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International Recognition

The CBS Executive MBA belongs to an exclusive group of global business schools that hold a triple accreditation from the awarding bodies AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. This sets us apart from our peers and ensures that an Executive MBA degree from CBS is recognised, respected and rewarded globally.

Accreditations and rankings are not just about being able to put nice logos on our site. To us, it is a sense of pride. It is the reassurance we are doing what we do to a global standard; and the motivation to keep striving for improvement.

These awards are the proof that you can trust in us to give you the tools and skills you need to reach the next stage of your career.


Global Rankings and Accreditations

Our triple-accredited programme is ranked among the world’s best EMBA programmes by the Financial Times and QS Global EMBA Rankings. 

Would you like to learn more about how CBS performs and compares? Click here to see the university-wise ranking page.

The Association of MBA, AMBA

In 2007, CBS became the first university in Denmark to receive 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. Visit https://www.associationofmbas.com/
European Quality Improvement System, EQUIS

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.
The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business, AACSB

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.
The Global Alliance in Management Education, CEMS

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.
Partnership in International Management, PIM

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


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The triple-crown

CBS is one of less than 50 business schools in the world to hold the triple-crown of accreditations. Find out more about what it takes to receive the respective accreditation on their homepage.




What do accreditations mean for our students?

For Jesper Nygaard, AON Denmark, the fact that CBS Executive MBA holds the triple-crown of accreditations signalled a commitment to quality, which in turn was a deciding factor when he chose an EMBA programme. Find out how he learns to speak the same language as the multinational companies he works with through the theories learned at CBS in the video below.

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