Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is a Danish public university, which is located in the heart of Denmark’s capital. CBS roots can be traced back to 1917 when it was established by the Danish Society for the Advancement of Business Education and Research (FUHU). Now, in 2019, CBS has 20,000 students and 1,500 employers, making it one of the largest business schools in Europe.Show more
I did my Bachelors at CBS and their academic excellence and career opportunities led me to pursue my Masters in Accounting, Strategy and Control. I was very lucky to go on an exchange in Singapore for one semester it boosted me to get a career in a global firm. I like that it is super modern and has all the facilities for the business student in 2019. Especially, I liked the library and Bitlab where I spent most of my time studying. However, note that it is very demanding and studying here is no joke. Everything is very competitive and you are among the most excellent business students in the country. The interaction with international students helped me to see different perspectives in business and culturally and I was lucky to make friends from any part of the world. CBS is like a brand in Denmark. Every serious business company prioritizes us over any other Danish university and also it is free for European citizens. Overall, I have a very satisfying experience at CBS and I’m looking to continue my academical career even further.View more
All I have to say regarding my experience at CBS is that it is AMAZING. Having been tutored by world-class academic staff, I can definitely support that I am receiving the best of quality regarding my studies in Digital Marketing. Staff is very friendly and easy to approach. In addition, the facilities we enjoy are top class and meet any demands. Keep in mind that, EU citizens do not pay any fees. Student life might be non-existent here, but the location of the University in The very center of Copenhagen has a huge variety of choices to offer to students regarding their entertainment. Accommodation might be a problem, but early research of the market can be very useful. In addition, the University promotes diversity. In CBS University you can meet people from the whole world which is quite interesting. I definitely suggest CBS for any student who he’s interested in pursuing a career in marketing or business.View more
I have been enrolled in this university for 2 semesters. What I took from this experience is that there is nothing better out there for those looking for professional growth while being guided by some of the top-notch professors in Scandinavia. They have a really strong focus in technology and digital transformation and they are up to date to guarantee you land a job in the modern fast-evolving world. They also embrace diversity which means many students come from any part of the world and it takes the entire learning experience to another level. You simply learn from every other student cause everyone has different experiences and background which makes you open your mind and see the world from a different angle. In Denmark, even businesses prioritize people who graduate from CBS as it’s commonly perceived as the most prestigious university for business graduates.View more
The environment here is really great. Despite the well organized buildings and libraries, there are also places for students to just stay and relax also even study in the corners of each campus. The professors are mostly really nice and try to interact with students a lot. So, to sum up, the environment is really nice for studying here.View more
Quality education where it emphazises the importance of academic. No finger to put on this aspect of the school.
However, sometimes the administration and IT can be lacking a bit, but in general a really good choice for education!
Classes are challenging and conducted in a professional manner. CBS offers a wide range of possibilities to develop outside of the classes! Libraries and other facilities on the campus are very well adjusted to the student needs.View more
I am currently a Master student at CBS, but I have also completed a Bachelor’s Degree in this university. I am quite satisfied with my studies and the teaching level. However, when compared to other business schools, it becomes apparent that most courses at CBS strive to find a good balance between theoretical insight and real-life examples. Compared to my exchange university, the projects that I have found myself writing at CBS have a far less practical application and also leave little room for creativity. If the teaching is heavily theoretical, on the bright side, the university arranges a number of events throughout the year to encourage students to apply their knowledge, in the form of career fairs, case competitions, and other events organized by student associations. In my experience, teachers are very easily approachable and happy to answer your questions. A foreign student like me will find a more international environment at Master level, since the number of international (or at least non-Scandinavian) students enrolled in the Bachelor programs is quite low. However, all communication (both oral and written) from teachers and the university offices is always in English. Administrative offices, student guidance services, the career center, and the international office are definitely worth a mention. All of the requests that I have had throughout the years have always been met with kindness, promptness and efficiency.View more
I took an MSC in Innovation and Business Development. The program was quite underwhelming,
with more than a few structural weaknesses in the main study curricula. Bottom line the
content was very fluffy and doesn’t really teach you much. Severe lack of practical experiences.
Bureaucracy is tragic, and grading criteria can be quite weird for non Danes, as CBS loves to
assign grades based on “Learning objectives” which are little more than a generic list of
obvious things and other less clear elements.
The good aspects of CBS mostly rely in the surrounding community. Student organizations,
ongoing events on many many topics and globally the possibility to get a lot of exposure
to a lot of different topics quickly, really boost your experience.
Another good point is the many opportunities to go on exchange. A special mention should also
go to the career center that actually provides stellar support, unlike many other “help desks”
My studies were alright. A lot of reading, which for me as an international with a job on the side was impossible to keep up with. Though, you can catch up before exam time if you attend classes and take into account what the teachers are interested in knowing. I graduated with a high grade (10) so you can do it too!
It does lack the international mindset in my opinion. Its social media is mostly in Danish but they do publish in English every now and then. The international student proportion compared to Danish is very low, especially because the majority of internationals were still from the Scandinavian countries.
Study-wise there are a lot of mix ups and late announcements, confused professors about guidelines (Bachelor guidelines were not up to date until 2 days before hand in, therefore lot of us lost about 1000dkk on printing and time)
The graduation ceremony was just of poor performance. No graduation hats, no names of graduates read, only 3 students were featured, speakers (lecturers) were only teaching 1/3 of the class so the majoroty of us didn’t even know the person speaking. Afterall, we had a small reception but without cakes. Though the food was ok, I feel like there is a lot of improvement here. Bachelor graduates deserve as nice of a ceremony as the masters… Not all of us want to study further on at CBS so we should receive equal treatment.
I graduted in June but still didn’t receive my degree.
Overall, the school’s good reputation is a plus so I guess that justifies my 3*.View more
My Danish programme was quite case and school book oriented which is good for a business school, but I think the academic level was slacking compared to my exchange university. At the same time we weren’t taught any specific practical skills within my field. Those classes that did include difficult research articles were often the least popular among students. I often felt that students weren’t really eager to learn, be challenged and development. In general students were quite lazy – not attending classes, not doing readings so that they couldn’t participate and not doing assignments. Classes and assignments were not compulsory, assignments and exams were often done in groups (to save teacher’s time), and assignments weren’t graded, so it was very hard to develop and learn from class assignments at an independent level. Teachers would teach us and grade our work according to their own personal perspective. Very little connection with the teachers. Students hardly met for classes, some classmates I wouldn’t see for two years, and it was hard for the teacher to engage students and in general the environment didn’t make you feel comfortable about raising your hand a lot. It actually demotivated me so much that I went to my exchange university for my master where the experience had been very different. Our dissertation was also not so academic and students could choose to do this in groups. We were in fixed groups throughout the semesters in different courses. All this group work often had a lot of drama, sometimes with some members dominating. Would have been much better to mix groups around to make it more fair for everyone. One group hired our teacher assistant, not as tutor preparing them for the exam but to read their exam paper and correct mistakes. How can this happen? Our introduction week was only focused on partying hard and the mentors definitely pushed that on us. In the first week you’d be judged according to how fun you are at parties. Hm.. it’s a good school but space for many improvements at least for this programme.
Some students found CBS very intense compared to their exchange universities, other students, like me, found it the opposite. I can only compare to one other top university. Might be very different if I’d had a different exchange university.View more