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History of Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen MBACopenhagen Business School (CBS) was founded in 1917 to meet the business sector demand for highly qualified people. Today, it is the leading business school in Northern Europe. CBS offers a comprehensive range of programs in business economics and modern languages for international business communication on bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level.

Internationally oriented, CBS maintains close partnerships with the business community and has exchange agreements with more than 300 universities and business schools worldwide. In addition to the AMBA and EQUIS accreditations, CBS is the Danish member of CEMS – Community of European Management Schools; which only accepts one university as member from each European country. Furthermore, CBS is also a member of PIM – Partnership in International Management – a corresponding international consortium of prestigious business schools.

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The CBS Full-Time MBA Program - A Unique Experience

Class Size: Restricted in size and selective in admission, this is an exclusive MBA program with a population of smart, engaged, experienced, pleasant, and extremely international students. CBS is not a student factory but a thought machine where student brains are charged and challenged in various ways from day one.

World-Class Faculty: The program has state-of-the-art coverage of all core management disciplines combined with relevant elective courses all taught by world-class faculty.

Creative thinking and entrepreneurship: The courses reflect a Scandinavian management style where social responsibility permeates the entire curriculum. Creative thinking and entrepreneurship are central aspects of the program. Leadership skills are honed through a personal discovery process that offers unique mentoring sessions to share ideas with seasoned executives.

Interactive Class: Classes are conducted in an informal learning atmosphere where knowledge and understanding is formed by selective expertise and joint reflection. Everything can be questioned and challenged in the quest for new insight and it is paramount to have fun in the process.

“If you have the ambition to become a driving force in shaping the global business community of tomorrow, I urge you to consider joining the CBS Full-Time MBA program and excel your aspirations.” - Torben Juul Andersen, Professor and Associate Dean

Mission: The aim of CBS is, each year, to create a team of participants who can learn from each other.  We believe that the only way that participants can really develop is to be part of a diverse international environment.  The class size is limited to a maximum of 50 to ensure the MBA is personal and that discussion and small group work are fundamentals of the program.

Diversity and Uniqueness of Copenhagen MBA

1. Nationality:  90% of the participants are international.  They come from 22 different countries as diverse as Brazil, Bhutan, Vietnam, Chile, USA, South Africa, Mexico, Bulgaria, Finland, China and India.

2. Age: Participants from 25 to 51 years old, with an average age of  32.

3. Work experience: The minimum we accept is 3 years work experience.  This year the average work experience is just over 8 years, with a range from 3 to 25 years.

4. Educational background: Again, we aim for diversity.  There are 25% from Business Administration, 23% from Humanities and Social Sciences, 12% from Engineering, 12% from economics and Finance.

5. Career Background: The goal is to attract as many different backgrounds as possible.  This year for example we have a Dentist from Germany, a Soldier from the USA, a UN election expert from Argentina.

Diversity = Learning Experience
Such diversity greatly increases the opportunity to learn from other participants and their experiences.  All participants agree that this is a huge part of the learning experience here in Copenhagen

Quick Facts

1. Small class size – limited to 50 students, meaning a personal discussion based education with a genuine network at the end of the program.

2.  Experienced class – With an average age of just of 32 and work experience of 8 years you will be in one of the world’s most experienced Full-time MBA classes.

3.  Leadership Discovery Process - During the MBA, you will take a journey of personal and professional development with numerous opportunities to explore what leadership is and to develop your capacity to exercise it effectively and responsibly.

4.  Entrepreneurial Mindset - We do more than let you dream, we stimulate you to broaden your mind in search for the right opportunities.

5.  Integrated Strategy Project - This is the final challenge of the program. Teams of MBA participants, under the guidance of faculty and experienced executives, conduct an integrated strategy study for an internationally oriented company in Denmark.

6.  Danish Economy  - Denmark has one of the world's strongest economies and one of Europe's lowest rates of unemployment.

7.  Visa System - Denmark has Europe's best visa system for non-EU citizens, reflecting the governments' desire to attract and keep the best international labour.

8.  Wonderful Copenhagen - Some of the highest living standards In the world, safe, clean, beautiful, diverse, open-minded, historic.

9.  Brand new Facilities - In September 2010 the program moved into brand new state-of-the-art facilities.

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