The Copenhagen Full-time MBA
Rankings and Recognition
Our triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS sets us apart from all other universities in Denmark and puts us in the top one percent of business schools worldwide. We are also delighted to have been recognised by ACE and PIMS in Denmark for both the quality of the school and the programme. Each accreditation is outlined briefly below. To find out more, please visit the respective websites.
In addition to the triple-accreditation:
Copenhagen Business School is ranked as no 27 among European Business Schools in the 2019 Financial Times European Business School Ranking, and the Copenhagen MBA features as no 24 in the 2018 Financial Times Top MBAs for Women Ranking. Furthermore, the programme has been ranked in the top 20 in Europe by Bloomberg Businessweek in their 2019 Best B-Schools Ranking. The Copenhagen MBA features as no 31 globally and no 14 in Europe in the 2019 QS MBA Ranking. As an acknowledgment of the programme’s ambition to lead the way in responsible management education, the Copenhagen MBA has been ranked among the top 15 globally in the 2019 Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking.
In 2007, CBS became the first university in Denmark to receive the accreditation from the AMBA, underlining its international credibility and status. The number of MBA qualifications available worldwide is now in the thousands, but only a small percentage of these would achieve accreditation if they were submitted to AMBA’s rigorous international criteria. Accreditation by the Association of MBAs identifies programmes as the best there is. In a crowded and complex market, the AMBA accreditation provides a reliable list of meticulously tested programmes and ensures that students' investments are rewarded with the finest business education available. www.mbaworld.com
CBS has been accredited by EQUIS since 2000. The EQUIS accreditation is awarded to business schools based on general quality, taking into account the business school's level of internationalisation. EQUIS assesses institutions as a whole. It assesses not just degree programmes but all the activities and sub-units of the institution, including research, e-learning units, executive education provision and community outreach.
In August 2011, CBS was the first school in Scandinavia to receive the AACSB accreditation. The accreditation standards are used as the basis to evaluate a business school’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and contributions, programmes, and other critical areas. AACSB accreditation ensures students and parents that the business school is providing a top-quality education. It also ensures employers that AACSB-accredited business school graduates are ready to perform on day one. Additionally, AACSB accreditation provides many benefits to the faculty and staff at its accredited schools by attracting higher quality students, providing greater research opportunities, and allowing for global recognition.
CEMS is a strategic alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies. Its first mission is to set a global standard of excellence for pre-experience Master’s in management. Founded in 1988 in Europe, CEMS provides the global league of leaders on the pre-experience Master’s market and it cannot be equalled in terms of reputation of its members: 28 world-class academic institutions collaborate together with over 70 corporate partners and 4 NGOs to offer international, postgraduate students a unique blend of high quality education and professional experience.
PIM, Partnership in International Management, is a consortium of leading international business schools, founded in 1973. Each member institution represents the highest degree of excellence in the fields of business administration and management, demonstrates leadership in their geographic region and delivers an MBA or a graduate-equivalent degree in management. www.pimnetwork.org