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Copenhagen Business School


Copenhagen, Denmark


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, and students can combine business with philosophy, political science, psychology, commercial law or communication, for example.

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. Our campus is connected to the airport and downtown Copenhagen with three on-campus Metro stops.

Academic Areas of Expertise/Focus:

Apart from the traditional courses in Marketing, Management, Finance and Economics, CBS offers courses in CSR and sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Globalization and International Business and a large number of other exciting areas.


BCom or MBA

Available Spots:

2 semester spots/academic year

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Approximate Term Dates:

Semester 1: late August - December
Semester 2: late January - June

Summer Program Option:

International Summer University Program (ISUP)


Full-time Course Load: 30 ECTS (4 courses)/semester (equivalent to 15 UofA credits)

Language(s) of Instruction: English

Course Restrictions: Exchange students can only choose courses listed in the course overview on the CBS website under exchange students


General Information for Exchange Students

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"Copenhagen was an amazing place to participate in a semester abroad and the Copenhagen Business School was not only beautiful, but excellent academically. My exchange was easily the best 5 months of my life!"

"Should be made known that flying to Vancouver is necessary to obtain a visa to go to CBS. This was a big unexpected expense." (as of Aug 2018)

"If you are looking for a vibrant city with gorgeous views, interesting people, and exciting adventures, Copenhagen is for you. It is on the more expensive side of the exchange destination options, but it is completely worth every penny. Get prepared to have the most amazing time of your life while on exchange in Copenhagen!"

"I highly recommend exchange to every student. It's a truly life-changing experience in terms of personal growth, responsibility and learning more about yourself and your ability to succeed essentially on your own. It's something you will never regret and only have a rare chance to do in an environment with hundreds of other individuals your age who are also trying to do the same thing."