Executive MBA Options

Admission and Finance

Joining us is an important decision and we will be here to help you through the admissions process. You will find all the essential information regarding your application, deadlines and programme fees on this page – and if you have got any further queries, simply get in touch!

The winning team...

We actively encourage a diverse class that draws from a range of educational and professional backgrounds. The greater the diversity of the class, the richer the learning experience for you.

Admission to the CBS Executive MBA programme is highly competitive and our selection process is rigorous so that we can secure the highest calibre of participant.

We assess each candidate on his or her current and potential abilities, and our admissions committee looks for evidence of academic excellence and professional achievements. Your current role and job responsibilities, combined with your commitment to studying will also be closely examined during the admissions process.

Ready to apply?

Are you ready to start the application process? As a first step, we hope that you have already requested our brochure. If this is not the case, please request our brochure using this link and upload your CV for review. If you have already received the brochure, please click here to send us your CV. In both cases we can set up a time to speak to make sure you have all the relevant information and that you fulfil the application criteria. Once that conversation has taken place, you may start your application process online using this link. We look forward to further discussion!

Fees and Expenses

The tuition fee for the Global Executive MBA programme starting in September is DKK 425,000 payable in three instalments.

The tuition fee for the Executive MBA with Flexibility is DKK 390,000 payable in three instalments.

Non-EU participants must pay an additional admissions fee of approx. DKK 15,000.

The tuition fee for each of the CBS Executive Certificates is as follows:

Executive Certificate in General Management: DKK 95,000

Executive Certificate in Business Development and Leadership: DKK 155,000

Business Development and Innovation: DKK 170,000

The tuition fee includes all expenses in connection with your study apart from the accommodation in Copenhagen and flight tickets. Please note that the tuition fee is subject to change both in prices and in the planning of the programme.


To join our leading Executive MBA programme, you will need the following:

  • A university or business school degree* (An undergraduate degree or a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - erhvervsøkonomiske diplomprøve – HD)
  • A minimum of three years’ managerial experience**
  • GMAT or strong performance in the CBS MBA Admissions Test***
  • Support from your organisation
  • A personal interview with the CBS Admissions Board

* Applicants who have not gained a business degree are expected to possess professional knowledge of business economics, macroeconomics, and statistics at a level equivalent to part 1 of the HD programme.
** Candidates in a senior role who have a clear path to accelerate their career, and the support of their employer achieving these aims. 
** Candidates that are able to demonstrate experience in the management of projects, budgets, processes, or people over a continuous period.
*** The Admissions Test takes place at CBS as part of the personal interview.

Financing your EMBA via gross salary deductions / Bruttolønsordninger
If you are a Danish national (or employed in Denmark), you can explore the possibility of financing your CBS Executive MBA via salary deductions at source (known as bruttolønsordninger, lønomlægning or fleksibel lønpakke).

With this scheme, the cost of tuition will come out of your gross salary – before taxes. It is worth noting, though, that the Danish Tax Authorities need to approve the agreement, which could take up to three months. More information on the gross salary deduction scheme can be found on the Danish Tax Authorities’ homepage here and here (in Danish).

Applications and Deadlines

For the Global Executive MBA starting in September 2019, the deadline is:

Final application deadline : 5 August 2019

If you're interested in joining the next class of talented executives, please contact Thuli Skosana, +45 3815 6022.

For the Executive MBA with Flexibility and the Executive Certificate in General Management:

We are currently reviewing the structure of the Executive MBA with Flexibility. More information will be available soon.
If you are considering to join the coming class and would like to receive further updates, please contact Lone Ryevad Boysen, +45 3815 6002.

The application procedure involves two elements: a formal application, a personal interview and an admission test.

After we have received your formal application, we will invite you to a personal interview. If your application is successful, we will do our utmost to ensure that a mutual commitment can be made within two to four weeks of receipt.


The page was last edited by: Executive MBA // 06/27/2019