Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School, also known as CBS, is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. With more than 17,000 students and 1,300 staff members, CBS is also one of the largest business schools in Europe. CBS offers a wide range of business-oriented university programmes, and a research environment.

CBS's most senior executive is the President who is appointed by a Governing Board composed of a majority of external members.


CBS was established in 1917 by the Danish Society for the Advancement of Business Education (now known as FUHU), which is a private educational institution. In 1965 the business school became integrated as an institution of higher education in the Danish education system. Today it is regulated by the Danish Universities Act of 2003.

Academic programmes

CBS offers a range of university degrees in business economics and modern languages for international business communication in Denmark.

B.Sc. International Business and Politics
Due to globalization, relationships between business, governments and international institutions are becoming increasingly more important and therefore strong skills in analyzing these relationships have become essential. The Business and Politicsprogramme is a combination of economics, finance, management and political science. B.Sc. IBP is one of the bachelor degrees in Denmark with the highest GPA entrance requirement and each year it attracts an increased number of both Danish and international students. It is the only degree in Denmark with the described academic disciplinary combination.

The courses are focused around various aspects of economics and finance, business and management as well as international political economy disciplines. The political science dimension adds to the curriculum theoretical debates on democracy, power, political decision-making etc. preparing the students to analyze political processes in national and international organizations and political systems.

B.Sc. International Business
The International Business programme has several courses in basic business education. The three main course categories are: methods, economics, and managerial economics. While this categorization is also true of most of CBS’ programmes, there are several aspects, which are different from the other bachelor programmes.

The International Business programme boasts the highest GPA requirements of any undergraduate programme in Denmark.[1]

CBS Students
The student union, CBS Students, is an open organization that gives the students at CBS a place to meet and a forum for activities. Furthermore, the organization provides the opportunity to take part in ambitious and exciting tasks in co-operation with other students. CBS Students create a union and a network across different programs at CBS that students can benefit from for the rest of their lives. It tries to influence the academic policies at CBS.

360˚ Students for Sustainability
360˚ - Students for Sustainability is a student organization at CBS that encourages and enables students to meet and share knowledge about issues within the broad spectrum of sustainability. Here, certain topics are chosen as focal points for the ongoing projects and activities in the organization in order to put classic as well as less known issues of sustainability into new perspective.

AIESEC CBS is a part of the world’s largest student-lead organisation AIESEC. It focuses on providing a platform for leadership development as well as gaining experience and skills which are relevant today and in tomorrow’s business world. AIESEC is a service-based organisation and its core service is to facilitate internships for students in Denmark to go abroad and help students from abroad find internships in Denmark. The purpose behind AIESEC's service is to break down cultural barriers and create culturally aware managers for tomorrow’s business world.

IBP Union
For masters and bachelor students enrolled in the International Business and Politics programme at Copenhagen Business School the student organization IBP Union has been established in the attempt to further the integration of people studying IBP through social and academic activities.