title: Full-time MBA
Ranking: Top 10 - Net Impact Sustainability Rating, Top 10 Corporate Knights Green MBA, Top 3 - Eduniversal
Accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, PIM, CEMS
Type of Programme: Full-time
Length of Course: 12 months
Starting Dates: September 2015
Application Deadlines:

First application deadline: 5 January 2015
Second application deadline: 12 April 2015
Third application deadline: 17 May 2015

Student Body

Ratio of applicants to places: 5:1
Number of nationalities: 14
Europe: 46%
North & South America: 20%
Asia: 26%
Domestic: 8%
Women/Men ratio: 46% of the students are women
Age Range: 25-45
Average Age: 32
Degree Background:
IT: 9%
Science: 11%
Finance & Economics: 11%
Business Administration: 17%
Arts & Humanities: 23%
Engineering: 23%
Engineering: 24%
Length of Work Experience:
3-6: years 60%
7-10 years: 26%
10+ years: 14%


Minimum years of work experience: 3 years post Bachelor degree
University degree: Bachelor required
GMAT: GMAT  (550 minimum) or equivalent GRE       
English test: Not Required         
References: Two Letters of Recommendation
Language fluency: English


Tuition fees: 319,000 DKK (43,000 EUR approx.)
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance per year: 16,350 EUR (approx.)
Scholarships availabilities: Limited number available; 10% - 30% of tuition



The CBS MBA Alumni Society, which you can join upon admission, comprises 1300 MBAs of over 75 different nationalities. As a Copenhagen MBA student, you are invited to attend business and social events to keep you updated on current topics and network with the other CBS MBA alumni. CBS MBA alumni are very involved with the programme as mentors for the current MBA students, advisors, career sparring partners and guest speakers.

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Address: Raavarebygningen, Porcelaenshaven 22, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Telephone: 0045 3815 6022
Dean: Birthe Larsen, website
Full-Time MBA admissions manager:
Thuli Skosana,


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