Excel in Responsible Management

Copenhagen Business School

The Copenhagen MBA

As a Copenhagen MBA student, you will participate in a 360 learning experience, honing and developing your personal leadership 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 Copenhagen MBA is a well-balanced programme, designed to prepare you to manage, lead and transform businesses and make a difference. You will learn to master the business essentials through the core courses enabling you to understand, develop and innovate businesses from a holistic perspective. The unique leadership discovery process takes you on a challenging journey, allowing you develop your personal leadership style based on your traits, communication styles and values. Responsible management 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

Copenhagen is a delightful city to live in - quality of life is high, green spaces are easily accessible and a majority of the population use their bike to get around, setting the standards for low-emission living. Through its strategic placement at the heart of the Øresund region, Copenhagen is a buzzing business hub and home to a wide variety of companies, offering numerous career opportunities. For the second year in a row, Monocle Magazine 2014 has awarded Copenhagen the winning spot for the world's most livable city. It has also been voted European Green Capital of the Future, reflecting its commitment to green city living. 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 with a focus on responsible management
Ranking: Top 10 - Net Impact Sustainability Rating, Top 10 Corporate Knights Green MBA, Top 3 by 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: 4 January 2016 
Second application deadline: 11 April 2016 
Third application deadline: 13 June 2016

We are currently processing the last applications for the September 2015 class start. If you are interested in joining the class, do get in touch with us on info.mba@cbs.dk asap to discuss your profile. 


Minimum years of work experience: Three years post Bachelor degree
University degree: Bachelor required
GMAT: GMAT (550 minimum) or equivalent GRE
English test: TOEFL not required
References: Two Letters of recommendation
Language fluency: English

Student Body - class of 2015

Number of nationalities: 18
Europe 35%
North America 32%
Asia 19%
Africa 5%
Middle East 3%
South Africa 3%
Central America 3%
Women/Men ratio: 43% of the students are women, which is typical for the programme.
Age Range: 25-35
Average Age: 30
Degree Background:
Economics & Business Administration: 23%
Engineering: 23%
Finance: 11%
Law: 8%
Other: 21%
Length of Work Experience:
3-6 years 60%
7-10 years 32%
11-20 years 8%


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 Copenhagen MBA Alumni Society

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.

The society has a campus-based MBA Alumni Relations Manager who keeps in contact with the network, organises events and collaborates closely with the Careers Team.

Visit mba-alumni.dk for further details.


Address: Raavarebygningen, Porcelaenshaven 22, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Telephone: 0045 3815 6022
Website: www.cbs.dk/ftmba
Dean: Birthe Larsen, website www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-economics/staff/bleco
Full-Time MBA admissions manager:
Thuli Skosana, tks.mba@cbs.dk; 0045 3815 6022


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