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Copenhagen Business School

Location Raavarebygningen, Frederiksberg, DK, Frederiksberg Denmark
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Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark and is thought of as one of the biggest business schools within Europe with over 20,000 students and 1,5000 employees. 

The business school also offers three MBA programs: a Full-time MBA, an Executive MBA, and an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics, also known as the Blue MBA. 

CBS is a triple accredited Business School (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB), which sets it apart from all other universities in Denmark and places it in the top one percent of business schools worldwide. 

Furthermore, CBS performs well in a variety of rankings such as the Financial Times, QS Business Master Rankings or The Economist.  

The FTMBA and EMBA programmes have a number of accreditations, including PIM, CEMS, AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. The programmes rank highly in global rankings including the FT 2020 and 2021, The Economist Which MBA Ranking 2020, as well as the 2020 QS MBA Rankings. and the 2018 Financial Times Top MBAs for women, only to mention a few. 

CBS offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs taught in Danish, English, or a combination of both. The MBA programmes are taught entirely in English.

The CBS MBA Alumni Society is the longest-running and most extensive international MBA alumni network in Scandinavia, with more than 1.600 members of over 80 nationalities

Admissions criteria varies at CBS and depends on the program. While Bachelor and Master degrees in Denmark are usually free of charge for Danish and international students from the EU, students from non-EU states need to pay tuition fees. CBS MBA programmes however always require tuition fees. 

To find out more about Copenhagen Business School MBA Programmes, please visit theirs social media platforms: Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Instagram and read their blog

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark and is thought of as one of the biggest business schools within Europe with over 20,000 students and 1,5000 employees. 

The business school also offers three MBA programs: a Full-time MBA, an Executive MBA, and an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics, also known as the Blue MBA. 

CBS is a triple accredited Business School (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB), which sets it apart from all other universities in Denmark and places it in the top one percent of business schools worldwide. 

Furthermore, CBS performs well in a variety of rankings such as the Financial Times, QS Business Master Rankings or The Economist.  

The FTMBA and EMBA programmes have a number of accreditations, including PIM, CEMS, AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. The programmes rank highly in global rankings including the FT 2020 and 2021, The Economist Which MBA Ranking 2020, as well as the 2020 QS MBA Rankings. and the 2018 Financial Times Top MBAs for women, only to mention a few. 

CBS offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs taught in Danish, English, or a combination of both. The MBA programmes are taught entirely in English.

The CBS MBA Alumni Society is the longest-running and most extensive international MBA alumni network in Scandinavia, with more than 1.600 members of over 80 nationalities

Admissions criteria varies at CBS and depends on the program. While Bachelor and Master degrees in Denmark are usually free of charge for Danish and international students from the EU, students from non-EU states need to pay tuition fees. CBS MBA programmes however always require tuition fees. 

To find out more about Copenhagen Business School MBA Programmes, please visit theirs social media platforms: Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Instagram and read their blog

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The Copenhagen MBA commences in early October and ends the following September.

The sooner we receive your documents, the sooner we can process your application. We strive to provide feedback and assessment on applications on an ongoing basis. Please note that we have three application deadlines in 2021 for the October 2021 intake: 10 January 2021,10 April 2021, 10 June 2021 (non-EU candidates) and 10 July 2021 (EU candidates).

These are the essential requirements for the Copenhagen MBA:

  • Bachelor degree or an equivalent professional qualification
  • Academic transcript
  • At least three years of full-time post-bachelor degree work experience
  • A good GMAT score (the class average is 655) or a combined GRE score of 320
  • Two references, to be provided within the application software
  • One essay of 500 words, one essay of 300 words plus an optional essay of 300 words
  • A completed online application form
  • Good command of English (applicants who have completed their higher education in English or work in English are exempted from taking an English Language test.)
  • Interview (for those who are invited)


We offer a limited number of scholarships for exceptional candidates joining the full-time MBA. These are merit-based regardless of your nationality, although we do also offer some merit- and country-specific scholarships.

Please note that admission decisions will be made prior to decision on the scholarships. Admission decisions are not influenced by your application for scholarships.

Due to the limited number of available scholarships, candidates should actively look for alternative sources of funding.


There is no application fee when applying for any of the CBS MBA programmes.