Strengthen your skill set and network with continuing education

CBS has many offers for those who wish to develop new competences and career options. In addition to the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, CBS offers MBA, Master programmes, a number of shorter executive courses and single courses. Get the full overview in this article.


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CBS has many offers for those who wish to develop new competences and career options. In addition to the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, CBS offers MBA, Master programmes, a number of shorter executive courses and single courses. Get the full overview in this article.

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (also termed ‘HD’) is a flexible business economic continuing education for the person who wants to upgrade your knowledge with a single course or specialize yourself within a new business area as part of a career change. The nine HD part 2 specialisations can be customized with different electives. There is offered more than 100 single courses in the HD part 1 and 2 programmes with ongoing registration throughout the year.

See an overview of HD single courses (in Danish only)

HD is altogether rated at four years, divided in two years part-time for both parts of it: the Graduate Certificate programme (‘HD part 1’) and the Graduate Diploma programme (‘HD part 2’). When you have a degree from CBS the HD part 2 will be most relevant for you.

Some HD courses can be followed entirely online; other courses are offered on different weekdays so that you can fit the programme into a busy work week.

Master programmes
The Master programmes are aimed at the experienced leader or specialist. CBS offers four of these programmes; two with a general leadership development focus in a public sector context, another, the Master in Taxation, which has a specialized academic focus without being aimed at a certain sector, and finally, the Master in Management Development with a focus on leadership and organisational development.
A Master is completed in two years; however, two of the programmes can be spread over a period of two to six years.

Learn more about the Master programmes (in Danish only)

CBS offers three MBA programmes: an Executive MBA, an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics and a Full-time MBA.
The Full-time MBA is completed in one intensive year while it is also possible to complete an Executive MBA in a more flexible way, for an example with classes every other Friday and Saturday over 26 months.

An Executive MBA is a solid leadership education that can be specialised in different ways. The Global Executive MBA is for an example a section of courses that, as the name indicates, puts leadership in a global perspective. The programme is completed with week-long modules in Copenhagen, London, Shanghai, Chicago, and Kampala. The Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics (the Blue MBA) is customised for the maritime sector and brings together maritime executives from all over the world.

Learn more about the MBA programmes

CBS Executive
Kick start after a long summer by engaging in a weeks intensive academic update on CBS Executive’s International Summer University Programme. Over 400 other professionals take part in the 40 courses in August.

Click to see the International Summer University Programme

CBS Executive also has a wide selection of course offerings within board work; master classes for experienced board members, the board leadership education for persons who are on their way to a career as professional board members, and courses aimed at board of directors in owner-managed and small and medium sized enterprises.

Online courses
CBS also keeps up in regards to free online courses, the so-called MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). It is easy to enroll, the instruction is entirely online, and the lessons can be taken on your schedule. The courses can be taken for free or you can buy a diploma for a minor fee.

Learn more about MOOC

Click to see CBS’ current MOOC offerings

Research-based teaching and accredited education
Common to CBS’ continuing education programmes is that the instruction is research-based and vocational. Both researchers from CBS and external lecturers from the business community carry out instruction on the programmes.

Since 2011, CBS has been “Triple Crown” accredited. Only about 50 business schools worldwide have achieved all three accreditations; AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB – among others INSEAD, London Business School, IMD, and Rotterdam School of Management.

Read more about the value of accreditation

Network, network and network
In addition to price, duration, and academic focus it is worth examining the participant profile; who will I study with? A programme of continuing education is to a high degree also an opportunity to grow your professional network.

How to find more information about continuing education

  • You can get a complete overview of CBS’ offers in continuing education at
  • Join an Open House event. This is your opportunity to meet former participants and instructors and to find answers for the questions that determines your choice. The dates for open house can be found on the programme specific site on
  • Collect a brochure. With a brochure you can comfortably study the individual programmes and courses. Brochures can be downloaded from the website or you can order it to have it mailed to you.
  • Call or email the programme secretariat if you have additional questions.

Application deadlines vary from programme to programme. If there are available spots after the application deadline it will often be possible to send a late application.

The course offerings today are very flexible. This flexibility is also reflected in prices. The complete MBA is priced between DKK 300,000-425,000, depending on which MBA programme you choose. The Master programmes range between DKK 125,000-205,000. The HD part 2 costs DKK 63,000, and single HD part 2 courses cost from DKK 5,300.

Continued developments
Course offerings and programme formats are evaluated and adapted on a rolling basis in order to meet the business community’s need for skill development.

In 2016 you can, for the first time, take the Graduate Diploma in English on the Innovation Management track.

Learn more about the Graduate Diploma (HD) in Innovation Management

A new Master programme in Software Engineering will be offered in fall 2016. It is a collaboration between IT-U, University of Copenhagen and CBS. In the fall you can follow the course ‘The IT Manager as a Business Leader’ at CBS.

Check out all the Master programmes that CBS offers in collaboration with other universities (only in Danish).


The page was last edited by: Alumni // 12/17/2017