Executive MBA with Flexibility

Embrace the full Executive MBA experience at a pace that suits you with our flexible option. The programme extends over 26 months, and also gives you the option to take a break in-between modules. It is a creative approach that you will find both fulfilling and accommodating.

CBS Executive MBA with Flexibility

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Executive MBA with flexibility

The Executive MBA with Flexibility stretches over 26 months and allows you to take a break in-between terms and resume studying when your schedule allows. This means you can complete the crucial last term at any time within five years of starting the programme and still graduate with a full Executive MBA degree.

The classes will be held on Fridays and Saturdays every other week. The tuition fee for the Executive MBA with Flexibility is DKK 390,000, payable in three instalments. The fee includes all expenses in connection with your study apart from the accommodation in Copenhagen and flight tickets. Please note that the tuition fee is subject to change both in price and in the planning of the programme.

Ours is a globally-focused programme that brings together senior executives and faculty from around the world. You will develop and refine a strategic mindset and gain an understanding of the newest management tools used by business leaders in today’s fast-paced world.

Format overview

CBS EMBA with flexibility course outline

"For me, having a degree of flexibility was important. Holding a full-time, senior executive job while pursuing my Executive MBA is a significant workload. I took advantage of the flexibility and planned ahead so that exams and class participation wouldn’t clash with work engagements."
Bjørn Sibbern, President of NASDAQ Copenhagen and Global Head of NASDAQ Commodities (2013 graduate)

Term 1 - General Management

During the first term, you will acquire a deep understanding of your own organisation, allowing you to analyse your current practices and giving you the tools to develop these to the highest level. You will study:

  • Contemporary Leadership Theories and Practices
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Managerial Economics
  • Leading Responsible Corporations (CSR) and Supply Chain Management
  • Term Project

The Supply Chain Management course will take place in Shanghai, led by faculty from Cranfield University.

Term 2 - Business Analysis and Leadership

The second term takes you deeper into the business environment and deals with issues of complexity, macro perspectives on management and methodology. You will study the environment in which your organisation operates, learning to master and predict the external factors influencing your business. Courses include:

  • Reflexive Leadership
  • Human Resource Management and Performance Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Marketing
  • Elective 1
  • Term Project

The Marketing course will take place in Chicago, with classes at Kellogg School of Management.

Term 3 - Business Development and Innovation

Having gained a thorough and holistic view of your organisation and its operating environment, you will enter the third and final term, during which you will use your new perspectives to understand how to successfully develop and innovatively lead your organisation. The business courses you will study are:

  • Strategy Development
  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Elective 2
  • Integrated Strategy Project (Thesis)

In addition, you will hand in your final thesis at the end of this term – before being awarded with your Executive MBA degree at a graduation ceremony!

 Podcasts - Listen to the students perspective on the EMBA courses

Below three podcasts are in Danish. Each podcast introduces and evaluates the three terms that make up the CBS EMBA with Flexibility:

Term 1/Executive Certificate in General Management (in 60 minutes)
Term 2/Executive Certificate in Business Analysis and Leadership (in 60 minutes)
Term 3: The final module, including the Integrated Strategy Project or the Master Thesis (in 60 minutes)

All podcasts can be found here:


Would you like the brief version? Listen to this in English that introduces CBS EMBA in fifteen minutes:



Sidst opdateret: Executive MBA // 19/06/2019