The Copenhagen Full-time MBA
Funding your MBA
Encouraging Diversity, Fostering Ambition
We do not look for any specific candidate profile but each year we pride ourselves on building a class of students with diverse backgrounds, whether that is educational, professional, cultural, national, religious and socioeconomic. And we also look for a balance of men and women. Because we know you will get the best results when you are challenged to look at things from the perspectives of others who are different from yourself.
Your motivation and values, however, are just as important as your background, as is your desire to be an active participant in our collaborative learning environment. We want to understand the person behind your academic achievements and experiences, so please tell us about your interests and passions and the goals you have in life.
Candidates who possess the necessary qualifications are assessed through a combination of work experience, academics (see below), motivation, recommendations and other factors will be invited for an interview.
A member of our Admissions Committee will conduct the interview via telephone or in-person, although we strongly encourage international candidates to come to Copenhagen for an interview day.
Applicants will be notified via email with their invitation to an interview.
- Bachelor degree or an equivalent academic qualification*
- Academic transcript
- At least three years of full-time post-bachelor degree work experience**
- A good GMAT score (the class average is 655) or a combined GRE score of 320
- Two references, to be provided within the application software
- One essay of 500 words, one essay of 300 words plus one optional essay of 300 words
- A completed online application form
- Good command of English (applicants who have completed their higher education in English or work in English are exempted from taking an English Language test.)
- Interview (for those who are invited; see below under 'Interview Selection Procedures' for more information)
* HD/Graduate Diploma in Business Administration accepted
** In certain cases internships and pre-Bachelor work experience will qualify towards this work experience. Please contact us to discuss your specific case or for clarification on your eligibility.
The next intake is for October 2021.
We have application deadlines throughout the year for the October 2021 intake: 10 October 2020, 10 January 2021, 10 April 2021, 10 June 2021 (non-EU candidates) and 10 July 2021 (EU candidates), but strive to provide feedback and assessment on applications on an ongoing basis.
If you believe that you meet our admission requirements and are keen to become a part of the CBS community, you can click here to access our online application form. Applications can be saved and returned to at any time once started. Please note that we do not charge an application fee.
Want to Learn More?
Put yourself on the list for our next MBA info evening or come for a campus visit to experience life on campus, meet admissions, students and alumni.
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) can be taken throughout the world, and tests verbal, quantitative, academic writing and integrated reasoning. For more information about the GMAT or to find a test centre near you, please visit www.mba.com
Programme code for GMAT scores to be sent to us: JCZ-FT-20
Local candidates may also take the CBS MBA Admissions Test, which is similar to the GMAT in that it tests verbal and numerical skills. It can be taken on campus.
The GRE revised General Test is available at about 700 test centres in more than 160 countries. It is offered as a computer-based test year-round at most locations around the world and as a paper-based test up to three times a year in areas where computer-based testing is not available. The GRE tests verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing. For more information, please visit www.ets.org/gre/
Programme code for GRE scores to be sent to us: 0126