Executive Certificates

We do everything possible to deliver a programme that fit in with your lifestyle. So we also offer our outstanding executive education through the certificate path, which means that after completing each freestanding module, you will be awarded with an executive certificate.

The Executive Certificate

The CBS Executive Certificates offer you triple-accredited, high-quality executive education in modular steps. Each certificate stands alone as a business qualification, and if you would like to continue your executive education after the first certificate, you can choose to complete all three and graduate with an Executive MBA degree.

When you choose to study the modular Executive Certificates, you will meet in Copenhagen on Fridays and Saturdays every other week.

At a glance
Classes: Fridays and Saturdays, twice a month
Locations: Denmark, United States and China
Next course begins: February 2018
Key dates
Final application deadline: 15. January 2018
The fee for each certificate is listed below.

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 ticketsPlease note that the tuition fee is subject to change both in price and in the planning of the programme.

Course insight
"I was looking for education at a high academic level that would function with my work and family life as well as offer great networking opportunities. The Executive Certificate in General Management is a solid training with a recognised certification that provides the groundwork in leadership education.”
Nikolaj Jacob Salling, TDC A/S

Format overview


Executive Certificate in  General Management

During this certificate, you will acquire a deep understanding of your own organisation, allowing you to analyse your current practices and giving you the tools to develop these to the highest level. You will study:

•    Contemporary Leadership Theories and Practices
•    Financial Statement Analysis and Managerial Economics
•    Leading Responsible Corporations (CSR) and Supply Chain Management
•    Integrated Semester Project
The Supply Chain Management course will take place in Shanghai, and is led by faculty from Michigan State University.

You will be awarded with an Executive Certificate in General Management after this term.
Executive Certificate in Business Analysis and Leadership

The second certificate takes you deeper into the business environment and deals with issues of complexity, macro perspectives on management and methodology. You will study the environment in which your organisation operates, learning to master and predict the external factors influencing your business. Courses include:

  • Reflexive Leadership 
  • Human Resource Management and Performance Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Marketing
  • Integrated Semester Project
  • Elective 1
The Marketing course will take place in Chicago, with classes at Kellogg School of Management.

You will be awarded with an Executive Certificate in Business Analysis and Leadership after this term.

Business Development and Innovation

Having gained a thorough and holistic view of your organisation and its operating environment, you will use your new perspectives to understand how to successfully develop and innovatively lead your organisation. The business courses you will study are:

  • Strategy Development
  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Elective 2
  • Integrated Strategy Project (Thesis)

You will hand in your final thesis at the end of this term – before being awarded with your Executive MBA degree at a graduation ceremony



  Podcasts - Listen to the students perspective on the E-MBA courses 

EMBA Flex term 1: https://radioplay.dk/podcast/mba-paa-3-timer/​ (In Danish)

 EMBA Flex term 2: https://radioplay.dk/podcast/mba-paa-3-timer/ (In Danish)

EMBA Flex term 3: (To be aired - In Danish)

EMBA Flex Summary: (To be aired - In English)


The page was last edited by: Executive MBA // 12/13/2017