At ISUP, you have the possibility to choose from more than 50 exciting courses taught in English at undergraduate and graduate levels. The programme covers a wide range of classic business courses, as well as more diverse, innovative and entrepreneurial courses. Below you can find the course catalogue, the timetable and other course-related information

Undergraduate courses 2015
Undergraduate course "snapshots" 2015 (PDF)

Course code and title

Course areas covered for graduate admission at cbs

 BHAAI1002U Brand management Marketing or BA*  
BHAAI1003U Undergraduate consumer behavior and customer analysis Marketing or BA*  
BHAAI1015U Introduction to Marketing Marketing or BA*  
BHAAI1033U Marketing strategy for startups Marketing or BA*  
BHAAI1020U Organizational communication and reputation management Internal Communication or General Communication  
BHAAI1034U The persuasive power of external communicationg in shaping business fates and fortunes External Communication or General Communication  
BHAAI1035U Business, society and ethics Philosophy/ Social Theory/ Sociology or Culture/ Society  
BHAAI1036U Sustainability and global food security – an analysis of theory and practice Culture/ Society  
BHAAI1037U Sustainability and urbanization - an analysis of economic and policy considerations Culture/ Society  
BHAAI1011U Undergraduate financial modeling Finance or BA*  
BHAAI1013U Undergraduate international financial management and hedging Finance or BA*  
BHAAI1028U Undergraduate corporate finance Finance or BA*  
BHAAI1038U Fundamentals of finance – global issues Finance or BA*  
BHAAI1039U Innovation and creativity Innovation or BA*  
BHAAI1049U Undergraduate creative problem solving in business Innovation or BA* Relevant for the selection process at the MSc in Social Sciences – Organisational Innovation and Entrepreneurship
BHAAI1016U Foundational perspectives in leading and managing organizations Organization or BA*  
BHAAI1041U Organisational behaviour Organization or Psychology or BA*  
BHAAI1040U Organization theory and design - APPROVAL PENDING Organization or BA*  
BHAAI1051U Management for the creative industries Creative Industries or BA*  
BHAAI1009U Principles of financial accounting Accounting or BA*  
BHAAI1017U Principles of management accounting Accounting or BA*  
BHAAI1022U Principles of macroeconomics Macroeconomics or Economics or BA*  
BHAAI1023U Principles of microeconomics – a business perspective Microeconomics or Economics or BA*  
BHAAI1024U Principles of microeconomics – a policy perspective Microeconomics or Economics or BA*  
BHAAI1042U Introduction to strategic thinking Economics or BA*  
BHAAI1043U Strategic supply chain management:  Building the lean and agile business BA*  
BHAAI1001U Basic statistics for business and economics Quantitative Methods/ Statistics or BA*  
BHAAI1044U An introduction to econometrics Quantitative Methods/ Statistics or BA*  
BHAAI1045U Fundamentals of Internet technology and business models Information Systems Relevant for the selection process at the MSc in BA and Information Systems – E-Business
BHAAI1046U Politics in the European Union - Theoretical and empirical approaches Political Science/Theory or Politics in general or Politics/ Culture/ Society  
BHAAI1047U Politics and economics of globalization International Politics or Politics in general or Politics/ Culture/ Society  
BHAAI1014U International marketing management – Strategic thinking for managing and marketing in a global economy Management or Strategy or BA*

Relevant for the selection process at the MSc in EBA – International Marketing and Management

BHAAI1048U Business anthropology and organizational fieldwork Management or BA* Relevant for the selection process at:
- MSc in EBA – International Marketing and Management
- MSc in Social Science in Organisational Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- MSc in Social Science in Management of Creative Business Processes

BHAAI1050U Psychology of decision making - We are not irrational, are we?


* BA is an abbreviation of Business Administration (the same as "generel erhvervsøkonomi" in Danish).

 Graduate courses 2015
Graduate course "snapshots" 2015 (PDF)

Course code and title

main Course areas

CCMVI2002U Advertising and marketing communications Marketing
CCMVI2014U Graduate consumer behaviour Marketing
CCMVI2000U Advanced graduate corporate finance Finance
CCMVI2001U Advanced international financial management and hedging Finance
CCMVI2017U Graduate financial modelling Finance
CCMVI2024U New models of entrepreneurial innovation Innovation
CCMVI2013U Social enterepreneurship, sustainable business practice and development economics: An integrated framework Entrepreneurship
CCMVI2020U Food for thought: Food security and entrepreneurship CSR and sustainability
CCMVI2011U Advanced perpectives in leading and managing organization Organization
CCMVI2008U Financial statement analysis Accounting
CCMVI2025U Cost analysis for decision-making Accounting
CCMVI2026U Supply chain analytics: Sustainability and risk management Supply Chain Management and Logistics
CCMVI2029U Applied statistical analysis for business and economics Statistics & Quantitative Methods
CCMVI2030U Advanced Internet business models Information Technology
CCMVI2027U Managing innovation and  knowledge in knowledge-based organizations - APPROVAL PENDING Information Technology
CCMVI2028U Macroeconomics and global issues Economics
CCMVI2023U Strategic market management: Marketing processes, practices and pitfalls in an era of hypercompetition Strategy

Extra courses at CBS in the summer 2015 administered by the CIEL office:

CCMVC1000U Beijing-Copenhagen Climate Challenge

CCMVC1001U Delhi-Copenhagen Climate Challenge

Timetable and class format

The timetable for 2015 will be announced in January 2015.

Regular courses

  • Each course will be taught 2 X 2.5 hours per week
  • Classes will be taught either on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays plus one extra session on the first or second Friday of the Programme
  • The first day of teaching will be 29 June or 30 June 2015
  • The last day of teaching will be 29 July or 30 July
  • Exam period: 3-6 August 2015

We will not offer intensive graduate courses (3 weeks of teaching + 3 weeks home project assignment) in 2015.

You cannot follow courses that take place at the same time - exams will also most likely be held at the same time. It is therefore very important that you check the course timetable before selecting courses.

Course change (add/drop)
Under special circumstances, you can to change courses from 15 April 2015 until Friday, 29 May 2015 (noon). It will only be possible for you to change courses if you fulfil the course prerequisites and if the course is open for course change which can be seen in the Course catalogue above.
Please note that you are expected to do Preliminary Assignments for all ISUP courses and start preparing for the course one month before the programme start, therefore change of courses at a later point will not be possible.

You can withdraw from courses on 20 June 2015 at the latest.

Preliminary Assignment
All courses include Preliminary Assignments in class 1.

To provide students with an incentive to start learning about the subject matter of the course before the start of the classes with a formalized activity that will ‘jump-­start’ their learning, thereby assisting them to get maximum value from the course.

These assignments should focus on introductory material on the subject of the course (text chapters, journal papers, video clips, etc.) with the aim of preparing for a specified task scheduled for Class 1 (first week of classes). The work required from students should equate to 4‐5 hours of preparation.

These assignments can be structured in various ways. For example, quizzes, short written reports, or presentations with a few PowerPoint slides can be used. They are aimed at providing students with practice in doing assignments and are not assessed Pass/Fail.

All materials will be uploaded on the LEARN learning platform one month before the programme start.
The assignments will be scheduled for Class 1. As these assignments will not be assessed Pass/Fail, no retry options will be given.

There will be no direct impact on final course grades, but preparing the assignment should help students to have a higher level of learning right from the start of the course with the consequence that they may be able to obtain a higher grade in the final examination.

Mandatory Mid-term Assignment
All courses include Mandatory Mid-term Assignments in class 6, and these assignments are the mandatory requirement for sitting Final Examinations.

  • To establish a formal prerequisite for sitting Final Examinations as an additional quality measure for ISUP courses
  • To provide students and faculty with an indication of the effectiveness of the knowledge transfer process at the half‐way point in the course

These assignments draw on course content, including all resource materials from the first five classes

These assignments will take the form of quizzes, short written reports, or presentations with a set of PowerPoint slides

The assignments will be presented in detail during Class 1 and will be scheduled for Class 6. For students whose performance on these assignments is assessed as ’Fail’, there will be the possibility of a retry attempt during Class 7 and, if necessary, a second retry attempt in Class 8.
NB: It is NOT possible to make special arrangements with individual ISUP faculty members

Since these assignments are the mandatory requirement for sitting Final Examinations, the names of all students who do not pass after a first retry attempt (and a second retry attempt, if necessary) are removed from the Final Examination Lists for the courses and these students will not be allowed to enter the examination room in the case of Written Examinations or to have their Home Assignments graded.

These assignments do not contribute to the final grades for ISUP courses at present, but they will determine whether student names are on Final Examination Lists. The names of students who do not pass after a first retry attempt (and a second retry attempt, if necessary) are removed from the Final Examination Lists and these students will not be allowed to enter the examination room for Written Examinations or to have their Home Assignments graded.
ECTS credits and class attendance
Each ISUP course is worth 7.5 ECTS credits, and two courses are equal to 15 ECTS or half a semester's full course load at CBS.

The work load in ISUP is 225 student work hours per course, and this includes participating in classes, course reading, group work and exams/written projects. A large portion of the learning process in our courses is outside of class, so students should be prepared to spend plenty of time reading before ISUP and during the programme.
At Danish universities class attendance is not mandatory. However, ISUP is a very intensive programme, and we expect that all students attend and actively participate in all classes.

Course literature
Pre-course readings
All courses include Preliminary Assignments that will be announced on the CBS LEARN (Learning Platform) one month before the programme start and will cover reading and reflecting on several background articles, journal papers, video clips etc. that will form the basis of short presentations, problem analyses or self-graded quizzes in class 1. During the programme it will be very difficult to catch up if you fall behind on the readings.

Final reading lists
The final course literature and reading lists will be updated in the individual course descriptions on our website and in syllabi on the learning platform LEARN as we receive them from the faculty members. The final details will be updated no later than one month before the programme start.

Will I have full access to the library and its facilities?
ISUP students will be given access to the library facilities, as well as to all electronic journals that CBS subscribes.

Do I need to buy literature and text books for all my courses?
Even though a copy of the required literature for each course will be available at the CBS library, since you will be sharing this resource with many other students we cannot guarantee that it will always be available to you. Therefore, we advise students to buy the required text(s) and use the CBS Library for supplementary reading. Please note sharing of textbooks during an exam is strictly prohibited.

Where and when can I buy the literature for my courses?
The CBS bookstore Academic Books will most likely carry all required books as well as compendia and course packs for ISUP courses. Information about literature will be available under “Reading lists” if you choose “CBS-Copenhagen Business School” and then “Summer University” one month before the programme start. Books and compendia will be on sale one month before the programme start.

Different version and editions
Textbooks written by the same author often exist in different versions and editions, and even though they have the same title, they might vary in content. At ISUP, we encourage our faculty members to use the European version where applicable, but since many of our faculty members come from the US, Canada and Australia other versions might be used. For that reason we cannot guarantee that Academic Books at CBS will be able to provide all ISUP textbooks. Please check the syllabus on the learning platform LEARN for further information.

CBS Learning Platform LEARN
What is LEARN?

LEARN serves three overall purposes:

  • Students find course information, syllabi, reading lists, information on preliminary and mandatory mid-term assignments etc.
  • Students access exam information and submit exam papers (home assignments and 4-hour written exams)
  • Students post messages and communicate with their instructor and fellow students

How do I get access?
After you have been admitted to the programme, the ISUP Secretariat will send your CBS username and password which is needed for logging in

Link to LEARN


The page was last edited by: ISUP Secretariat // 12/19/2014