Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

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Copenhagen Business School is one of the largest business schools in Northern Europe and a major centre for education and research with over 22,000 students in total. It is situated in the heart of Copenhagen and is part of the growing Øresund region.


Enjoy world-class teaching in an intimate setting. Triple accredited and ranked best single-university Executive MBA in the Nordic region by the Financial Times (2018), the CBS EMBA is a personalised programme with a global outlook and a distinctly Scandinavian feel.

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. 


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. 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.

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 #33 among European Business Schools in the 2018 Financial Times European Business School Ranking, and the Copenhagen MBA features as no 24 in the 2018 Financial Times Top MBAs for Women Ranking. Furthermore, the programme has been ranked in the top 15 in Europe by Bloomberg Businessweek in their 2018 Best B-Schools Ranking. The Copenhagen MBA is also included among the top-100 global MBA programmes in the 2018 Economist Which MBA? Ranking and features as no 31 globally and no 14 in Europe in the 2019 QS MBA Ranking. As an acknowledgment of the programme’s ambition to lead the way in responsible management education, the Copenhagen MBA has been ranked as no 14 globally in the 2018 Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking.

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. Twice, Monocle Magazine has awarded Copenhagen first place for being 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 who are eligible to apply for a work permit post-MBA under the Establishment Card scheme.

Copenhagen Business School – one of the largest Business Schools in Northern Europe

Copenhagen Business School is one of the largest business schools in Northern Europe and a major centre for education and research with over 22,000 students in total. It is situated in the heart of Copenhagen and is part of the growing resund region.

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  • Ft Ranking Masters: 38
  • Ft Ranking EMBA: 57
  • Economist Ftmba Ranking: 89
  • Class Size: 35 - 45
  • International Student Percentage: 90
  • Female Percentage: 40
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Course Length: 12
  • Employed Graduates Percentage: 100
  • Average Gmat: 655
  • Course Fee: EUR 44,000
  • Application Deadline: 10 Jan (mid-way) and 10 June (non-EU candidates) and 10 July (EU candidates)
  • Accredited: AACSBAMBAEQUIS
  • Aspen Inst Ranking: 43
  • Living Expenses: EUR 17,070
  • Businessweek Ranking: 84


Fatima Dhaif (Admissions Manager CBS FTMBA, message or connect with me on!)
“We want highly motivated individuals, people with an international outlook, people who are ready to be challenged and to challenge themselves. We want good communicators who will contribute and bring the value of their experiences to the class, individuals who will be actively engaged in the learning.” 

Admission Deadlines

We have three application deadlines throughout 2020 for the October 2020 intake, but strive to provide feedback and assessment on applications on an ongoing basis.
10 January (mid-way) and 10 June (non-EU candidates) and 10 July (EU candidates)
Please contact our Admissions Manager, Fatima Dhaif at to discuss your interest in the programme or ask questions regarding the admissions process.


  • 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 one 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 (see here for 'Selection Procedures')
* 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.