Accreditations and Rankings
CBS participates in a number of different rankings. Some focuses on programmes, others on research in general, and some on a specific subject area.
|European Business Schools||34||35||51||33||27||30|
|CEMS Master in International Management||4||*||9||9||8||13|
|Master in General Management - World||32||36||38||38||45||50|
|Master in General Management - Europe||36||38||38||45||41|
|Executive MBA World||62||50||**||57||50||54|
|Executive MBA Europe||31||27||**||27||25||30|
|Full-time MBA World||100||98|
|Full-Time MBA Europe||37||34||36||31||35||36|
|Executive 'Custom courses' - Europe||40||40|
|Executive 'Open courses' - Europe||36||30|
|Non-US schools, Full-time MBA||28||27||30||16||****|
|Europe, Full-time MBA||19|
|Masters in Management (Master's in International Management)||-||-||9||15||9||5|
|Masters in Finance (MSc in Advanced Economics and Finance)||-||13||17||16||14|
|by subject 'Business & Management Studies'||10||13||13||17||15|
|by subject 'Accounting & Finance'||40||40||45||50||51-100|
|by subject 'Social Science and Management'||38||43||41||49||63|
|MBA (Europe = E, Global = G)||12 E||12 E||26 G /13 E||31 G / 14 E||26 G / 12 E||24 G|
|EMBA (Europe = E, Global = G)||***12 E||
28 G / 15 E
|25 G /12 E|
|Better World MBA||3||4||4||14||15|
|Times Higher Education|
|By subject 'Business and Economics'||-||-||30||35||32||29|
|By subject 'Social Sciences'||-||-||88||94||97|
|Msc in Social Sciences - Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship (every second year)||-||31||-||39|
|Full-time MBA||95||88||89||No CBS participation||64|
* CEMS decided not to submit data that year
** Programmes not included in the ranking list due to insufficient data
*** Inaugural ranking of EMBA programmes, only by region. In 2018 both global and regional
**** New methodology from 2019 only european list
CBS participates in both international and national accreditations. The main purposes of the international accreditations are 1) International branding and 2) Learning international best practice on quality in education, research, and administration. The national accreditation was introduced by law in 2007.
Since 2000, CBS has been accredited by EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System), and since 2007 also by AMBA (Association of MBAs). In 2011 CBS received accreditation by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) as the first school in Scandinavia. CBS has thus acquired the “Triple Crown” accreditation, an acknowledgement only shared by around 50 schools worldwide. These schools are all top business schools and includes schools such as INSEAD, London Business School, IMD. and Rotterdam School of Management.
WHY 4 ACCREDITATIONS?
The three international accreditations are all perceived essential due to their different recognition in different parts of the world, and because the – despite many similarities – focus on different elements. EQUIS has strong focus on research, internationalisation, and partnership with the business community, while AACSB focusses strongly on governance, faculty qualifications, learning, and education. AMBA is concerned with MBA/MPA programmes only.
The Danish accreditation is compulsory by law and focus on CBS’ quality assurance system for programmes. It is handled by the Danish Accreditation Institution.