Graduate courses

At CBS, we are able to offer a wide range of courses to our exchange students. CBS offers many cross-disciplinary courses that are unique in combination, for which CBS is known in offering a bridge to expand the understanding of business within society.

Copenhagen Business School

About courses and registration

We've collected the commonly sought bits of information about courses and registration here. If you still need more information, our contact details are in the bottom of the page.

 

1. Course catalog for exchange students
These graduate-level courses are offered to all graduate-level exchange students. Graduate-level exchange students may apply for courses on graduate-level and undergraduate-level (cbs.dk/undergrad). CEMS and double degree students should follow any special CEMS or double degree requirements or restrictions as instructed in their respective course catalogs.

 

2. Course registration for exchange students
All course registrations for exchange students must go through the CBS International Office. Do not contact any program secretariat, professor, or the Electives Secretariat directly. Contact grad.intoff@cbs.dk for any inquiries relating to course registration.

 

3. 30 ECTS requirement
Your student visa and/or residence permit is granted upon your status as a full-time student. At CBS, the work load for a full-time student is 30 ECTS. Thus, you are required to register for 30 ECTS. If you do not intent to meet this requirement, you should reconsider your participation in the exchange program at CBS.

 

4. (Pre-approval of) credit transfer
Apply for pre-approval of credit transfer for more courses than you need. Courses might be oversubscribed due to too many applicants or not be established due to too few applicants. Furthermore, course schedules might overlap or you might simply find that a course is not as relevant to your academic focus as you thought. In any case, having to obtain pre-approval for a new course choice could seriously delay your course application process. Therefore, you should apply for pre-approval for at least all your primary and all alternative course choices. Contact your home university for information on how to apply for pre-approval.

 

5. Primary and alternative course choices
In the online registration system, if your first primary choice for some reason is unavailable, we will attempt to register you in your first alternative choice. Thus, your choices work as follows:

  • Primary course 1 -> Alternative course 1
  • Primary course 2 -> Alternative course 2
  • Primary course 3 -> Alternative course 3
  • Primary course 4 -> Alternative course 4

6. Overloading
If your home university requires it, you may apply to courses worth a total of 37.5 ECTS. In order to do so, you must upload a letter from your home university stating the necessity of overloading and upload the letter to the online registration system.

 

7. Letter of priority
If you’re required to take a specific course to fulfill a requirement at your home university, or if a course is very important to your academic focus, ask your home university to write or sign a letter of priority. Students who upload such a letter to the online registration system will be prioritized for courses which might otherwise be oversubscribed. The letter must state the full code and title of the course(s) in question and why it is vital to you. Note that a letter of priority only carries weight when uploaded to the registration system during initial registration to CBS, after which numbers of seats are predistributed and letters of priority can no longer be accommodated.

 

8. English language proficiency
Unless exempted, you must upload documentation for your English language proficiency. Please read our English proficiency FAQ to find out if you're exempt or what documents are valid.

 

9. Courses with special application
A small number of courses have a special application procedure. This procedure is explained under “Prerequisites” in the course description and you must follow this procedure even when you're an exchange student. If you apply for any such course, you must also apply for it in the online registration system.

 

10. Course registration rounds
There will be more than one chance to register/change courses. We will give you specific information before each of the three registration rounds (see more in "Dates and deadlines").

 

11. Course schedules
Course schedules are unavailable at the time of the first course application round. The various study programs need to know the number of applicants to decide whether a course can or cannot be established, after which the established courses are then scheduled. This process is repeated after the second course registration round (see "Dates and deadline"). Final course schedules are usually published in August when you'll be able to see them in calendar.cbs.dk.

 

12. Undergraduate-level exchange students
Undergraduate-level exchange students may apply for one graduate-level elective course. Applications are assessed case-by-case and permission is granted only in special circumstances and on the condition that seats are available after all graduate-level students have made their choices. Providing a letter of priority from your home university does not grant an undergraduate student a place in a graduate-level course. Contact grad.intoff@cbs.dk for information.

 

13. Exam plans
Exam plans are unavailable at the time you would normally book your round-trip tickets. The various study programs need to know the number of students enrolled to be able to start planning exams. In general, semester courses will have exams that take place in December (fall semester) or May (spring semester). Q2 courses and Q4 courses will have exams that take place in January (Q2) and June (Q4), so if the exam format is anything other than "Home assignment - written product", you should expect to stay in/return to Denmark for your exam in January/June.

Dates and deadlines

Fall 2016

Course registration deadlines

Course changes are not permitted between rounds. Course changes are not possible after last course application round. Specific instructions are e-mailed to the student before each round.

Period

Medium

Note

April 19 – 26, 2016

Online registration system

Application is not on first come, first served basis

June 14 – 21, 2016

Application per e-mail form

Application is on first come, first served basis

August 30 – September 6, 2016

Application per e-mail form

Application is on first come, first served basis

Spring 2017

Course registration deadlines

Course changes are not permitted between rounds. Course changes are not possible after last course application round. Specific instructions are e-mailed to the student before each round.

Period

Medium

Note

October 25 – November 1, 2016

Online registration system

Application is not on first come, first served basis

December 6 – 13, 2016 (to be confirmed)

Application per e-mail form (to be confirmed)

Application is on first come, first served basis (to be confirmed)

January 31 – February 7, 2017

Application per e-mail form (to be confirmed)

Application is on first come, first served basis (to be confirmed)

 

Semester dates

The periods below are approximate across CBS electives. Individual course timetables must be checked on Calendar, and exact exam dates must be checked in your my.cbs.dk.

Course type / length

Teaching period

Exam period,
ordinary

Exam period,
first retake
Exam period,
second retake

Q3, i.e. third quarter or first half of spring semester

Late January - Late March

Late March - Early April

Late May - Early June Late March - Early April
the following year

Q4, i.e. fourth quarter or second half of spring semester

Mid-April - Early June

Early June - Mid-June

Late August - Early September Early June - Mid-June
the following year

Semester (if neither Q3 or Q4 is noted in the course catalog, the course is a semester course)

Late January - Mid-May

Late April - Late June

Early August - Early September Late April - Late June
the following year

Course catalogs

All exchange students

GRADUATE COURSES AVAILABLE TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS -- SPRING 2017

During the spring semester, you may choose among core program courses and elective courses. More information is available under each section below.

If a program has so indicated, the right-hand information box on the course description shows which quarter the course is offered. Read more under the "Dates and deadlines" tab, "Spring" accordion. Students are advised against taking more than two quarter-courses in the same quarter, i.e. max. two Q3- courses or max. two Q4-courses.

 

CBS CORE PROGRAM COURSES AVAILABLE TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS -- SPRING 2017 

Graduate exchange students have the great opportunity of enrolling in these CBS core program courses. However, note that the number of seats in these courses are limited and that there might be a risk of schedule overlap as the course schedules and exam schedules for the electives and core courses are administered by different secretariats with no need for coordination since program students are not doing electives when they are in their core courses.

NOTE: Core program courses are not open to undergraduate exchange students, as a bachelor degree is required for taking these courses.

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

COURSES FROM MA IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS - INTERCULTURAL MARKETING
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
CIBMO1003U Business to Business Sales and Relations Management (7.5 ECTS)
  • Customer behaviour
  • Communication
  • Cultural studies
Previously: Stakeholder Relations management - ICM
CIBMO1001U Consumer Culture and Communication (7,5 ECTS)
  • Globalization and international business
  • Intercultural studies
  • Communication
 

 

 

Courses from MA in International Business Communications - Multicultural Communication in Organizations
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
  • Globalization and international business
  • Intercultural studies
  • Communication
 
  • Intercultural studies
  • Communication
  • Language
 
  • Globalization and international business
  • Communication
  • Language
 

 

Courses from MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems & E-business 
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
  • Information technology
  • Organization
 
  • Information technology
 
  • Information technology
 
  • Globalization and international business
  • Economics
 
  • Communication
 
  • Information technology
  • Management
  • Methodology and philosophy of science
 

 

Courses from MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Accounting, Strategy and Control (CM-ASC)
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
  • Finance
 
  • Economics
 
  • Economics
 

 

Courses from MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Brand and Communications Management (CM-BCM)
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
  • Marketing
 
  • Marketing
  • Economics
 
  • Customer behaviour
  • Marketing Strategy
 

 

Courses from MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Finance and Investments (CM-FIN)
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
  • Finance Statistics and quantitative methods
Assumes students have followed courses equivalent to the courses Quantitative Methods, Investments, and Corporate Finance in the same program
  • Finance
Assumes students have followed courses equivalent to the courses Quantitative Methods, Investments, and Corporate Finance in the same program
  • Finance
Assumes students have followed courses equivalent to the courses Quantitative Methods, Investments, and Corporate Finance in the same program

 

Courses from MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Finance and Strategic Management (cM-FSM)
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
  • Globalization and international business
  • Strategy
 
  • Corporate governance
  • Economics
 
  • Finance
 

 

Courses from MSc in Economics and Business Administration - International Business (CM-IBS)
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
  • Economics
 
  • Globalization and international business
  • Strategy Supply chain management and logistics
Q3
  • Economics
 
  • Economics
 

 

Courses from MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Management of Innovation and Business Development (CM-MIB)
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
  • Globalization and international business Strategy
Q4
  • Accounting Economics
Q4

 

Courses from MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Strategic Market Creation (CM-SMC)
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
  • Marketing
Final exam June
  • Marketing
Final exam June
  • Marketing
Final exam June

 

Courses from MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Strategy, Organisation and Leadership (CM-SOL)
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
  • Innovation
  • Organization
Q3
  • Organization
Q4
  • CSR and sustainability
  • Organization
Q3

 

Courses from MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Supply Chain Management (CM-SCM)
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
  • Globalization and international business
  • Supply chain management and logistics
 
  • Supply chain management and logistics
 
  • Supply chain management and logistics
 
  • Supply chain management and logistics
 

 

COURSES FROM MSC IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND INNOVATION IN HEALTH CARE
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
CIHCO2002U Innovation in clinical processes and Health Care delivery (7,5 ECTS)
  • Innovation
  • Project and change management
Q3
CIHCO2001U Foundations of Health Care IT (7,5 ECTS)
  • Information technology
Q3
 

 

Courses from MSc in Advanced Economics and Finance ( oecon)
Course code and title Main academic discipline Note / status
Economics You need to apply by sending motivational letter and CV to: oecon.eco@cbs.dk Deadline: TBC
Economics You need to apply by sending motivational letter and CV to: oecon.eco@cbs.dk Deadline: TBC
Economics You need to apply by sending motivational letter and CV to: oecon.eco@cbs.dk Deadline: TBC; Q4
Economics You need to apply by sending motivational letter and CV to: oecon.eco@cbs.dk Deadline: TBC. Semester course, but more intensive in Q3

 

CBS ELECTIVE COURSES AVAILABLE TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS -- SPRING 2017

The following elective courses have been opened to graduate exchange students. CEMS and Double degree students should read about any special CEMS or Double degree requirements or restrictions in the appropriate tab above.

NOTE: Undergraduate-level exchange students may in special circumstances be given permission to enroll in one graduate-level elective course. Send an e-mail to grad.intoff@cbs.dk with the appropriate documentation (see no. 12 in the "About courses and registration" tab).

 

Course code and title

Main academic discipline

Note / status

BINBV1106U  Danish Integrated Skills (7,5 ECTS)

  • Communication 
  • Language
 

CCBLC1003U  Edinburgh-Copenhagen Urban Challenge (7,5 ECTS)

  • CSR and sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance

One quarter

CCBLV1601U Poverty, Sustainability and the Private Sector (7,5 ECTS)

  • CSR and sustainability
  • Globalization and international business
  • International political economy

 

 CCMVV1401U  Business Analytics and Decision Making (7,5 ECTS)

  • Finance
  • Economics

Q3

CCMVV1402U  Data Science: Data Driven Decision Making (7,5 ECTS)

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Economics

Q3

CCMVV1412U  From good idea to venture: How high-potential start-up companies overcome strategic issues (7,5 ECTS)

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Strategy

 

CCMVV1616U  Financial Models in Excel (Full Semester) (7,5 ECTS)

  • Finance

 

CCMVV1641U  Strategy Execution (7,5 ECTS)

  • Management
  • Organization
  • Strategy

Q3

CCMVV1652U  Strategic Change Management (7,5 ECTS)

  • Organization
  • Project and change management
  • Strategy

Q3

CCMVV1671U  Human Ressource Management (7,5 ECTS)

  • Human resource management
  • Management
  • Organization

Q3

CCMVV1680U  Managing Organizational Change and developmen (7,5 ECTS)

  • Management
  • Organization
  • Business psychology

 

CCMVV1686U Marketing Communication research and Plannind (7,5 ECTS)

  • Marketing

Q3

CCMVV1692U  Operations and Supply Chain Management (7,5 ECTS)

  • Globalization and international business
  • Innovation
  • Supply chain management and logistics

Q3

CCMVV2607U  Go-to-market marketing for startups and innovative products/services (7,5 ECTS)

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Strategy

 

CCMVV2608U  Incentives in Organizations (7,5 ECTS)

  • Managerial economics
  • Human resource management
  • Economics

Q3

CCMVV3015U  Cultivating powerful identities (7,5 ECTS)

  • Human resource management
  • Management
  • Business psychology

 

CCMVV4002U  Personnel Economics (7,5 ECTS)

  • Corporate governance
  • Human resource management
  • Organization

Q3

CCMVV4009U  Luxury Management and Marketing; artful European strategies for global markets (7,5 ECTS)

  • Philosophy and ethics
  • Globalization and international business
  • Marketing

Q3

CCMVV4015U  The Power of (marketing) language: How names, frames, and phrases affect our perception, judgments and decisions (7,5 ECTS)

  • Customer behaviour
  • Communication
  • Marketing

Q3

CCMVV4025U  International Negotiations (7,5 ECTS)

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Strategy

Q3

CCMVV4034U   The Role of Emotions in Marketing Communication Management (7,5 ECTS)

  • Communication
  • Marketing

Q3

CCMVV4037U  The Economics of Sports (7,5 ECTS)

  • Economics

 

CCMVV4100U  Applying Excel Models in Operations Management (7,5 ECTS)

  • Management
  • Statistics and quantitative methods
  • Supply chain management and logistics

Q3

CCMVV4102U Family Firms Challenges (7,5 ECTS)

  • Entrepreneurship

Q3

CCMVV4136 Business Models Management and Innovation (7,5 ECTS)

  • Innovation
  • Organization
  • Strategy

 

CCMVV5029U  Venture Capital and Private Equity (7,5 ECTS)

  • Finance

 

CCMVV5152U The Language og Advertising: Perception, Cognition and Communication (7,5 ECTS)

  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Cultural studies

Q4

CIBCV2051U  Translation in theory and practice (7,5 ECTS)

  • Intercultural studies
  • Communication
  • Language

 

CIBCV2053U  The art of strategic planning and communication campaign development (7,5 ECTS)

  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Strategy

 

CIBCV2055U  International advertising (7,5 ECTS)

  • Intercultural studies
  • Communication
  • Marketing

 

CIBCV2058U  The Rise of the BRICs  countries, Acheievements and Challenges ahead (7,5 ECTS)

  • Globalization and international business
  • International political economy
  • Political Science

 

CJURV1070U  Advanced EU Competition Law and Industrial Economics (7,5 ECTS)

  • Business Law
  • Economics

 

CJURV1073U  Interdisciplinary Corporate Law and Governance (7,5 ECTS)

  • Business Law
  • Finance
  • Globalization and international business

 

CSOCV1021U  Advanced International Entrepreneurship (7,5 ECTS)

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Globalization and international business
  • Strategy

 

CEBUV2024U  Digital Business Models (7,5 ECTS)

  • Information technology
  • Strategy

 

CEBUV2026U  E-Business Smartphone App Development (7,5 ECTS)

  • Information technology

 

CEBUV2027U  Managing Enterprise Architecture and Technology (7,5 ECTS) 

  • Corporate governance
  • Information technology
  • Strategy

 

CEBUV2030U  The Digital Dragon from the East: Learning from E-Commerce in China (7,5 ECTS)

  • Globalization and international business
  • Information technology
  • Management

 

CEBUV2033U  Advanced HCI topics, tools, and techniques/HCI in organizations (7,5 ECTS)

  • Information technology

 

CIEBV2025U  Designing Business IT (7,5 ECTS)

  • Information technology
  • Innovation
  • Experience economy

 

 

FAG PÅ DANSK (COURSES TAUGHT IN DANISH AVAILABLE FOR SCANDINAVIANS) -- SPRING 2017

Vedhæftede valgfag undervises på dansk og kan følges af dem som kan dansk. Eksamen i disse fag kan aflægges på dansk, norsk, eller svensk. For at gøre registreringssystemet simplere har vi udeladt fagene i vores online registration flow. Ønsker du at registrere dig på et eller flere af de dansksprogede valgfag, vælg da et "dummy"-fag i flowet og kontakt grad.intoff@cbs.dk med fuld fagkode og -titel på de(t) fag du gerne vil indskrives på.

Incoming CEMS students

Course requirements for incoming CEMS students can be found at CEMS.org and your my.cbs.dk.

Incoming double degree students

 

Questions: contact doubledegree@cbs.dk

 

Double Degree Requirements for MSc - SOC - CBP: ACME students from Bocconi

Autumn 2016 ECTS Spring 2017 ECTS
Electives approved for CBP students totalling** 22.5 CSCBO1095U: Managing Creative & Innovative Organisations 7.5
CSCBU1002U CBP Thesis work* (7.5) CSCBU1002U CBP Thesis work* (22.5)
Total 30 Total 30

*The CBS thesis is worth 30 ECTS credits in all. You will be working on it over two semesters, with the majority of the work concentrated in the spring semester.

**You may select courses that are offered as electives at CBS and as a a rule, you may not take first year courses from other degree programs, unless specifically approved as an elective. There are some electives on offer that might be closed for you as a CBP student, you can see the list here.

 

 

Double Degree Requirements for MSc EBA - SMC: MM students from Bocconi

Autumn 2016 ECTS Spring 2017 ECTS
CSMCO1001U Corporate Branding and Communities 7.5 CSMCO1037U Managing Knowledge, Projects & Teams 7.5
Electives approved for SMC students and totalling** 15 CSMCU1001U Thesis work* (22.5)
CSMCU1001U Thesis work* (7.5)    
Total 30 Total 30

*The CBS thesis is worth 30 ECTS credits in all. You will be working on it over two semesters, with the majority of the work going on in spring semester.

**As a cand.merc./MSc in Economics and Business Administration student (SMC concentration) you can choose all electives offered by the cand.merc. Study Board, with some exceptions. Please check the course description to see if the course is closed for the SMC concentration.
You can recognize cand.merc. electives by the course code CCMVV. For example: CCMVV1138U Financial Models in Excel. Some of the elective courses from other CBS programs may also be available for you, but may be closed for certain concentrations due to overlapping with first year. Some courses are not approved because they lack or have a weak connection to the business economic core area for the cand.merc.- program. You will find the "positive/negative" list here.

 

Double Degree Requirements for MSc EBA - MIB students from Bocconi

Autumn 2016 ECTS Spring 2017 ECTS
CMIBO1036U Project Management and Product Development 7.5 CMIBU1002U Thesis 30
Electives approved for MIB students totalling** 22.5    
Total 30 Total 30

**As a cand.merc./MSc in Economics and Business Administration student (MIB concentration) you can choose all electives offered by the cand.merc. Study Board, with some exceptions. Please check the course description to see if the course is closed for the MIB concentration.
You can recognize cand.merc. electives by the course code CCMVV. For example: CCMVV1138U Financial Models in Excel. Some of the elective courses from other CBS programs may also be available for you, but may be closed for certain concentrations due to overlapping with first year. Some courses are not approved because they lack or have a weak connection to the business economic core area for the cand.merc.- program. You will find the "positive/negative" list here.

 

 

Double Degree Requirements for MSC IT - IMBE students from Mannheim

Autumn 2016 ECTS Spring 2017 ECTS

KAN-CINTO1012U Work, Technology and Management in Creative Businesses

7.5    

KAN-CINTO1019U Strategy Making in Global Environments

7.5 KAN-CINTO1005U Master's Thesis 30

KAN-CINTO1011U Big Data Management

7.5    
KAN-CINTO1010U  Evidence Based Management 7.5    
Total 30 Total 30

 

 

Double Degree Requirements for MSc EBA - AEF students from UNC Charlotte

Autumn 2016 ECTS Spring 2017 ECTS
KAN-CAEFO1076U  Inter-firm Relations: Industrial Organization 7.5

The Firm in a Global Environment

7.5
CAEFU1003U Thesis work** (22.5)

Business Project

7.5
    Firm Theory and Corporate Governance 7.5
    Thesis work** (7.5)
Total 30 Total 30

**The CBS thesis is worth 30 ECTS credits in all. You will be working on it over two semesters, with the majority of the work concentrated in the autumn semester.

 

Double Degree Requirements for MSc BLC - DCM students from Queens - to be confirmed

Autumn 2016 ECTS Spring 2017 ECTS

CCDCO1002U Diversity Management

7.5

Regional track courses with language

You must take 1 of these courses according to your choice of language:

  •  Business and Social Responsibility in Two Francophone Countries (French)
  •  CSR Practices in Germany (German)
  •  Business Strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)
  •  Institutions and Business Strategy in the Chinese Context (Chinese and Japanese)
     
7.5
CCDCO1001U Organisational Change 7.5 Regional track courses

You must take 1 of these courses:
  • Innovation in Flux: An Asian Perspective on Innovation
  • Leading and Managing in Latin America
  • Globalization and Organizations
  • The EU as a Global Actor
  • Managing Development Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa
7.5
CCDCU1011U Thesis Work 15 CCDCU1011U Thesis Work 15
Total 30 Total 30

 

Questions: contact doubledegree@cbs.dk

Innovations in Health Care students

See "Graduate courses for Innovations in Health Care joint program students -- fall 2016 (pdf)" below.

 

 

 

 

Previous semesters' course catalog

If you're a past exchange student at CBS and need to find course descriptions from previous years or if you're a prospective exchange student and would like to see which courses will likely be offered again, please see below. Prospective students for the fall semester should refer to the fall course catalog and prospective students for the spring semester should refer to the spring course catalog.

 

 

The page was last edited by: The International Office // 09/27/2016

Graduate Exchange Academic Advisors

Contact us for questions about graduate courses

E-mail: grad.intoff@cbs.dk
Phone: (+45) 3815 3006
Personal visit: CBS International Office, Dalgas Have 15, 2nd floor, West wing
Office hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30-12:00 & 13:00-15:00, Friday 9:30-12:00