The Copenhagen Full-time MBA

Applying for your MBA

Taking a year out to invest in your career by studying for an MBA is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. So, we are sure you have plenty of questions about the finer details. Here you will find information about admissions criteria to help you make the right decision.

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Encouraging Diversity, Fostering Ambition

We do not look for any specific candidate profile but each year we pride ourselves on building a class of students with diverse backgrounds, whether that is educational, professional, cultural, national, religious and socioeconomic. And we also look for a balance of men and women. Because we know you will get the best results when you are challenged to look at things from the perspectives of others who are different from yourself.

Your motivation and values, however, are just as important as your background, as is your desire to be an active participant in our collaborative learning environment. We want to understand the person behind your academic achievements and experiences, so please tell us about your interests and passions and the goals you have in life.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor degree or an equivalent academic qualification*
  • At least 3 years full-time work experience post-graduation
  • A competitive GMAT score (class average is 650) or GRE score (class average is 320)

Selection Procedure

Candidates who possess the necessary qualifications are assessed through a combination of work experience, academics (see below), motivation, recommendations and other factors will be invited for an interview.

As part of your application you are required to write 3 essays, provide us with two references and upload your transcripts, CV and GMAT/GRE and IELTS/TOEFL scores. You will also be invited to an interview with a representative of our Admission Board (see below under 'Interview Selection Procedures' for more information).

* HD/Graduate Diploma in Business Administration accepted

A member of our Admissions Committee will conduct the interview online or in-person, although we strongly encourage international candidates to come to Copenhagen for an interview day.

Applicants will be notified via email with their invitation to an interview.

Application Deadlines

October 2023 intake

10 January 2023

10 April 2023

10 June 2023 (non-EU candidates) 

10 July 2023 (EU candidates)

However, we strive to provide feedback and assessment on applications on an ongoing basis. Click here to access the portal. 

The 4-Minute Copenhagen MBA Quiz

Before you start your Copenhagen MBA application, we recommend that you take this short quiz to see how you match up with the Copenhagen MBA. Click here to access the quiz.

Apply Here

If you believe that you meet our admission requirements and are keen to become a part of the CBS community, you can click here to access our online application form. Applications can be saved and returned to at any time once started. Please note that we do not charge an application fee.

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Join one of our upcoming events, book a personal meeting with our Admission Manager or a visit to our campus.

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) can be taken throughout the world, and tests verbal, quantitative, academic writing and integrated reasoning. For more information about the GMAT or to find a test centre near you, please visit

Programme code for GMAT scores to be sent to us: JCZ-FT-20
The GRE revised General Test is available at about 700 test centres in more than 160 countries. It is offered as a computer-based test year-round at most locations around the world and as a paper-based test up to three times a year in areas where computer-based testing is not available. The GRE tests verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing. For more information, please visit

Programme code for GRE scores to be sent to us: 0126


The page was last edited by: Full-time MBA // 11/14/2022

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