At ISUP you have the possibility to choose from more than 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 2017

We do not have waiting lists for any ISUP courses.

Course code and title

Course areas covered for graduate admission at cbs

BHAAI1009U Principles of Financial Accounting Accounting or BA*  
BHAAI1017U Principles of Management Accounting Accounting or BA*  
BHAAI1055U Managerial Accounting Accounting or BA*  
BHAAI1061U International Business BA*  
BHAAI1065U IT Project Management BA*
BHAAI1051U Management of the Creative Industries Creative Industries or BA*  
BHAAI1034U The Persuasive Power of external Communication in Shaping Business Fates and Fortunes External Communication or General Communication or Media, Communication and Design  
BHAAI1057U Persuasion and Marketing Communication: Theory and Practice External Communication or General Communication or Media, Communication and Design  
BHAAI1011U Undergraduate Financial Modeling Finance or BA*  
BHAAI1028U Undergraduate Corporate Finance Finance or BA*  
BHAAI1062U Corporate Finance and Company Valuation Finance or BA*  
BHAAI1066U Principles of Investment Finance Finance or BA*  
BHAAI1067U Undergraduate International Finance Finance or BA*


BHAAI1020U Organizational Communication and Reputation Management - Theory and Practice

General Communication or Media, Communication and Design.

NB: The course may cover 2½ ECTS-points in Internal Communication and 5 ECTS-points in External

BHAAI1022U Principles of Macroeconomics Macroeconomics or BA*  
BHAAI1063U Managerial Economics

Managerial Economics or Economics or BA*.

NB: The course may cover 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics.

BHAAI1003U Undergraduate Consumer Behavior  and Customer Analysis Marketing or BA *  
BHAAI1015U Introduction to Marketing Marketing or BA *  
BHAAI1023U Principles of Microeconomics – a business perspective Microeconomics or BA*  
BHAAI1024U Principles of Microeconomics – a policy perspective Microeconomics or BA*  
BHAAI1041U Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Analysis Organisation or BA*  
BHAAI1001U Basic Statistics for Business and Economics Quantitative Methods/Statistics or Social Science Methodology or BA*  
BHAAI1059U Business Anthropology and Organizational Ethnography

Social Science Methodology or BA*.

NB: Relevant during the selection process for the MSc in Business, Language and Culture

BHAAI1060U Business Research

Social Science Methodology or BA*.

NB: Relevant during the selection process for the MSc in Business, Language and Culture

BHAAI1014U International Marketing Managment: Strategic Thinking for Managing and Marketing in a Global Economy Strategy or BA*
BHAAI1064U Managing Strategically in a Globalised World Strategy or BA*  
BHAAI1054U IT Risk Management and Governance Information Technology/IT  

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

 Graduate level courses 2017

We do not have waiting lists for any ISUP course.

Course code and title

main Course areas

CCMVI2008U Financial Statement Analysis Accounting, Management; Strategy
CCMVI2025U Cost Analysis for Decision Making Accounting, Strategy  
CCMVI2039U Managerial Accounting Accounting, Management; Strategy


CCMVI2038U Psychology of Decision Making - We are not irrational, are we? Business psychology, Management; Strategy  
CCMVI2013U Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Business Practices and Development Economics: an integrated framework CSR and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship; Economics  
CCMVI2032U Business and Society: Beyond Compliance toward Sustainability, Innovation and Social Impact CSR and sustainability, Intercultural studies  
CCMVI2042U Behavioural Economics in Sustainability Policy CSR and sustainability, Management; political leadership and public management  
CCMVI2017U Graduate Financial Modeling Finance  
CCMVI2041U Graduate Corporate Finance Finance  
CCMVI2045U Impact Investing and Finance Finance  
CCMVI2046U Graduate International Finance Finance
CCMVI2043U China in the Global Economy Globalization and international business  
CCMVI2044U Managing Non-Profits - Learning from Principles and Practices Management, Political leadership and public management  
CCMVI2047U Project Management - Lean and Strategic Management  
CCMVI2014U Graduate Consumer Behaviour Marketing
CCMVI2049U Integrated Marketing Communications Marketing  
CCMVI2048U Organization: Team dynamics in Multinational Corporations Organization, Intercultural Studies; Globalization and international business  
CCMVI2029U Applied Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics Statistics and quantitative methods, Management; Economics  
CCMVI2050U Logistics and Supply Chain Concepts Supply Chain Management and Logistics  
CCMVI2051U Marketing Logistics and Retail Supply Chains Supply Chain Management and Logistics  
CCMVI2052U International Corporate Strategy Strategy, Globalization and international business  
CCMVI2053U Strategic Management - Competitive Strategy Strategy, Managerial economics  
CCMVI2054U Entrepreneurial Business Planning and Development Entrepreneurship, Innovation  

Class format

ISUP courses and classrooms will 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 second and third Friday of the Programme
  • The first day of teaching will be 27 June or 28 June 2017
  • The last day of teaching will be 27 July or 28 July 2017
  • Exam period: 31 July - 4 August 2017 ("Home Project Assignment" hand out 28 July at 12:00 due on 31 July at 12:00)

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. Also note that all "Home Project Assignments" (a 72-hour exam) will take place simultaneously. That means your exam submissions must be handed in on the same day and time.

Course withdrawal

Students can withdraw from courses depending on the student category.

  1. CBS students taking ISUP courses as electives (valgfag) can withdraw on 28 March 2017 at the latest through the STADS self service system. After deadline please contact Student Hub for further information.
  2. CBS students taking ISUP courses as mandatory courses must get a dispensation from their Study Board.
  3. Nominated exchange students must have a standard workload of two courses equivalent to 15 ECTS. Any deviation from the standard workload must be agreed upon in advance with your home university and the ISUP secretariat.
  4. Students from other Danish universities with a course pre-approval (meritstuderende), Non-European Freemovers/fee-paying and Open University/fee-paying (tomplads) can withdraw by writing to before 2 June 2017. Please note, that reimbursement of tuition fee after this date is only possible if you have been rejected to a graduate programme at CBS, or the completion of the courses is not listed as a condition for your acceptance to a graduate programme at CBS. CBS Admissions will send out letters mid-June 2017. Deadline for forwarding the letter to is 27 June. You will get a refund in August.

Preliminary Assignment and Feedback Activity
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.

Feedback Activity
A Feedback Activity defined by the course instructor will take place approx. half-way through the course. The Feedback Activity is optional and will have no direct impact on final course grades.

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) 3 weeks 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.

Reading lists
Primary (must-have) and secondary (nice-to-have) books will be updated in the individual course descriptions on our website. Additional material (cases and articles) and links will be posted on LEARN by the instructor.

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.

CBS Learning Platform LEARN
What is LEARN?

  • Students find course information, preliminary assignments, additional material etc.
  • 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

Sidst opdateret: ISUP Secretariat // 27/02/2017