From the Himalayas to Frederiksberg

- Hvad gør et land, der ikke selv kan løfte uddannelsesopgaven for dets mest talentfulde ledere?


22 nationalities in one class

What does a country that cannot give its most talented managers further education do? An answer to that question could be sending them abroad to give them an MBA education that they can take home with them. Such was the offer accepted by Kezang Dorji from Bhutan.

22 nationalities are represented on this year's MBA, and thanks to a collaboration between the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida Fellowship Centre (UM/DFC) and CBS, several countries have gotten the opportunity to offer their managers an MBA education abroad.

Alternative business approach

- We are incredibly happy that we are able to attract highly skilled managers such as Kezang through the collaboration with UM/DFC. He is from a completely different culture and represents an alternative approach to business in many ways. It will be really interesting to see how Kezang and the rest of the MBA class will develop over the year, says Professor Torben Juul Andersen, Associate Dean of the Full-time MBA programme.

The collaboration between UM/DFC and CBS has existed since 2009, and it has provided managers with opportunities that they would otherwise have missed. The managers typically come from countries that are not able to offer their managers any further education – in spite of a true need for development in the area.


22 nationalities are represented in class of 2009/2010. The mean age is 33 years and the MBA students typically have eight years of corporate experience. One fourth of the students are women.

The CBS MBA programme has been accredited by EQUIS and AMBA (Association of MBAs).

Read more about the Full-time MBA programme here

The page was last edited by: Communications // 07/06/2010