With cyclists zooming down wide avenues, passing harbourside spots to sip wine and swim, and new bakeries offering more buttery pastries, life in Copenhagen looks picture-perfect.
And it is. The city is green, innovative and progressive; its people happy. The Danish capital ranks #1, the happiest and safest in the Prosperity Index 2022.
If you’re looking for more meaning, more insight, more opportunity and more career progression, this is the place to be. Your programme of choice? The Copenhagen Full-Time MBA. Here’s why:
A personalised and triple-accredited programme
The programme is offered by the Copenhagen Business School (CBS), part of an exclusive group of business schools worldwide to hold the triple crown of international accreditations: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. It is ranked 24th in the QS Global MBA Rankings: Global 2022.
More importantly, it’s a programme that provides an intensive yet rewarding learning experience. “When you join CBS, you are committing yourself to the discussion of innovative and entrepreneurial business models, sustainable organisational forms and economics practices within the perspective of corporate sustainability and leadership,” says Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, President of CBS.
Students can make their MBA degrees their own. They can choose between one of four concentrations — Digitalisation, Entrepreneurship, Finance, or Governance and Sustainability — according to the direction they want to take their careers in.
An opportunity-rich city
Copenhagen is a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship that offers excellent post-MBA visa and work opportunities. “A look at the top employers and sectors of MBA alumni gives a good indication of the quality in the region,” says Mercedes Delgado, Associate Professor for the Concentration in Entrepreneurship (for CBS’s MBA and EMBA programmes).
“The top Full-Time MBA employers are major business names such as Novo Nordisk, Danske Bank, A.P. Moller Mærsk, Ørsted, Implement Consulting Group, Christian Hansen, Pandora and Danfoss. And let’s not forget, there’s an extremely healthy community of more than 1,000 impact startups – fast-growing companies that are committed to solving some of the planet’s biggest challenges.”
Students can complete their MBA year with a company in Denmark. Through the Internship Project, they not only gain commercial insight, but exposure to cutting-edge research and techniques. In 2021 and 2022, students got to put their knowledge to practice at the likes of Aasgaard Therapeutics, Deloitte and Danske Bank. There is also the opportunity to land a full time job after the internship, as is often the case.
Leading sustainability from the front
Copenhagen MBA graduates are set to become responsible leaders. Students must complete a rigorous 50-hour course in Managing Sustainable Corporations, divided into four broad topics: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, The New Global Rules of the Game, Business Imperative, and Earning Trust with Stakeholders.
“Copenhagen’s status as the “green capital of the world” and place at the forefront of renewable energy further enticed me to relocate here [in Copenhagen] to pursue an MBA at the CBS,” says graduate Luis Ignacio Figueras.
Financial support for students
At CBS, they acknowledge that every individual’s profile is unique. Hence, financial aid and scholarships are widely available to both local and international students that can help significantly reduce tuition fees.
Scholarships are funded by The Danish Society for Education and Business, E-Fellows Scholarship, Waldemar Schmidt Scholarship, and CBS Executive Scholarship of Excellence. Here are more details about CBS’s fees and financial funding options.
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