At ISUP you have the possibility to choose from 40 exciting courses taught in English at Bachelor 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.

Bachelor level courses 2016

We do not have waiting lists for any ISUP course.

Course code and title

Course areas covered for graduate admission at cbs

BHAAI1001U Basic statistics for business and economics Quantitative Methods/ Statistics or Social Science Methodology or BA*  
BHAAI1003U Undergraduate consumer behavior and customer analysis Marketing or BA*  
BHAAI1009U Principles of financial accounting Accounting or BA*  
BHAAI1011U Undergraduate financial modeling Finance or BA*  
BHAAI1014U International marketing management – Strategic thinking for managing and marketing in a global economy Strategy or BA*
NB: Relevant during the selection process for the International Marketing and Management concentration at MSc in Economics and Business Administration
BHAAI1015U Introduction to Marketing Marketing or BA*  
BHAAI1020U Organizational Communication and Reputation Management - Theory and Practice General Communication
NB: The course may cover 2½ ECTS-points in Internal Communication and 5 ECTS-points in External Communication
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*  
BHAAI1028U Undergraduate corporate finance Finance or BA*  
BHAAI1034U The persuasive power of external communication in shaping business fates and fortunes External Communication or General Communication  
BHAAI1041U Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Analysis Organization or Psychology or BA*  
BHAAI1046U Politics in the European Union Political Science/Theory or Politics in general or Politics/ Culture/ Society Studies  
BHAAI1047U Politics and economics of globalization International Politics or Politics in general or Politics/ Culture/ Society Studies  
BHAAI1048U Business Anthropology and Organizational Ethnography Social Science Methodology or BA*

NB: Relevant during the selection process for the MSc in Business, Language and Culture
BHAAI1051U Management of the creative industries Creative Industries or BA*  
BHAAI1052U The Next Über: Economics, Strategy, Technology and Entrepreneurship in the Sharing Economy Innovation or Entrepreneurship or BA*

NB: Relevant during the selection process for the E-Business concentration at MSc in BA and Information Systems
BHAAI1053U Operations and Supply Chain Management BA*  
BHAAI1054U IT Risk Management and Governance Information Systems

Relevant during the selection process for the E-Business concentration at MSc in BA and Information Systems
BHAAI1055U Managerial Accounting Accounting or BA*  
BHAAI1056U Intercultural Negotiation Culture/ Society Studies  
BHAAI1057U Persuasion and Marketing Communication: Theory and Practice External Communication or General Communication  
BHAAI1058U The Politics of Public-Private Partnerships Politics in general or Politics/ Culture/ Society Studies  

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

Timetable and class format

PDF iconISUP Timetable and classrooms 2016 pdf

ISUP courses and classrooms will also be available in students' CBS Calendar on

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 27 June or 28 June 2016
  • The last day of teaching will be 27 July or 28 July 2016
  • Exam period: 1-5 August 2016

We will not offer intensive graduate level courses (3 weeks of teaching + 3 weeks home project assignment) in 2016.

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 withdrawal

Students can withdraw from courses depending on the student category.

  1. CBS students taking ISUP courses as electives (valgfag) can withdraw on 22 March 2016 at the latest through the STADS self service system. After deadline please contact Student Hub for further information.
  2. Students from other Danish universities with a course pre-approval (meritstuderende), European Freemovers/fee-paying, Non-European Freemovers/fee-paying and Open University/fee-paying (tomplads) can withdraw by writing to not later than 27 May 2016. Please note, that reimbursement of tuition fee is not possible after this date.
  3. Danish and European students taking ISUP courses as supplementary courses (to get access to a Master’s programme) can withdraw not later than 30 June 2016 by writing to Admissions Office informs students about acceptance/rejection to a Master’s programme on 15 June 2016).

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.

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 workload in ISUP is 206 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 carry required books 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 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 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 (mid/end-May at the latest)

Link to LEARN


The page was last edited by: ISUP Secretariat // 02/04/2016