Excel in Responsible Management

Copenhagen Business School

The Copenhagen MBA (Full-time MBA) and Global Executive 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. As a CBS GEMBA participant, you will experience a truly global programme taking place in four continents but deeply rooted in Scandinavian excellence. CBS 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. The CBS Global Executive MBA is ranked among the top 100 global programmes by Financial Times and Economist. 

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.


The Copenhagen MBA: Full-time MBA

Programme Title: Full-time MBA with a focus on responsible management, and Global Executive MBA
Rankings: The full-time MBA is ranked Top 10 in NetImpact Sustainability Rating, Top 10 Corporate Knights Green MBA, Top 3 by Eduniversal, #45 Business School in Europe by Financial Times. CBS GEMBA is ranked among the top 100 global programmes by Financial Times and Economist. 
Accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, PIM, CEMS
Type of Programme: Full-time and part-time (the Global E-MBA)
Length of Course: 12 months for the full-time and 20 months for the GEMBA
Starting Dates: September 2015 for both programmes 
For application deadlines, please visit www.cbs.dk/mba


Minimum years of work experience: Three years post bachelor degree for the full-time MBA and min. three years of managerial experience for the GEMBA.
University degree: Bachelor required
GMAT: GMAT (550 minimum) or equivalent GRE. The GEMBA also accepts the CBS MBA Admissions Test. 
English test: TOEFL not required
References: Two Letters of recommendation
Language fluency: English

Tuition fees: 319,000 DKK (43,000 EUR approx.) for the full-time MBA. 425,000DKK (57,000 EUR approx.) for the GEMBA.
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance per year: 16,350 EUR (approx.) N/A for the GEMBA.
Scholarships availabilities: Limited number available for the full-time programme: 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 80 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: Full-time MBA: www.cbs.dk/ftmba, Global Executive MBA: www.cbs.dk/emba
Full-Time MBA admissions manager: Thuli Skosana, tks.mba@cbs.dk; 0045 3815 6022

Global Executive MBA admissions manager: Lone Ryevad Boysen, lrb.mba@cbs.dk: 0045 3815 6002


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