A new world, a new Executive MBA and a new Program Director

MBA programs relevant to the real world  


Poul Hedegaard takes charge of the Full-time, Blue and Executive MBA programs.

Poul Hedegaard is an MBA expert who has specialised on the development of executive non-degree programs in Denmark, India, USA and Europe. He has worked with every aspect – from demand analysis and concept development to positioning and marketing. Most recently, he has transformed programs at DiEU (now Mannaz) and at the Danish Centre for Leadership.

MBA programs relevant to the real world

Christian Tangkjær, Vice Dean, is delighted that Poul Hedegaard is bringing both experience and competence to strengthen the CBS MBA programs in essential areas.

“Poul's strategic vision is outstanding. He is an expert in matching programs to market needs and has been able to attract large national and international clients with his result-oriented focus.”

MBA programs based on research and practical experience

Poul Hedegaard believes that many MBA programs have been debased by failing to move with the times. He expects that current and future leaders who apply for accredited executive programs in the years to come will adopt a more critical approach and believes CBS will benefit from this: -

“CBS holds a strong position with its cutting-edge business case-based teaching and many years of experience in offering professional MBA programs. We will build on these strengths, offering each year’s intake a dynamic and relevant learning experience and a qualification that will stand them in good stead for the future.”

Poul is very comfortable with the requirement to reconcile academia with practice. He has now been provided with the opportunity to continue the development and evolution of triple-accredited world-class MBA programs alongside Academic Director, Jesper Rangvid who, earlier this year, was appointed chairman of an expert committee that is to examine the causes of the current financial crisis.

It is Poul Hedegaard's ambition to make the Executive MBA programs as renowned outside Denmark as the Full-time MBA where 4 out of 5 students are international.

Poul Hedegaard is 51 years old and holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from Aarhus University and an MBA from EIPM in Geneva.


Poul Hedegaard, Director of MBA 


Tel: +45 3815 6049

Christian Tangkjær, Vice Dean


Tel: +45 3815 2012 

The page was last edited by: Communications // 06/27/2012