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Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

CBS Executive MBA: Learn in six exciting cities

Enjoy world-class teaching in an intimate setting. Triple accredited and ranked no 64 of all EMBAS by Financial Times in 2021, the CBS EMBA is a personalised programme with a global outlook and a distinct Scandinavian feel. To further enhance your learning, you also have the opportunity to dive deeper into one of four Concentrations: Digitalisation, Finance, Entrepreneurship or Governance & Sustainability.

The CBS EMBA is designed to ensure you benefit from the connections you make and the networks you create. Study alongside executives from a diverse mix of industries and backgrounds. 

You will see benefits in your current role while you study. By allowing you to choose cases and exam projects from your own organisation, we enable you to put your newfound knowledge straight into practice. Set your business up for long-term success and create immediate ROI for your employer.

The Copenhagen MBA (Full-time MBA): Make your MBA your own

The triple-accredited Copenhagen MBA will challenge you, change you and boost your professional profile, giving you the confidence to accelerate your career and preparing you for sustainable business leadership.

Designed to integrate theory and practice, you will benefit from an unrivalled business focus that draws heavily from real-life scenarios. You will also be able to personalise your MBA by choosing from one of four Concentrations: Digitalisation, Finance, Entrepreneurship or Governance & Sustainability. The triple-accredited Copenhagen MBA attracts talented professionals to Denmark from around the globe for an intensive and rewarding learning experience. Though international in outlook, the programme’s foundations are built on Scandinavian values. During the MBA, you will get a chance to explore the Scandinavian leadership approach and work with successful executives and professionals as mentors and coaches.

Should you, like many of our alumni, decide to further your career in Denmark after your MBA, you will find plenty of opportunities to interact with potential employers in the programme and through our personalised MBA career service.

Next intake is for October 2022. Visit our website for more information about application deadlines. www.cbs.dk/ftmba

The Copenhagen MBA (Full-time MBA) and 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 to lead business into the future. As a CBS Executive MBA participant, you will travel to six exciting cities but the learning experience is 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. 

Turn your ambition into achievement with a full-time MBA from the triple-accredited Copenhagen Business School. Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s finest MBA programmes, you’ll be challenged from day one and given all the support, inspiration and training you need to make the most of your talent and potential. 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.

Rankings and Recognitions

Copenhagen Business School is ranked as no 26 among European Business Schools in the 2021 Financial Times European Business School Ranking. Furthermore, the programme has been ranked in the top 20 in Europe by Bloomberg Businessweek in their 2021-22 Best B-Schools Ranking. The Copenhagen MBA features as no 24 globally and no 11 in Europe in the 2022 QS MBA Ranking.

The CBS EMBA is ranked no 66 globally in the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2021. 

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. 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 who are eligible to apply for a work permit post-MBA under the Establishment Card scheme.

Programme Title: Full-time MBA and Executive MBA
Accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS
Type of Programme: Full-time and Executive MBA
Length of Course: 12 months for the full-time and 21 or 25 months for the EMBA
Starting Dates: September for EMBA (or opt to start with a Concentration in May), October for Full-time MBA

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Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is a century-old institution and one of the largest business schools in Northern Europe with over 22,000 students in total. As one of just a handful of business schools to be accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB, an MBA from Copenhagen Business School is a globally-respected qualification. Designed to offer a challenging combination of theory and practice, you will benefit from an unrivalled business focus that draws heavily from real-life scenarios. You will also develop a strategic understanding of the theories, concepts and methods that drive managerial decision making in the 21st Century.

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  • FT Ranking Global MBA: 31
  • FT Ranking EMBA: 27
  • Class Size: 40-50
  • International Student Percentage: 90
  • Female Percentage: 40
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Course Length: 12
  • Average Gmat: 655
  • Course Fee: EUR 44,000
  • Accredited: AACSB AMBA EQUIS
  • Businessweek Ranking: Top 20 in Europe

Fatima Dhaif (Admissions Manager CBS FTMBA, email: fdh.mba@cbs.dk)
“We look for talented individuals with a global mindset who want to make a difference and are ready to challenge themselves personally and professionally. Our admission process is very personal and we put a big effort into creating a diverse class to maximize the learning experience for each student. We look forward to connecting with you!”

Admission Deadlines

We have three application deadlines throughout 2022 for the October 2022 intake, but strive to provide feedback and assessment on applications on an ongoing basis.

10 January 

10 April

10 June (Non - EU citizens) 

10 July (EU citizens)

Please contact our Admissions Manager, Fatima Dhaif at fdh.mba@cbs.dk to discuss your interest in the programme or ask questions regarding the admissions process.


Minimum years of work experience: Three years post-bachelor degree for the full-time MBA and min. three years of managerial experience for the EMBA.

University degree: Bachelor required

GMAT: Good GMAT (class average is 655) or a combined GRE score of 320. The EMBA also accepts the CBS MBA Admissions Test.

English test: A good command of English is required. 

References: Two references

Language fluency: English

Tuition fees: 330,000 DKK (44,000 EUR approx.) for the full-time MBA. 425,000DKK (57,000 EUR approx.) for the EMBA.

Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance per year: 18,600 EUR (approx.) N/A for the EMBA.

Scholarships availabilities: Merit-based scholarships available.

* HD/Graduate Diploma in Business Administration accepted
** In certain cases internships and pre-Bachelor work experience will qualify towards this work experience. Please contact us to discuss your specific case for clarification on your eligibility.

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"Business as usual is no longer a viable option. As the world around us is changing rapidly, a growing number of people are looking for new ways to do business. Responsible management is becoming part of mainstream business thinking and students need to be able to understand its power in order to create positive change."

Dr Andreas Rasche, Associate Dean, The Copenhagen MBA.