Graduate courses

At CBS, we are able to offer a wide range of courses to our exchange students. CBS offers many cross-disciplinary courses that are unique in combination, and we are known for offering a bridge to expand the understanding of business within society.

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About courses and registration

We've collected the commonly sought bits of information about courses and registration here. If you still need more information, our contact details are in the bottom of the page.

 

1. Course catalog for exchange students
These graduate-level courses are offered to all graduate-level exchange students. Graduate-level exchange students may apply for courses on graduate-level and undergraduate-level (cbs.dk/undergrad). CEMS and double degree students should follow any special CEMS or double degree requirements or restrictions as instructed in their respective course catalogs.

Note that CBS' MBA courses are not available to exchange students. This is due to the lock-step structure of the MBA programs at CBS. If you're an MBA student coming to CBS on exchange, you have access to graduate-level courses.

 

2. Course registration for exchange students
All course registrations for exchange students must go through the CBS International Office. Do not contact any program secretariat, professor, or the Electives Secretariat directly. Contact grad.intoff@cbs.dk for any inquiries relating to course registration.

 

3. 30 ECTS requirement
Your student visa and/or residence permit is granted upon your status as a full-time student. At CBS, the work load for a full-time student is 30 ECTS. Thus, you are required to register for 30 ECTS. If you do not intent to meet this requirement, you should reconsider your participation in the exchange program at CBS.

 

4. (Pre-approval of) credit transfer
Apply for pre-approval of credit transfer for more courses than you need. Courses might be oversubscribed due to too many applicants or not be established due to too few applicants. Furthermore, course schedules might overlap or you might simply find that a course is not as relevant to your academic focus as you thought. In any case, having to obtain pre-approval for a new course choice could seriously delay your course application process. Therefore, you should apply for pre-approval for at least all your primary and all alternative course choices. Contact your home university for information on how to apply for pre-approval.

 

5. Primary and alternative course choices
In the online registration system, if your first primary choice for some reason is unavailable, we will attempt to register you in your first alternative choice. Thus, your choices work as follows:

  • Primary course 1 -> Alternative course 1
  • Primary course 2 -> Alternative course 2
  • Primary course 3 -> Alternative course 3
  • Primary course 4 -> Alternative course 4

6. Overloading
If your home university requires it, you may apply to courses worth a total of 37.5 ECTS. In order to do so, you must request a letter from your home university stating the necessity of overloading. You must then upload this letter to the online registration system.

 

7. Letter of priority
If you’re required to take a specific course to fulfill a requirement at your home university, or if a course is very important to your academic focus, ask your home university to write or sign a letter of priority. Students who upload such a letter to the online registration system will be prioritized for courses which might otherwise be oversubscribed. The letter must state the full code and title of the course(s) in question and why it is vital to you. Note that a letter of priority only carries weight when uploaded to the registration system during initial registration to CBS. After initial registration, seats are predistributed and letters of priority can no longer be accommodated.

 

8. English language proficiency
Unless exempted, you must upload documentation for your English language proficiency. Please read our English proficiency FAQ to find out if you're exempt or what documents are valid.

 

9. Courses with special application
A small number of courses have a special application procedure. This procedure is explained under “Prerequisites” in the course description. You must follow this procedure even when you're an exchange student. If you apply for any such course, you must also apply for it in the online registration system.

 

10. Course registration rounds
There will be more than one chance to register/change courses. We will give you specific information before each of the three registration rounds (see more in "Dates and deadlines").

 

11. Course schedules
Course schedules are unavailable at the time of the first course application round. The various study programs need to know the number of applicants to decide whether a course can or cannot be established. Once decided, the established courses are then scheduled. This process is repeated after the second course registration round (see "Dates and deadline"). Course schedules are usually published in late June (Fall semester) and in mid-to-late December (Spring semester). When published, you'll be able to see them in calendar.cbs.dk.

 

12. Undergraduate-level exchange students
In principle, as undergraduate students have not yet obtained their bachelor’s degree, they do not automatically fulfill that prerequisite for a graduate-level course. However, we understand that sometimes they cannot fulfill their course requirements to their home university with only the courses we offer on undergraduate-level. In this case, we do allow undergraduate students to enroll in one graduate-level elective course (i.e. not a core program course). In order to apply for a graduate-level elective, you need to:

  • Apply for courses in the online registration flow as instructed.
  • E-mail us at grad.intoff@cbs.dk no later than registration deadline (see "Dates and deadlines").
  • To the e-mail, attach a letter from your home university that certifies that you cannot fulfill your course requirements at your home university with only the courses we offer on undergraduate-level.
  • The above letter must also state the full course code and title of the course that match the required course at your home university. The courses must match course-for-course as we do not accept blanket requests.

You will be allowed to take maximum one graduate-level elective course. Of course, you’re welcome to apply for several if you send us a prioritized list. If your first choice is not available, we’ll assess your eligibility against your second choice, etc. We will get back to you with a decision as soon as possible after registration deadline.

 

13. Exam plans
Exam plans are announced September 1 for fall semester and February 1 for spring semester. In general, semester courses will have exams that take place in December (fall semester) or May (spring semester). Q2 courses and Q4 courses will have exams that take place in January (Q2) or June (Q4). Therefore, if the exam format is anything other than "Home assignment - written product", you should expect to stay in or return to Denmark for any exam you might have in January or June.

Dates and deadlines

Fall 2017

Course registration deadlines

Course changes are not permitted between rounds. Course changes are not possible after last course application round. Specific instructions are e-mailed to the student before each round.

Period

Medium

Note

April 19 – 26, 2017

Online registration system

Application is not on first come, first served basis

June 08  September 5, 2017

Application via e-mail

Application is on first come, first served basis

 

Semester dates

The periods below are approximate across CBS electives. Individual course timetables must be checked on Calendar, and exact exam dates must be checked in your my.cbs.dk.

Course type / length

Teaching period

Exam period,
ordinary

Exam period,
first retake
Exam period,
second retake

Q1, i.e. first quarter or first half of fall semester

Early September - Mid October

Late October - Early November

Mid December - Early January Late October - Early November
the following year

Q2, i.e. second quarter or second half of fall semester

Mid October - Mid December

January

Late February


January

the following year

Semester (if neither Q1 or Q2 is noted in the course catalog, the course is a semester course)

Early September - Late November

December

February

December
the following year

 

 

For an overview of all major dates and deadlines, please always refer to our academic calendar for fall 2017.

Spring 2018

Course registration deadlines

Course changes are not permitted between rounds. Course changes are not possible after last course application round. Specific instructions are e-mailed to the student before each round.

Period

Medium

Note

October 18 – 31, 2017

Online registration system

Application is not on first come, first served basis

Mid-December 6 – early February 2018

Application per e-mail form

Application is on first come, first served basis

 

Semester dates

The periods below are approximate across CBS electives. Individual course timetables must be checked on Calendar, and exact exam dates must be checked in your my.cbs.dk.

Course type / length

Teaching period

Exam period,
ordinary

Exam period,
first retake
Exam period,
second retake

Q3, i.e. third quarter or first half of spring semester

Late January - Late March

Late March - Early April

Late May - Early June Late March - Early April
the following year

Q4, i.e. fourth quarter or second half of spring semester

Mid-April - Early June

Early June - Mid-June

Late August - Early September Early June - Mid-June
the following year

Semester (if neither Q3 or Q4 is noted in the course catalog, the course is a semester course)

Late January - Mid-May

Late April - Late June

Early August - Early September Late April - Late June
the following year

 

For an overview of all major dates and deadlines, please always refer to our academic calendar for spring 2018.

Course catalogs

All exchange students

You may choose among core program courses and elective courses. More information is available under each section below.

If a program has so indicated, the right-hand information box on the course description shows which quarter the course is offered. If nothing is noted, the course is a semester course. Read more under the "Dates and deadlines" tab, "Spring" accordion.

Students are advised against taking more than two quarter-courses in the same quarter, i.e. max. two Q3 courses or max. two Q4 courses.

 

 

CBS core program courses -- spring 2018

Graduate exchange students have the great opportunity of enrolling in these CBS core program courses. Note that the number of seats in these courses are limited. Furthermore, there might be a risk of schedule overlap if mixing because scheduling for core courses and electives are administered by different secretariats with no need for coordination since CBS program students are not doing electives when they are in their core courses.

Core program courses are not open to undergraduate exchange students as a bachelor's degree is required for taking these courses.

 

UPDATE IN PROGRESS

 

 

 

CBS elective courses -- spring 2018

The following elective courses have been opened to graduate exchange students. CEMS and Double degree students should read about any special CEMS or Double degree requirements or restrictions in their respective accordion below.

Undergraduate-level exchange students may in special circumstances be given permission to enroll in one graduate-level elective course. Send an e-mail to grad.intoff@cbs.dk with the appropriate documentation (see no. 12 in the "About courses and registration" tab).

UPDATE IN PROGRESS

 

 

Fag på dansk -- spring 2018

Vedhæftede valgfag undervises på dansk og kan følges af dem som kan dansk. Eksamen i disse fag kan aflægges på dansk, norsk, eller svensk. For at gøre registreringssystemet simplere har vi udeladt fagene i vores online registration flow. Ønsker du at registrere dig på et eller flere af de dansksprogede valgfag, vælg da et "dummy"-fag i flowet og kontakt grad.intoff@cbs.dk med fuld fagkode og -titel på de(t) fag du gerne vil indskrives på.

Incoming CEMS students

Course requirements for incoming CEMS students can be found at CEMS.org and your my.cbs.dk.

Incoming double degree students

All double degree students are offered online master thesis guidance. Make sure you register for CCMVU9011U Online Master Thesis Guidance in the online registration flow.

Questions: contact doubledegree@cbs.dk

 

 

Double Degree Requirements for MSc - SOC - CBP: ACME students from Bocconi

Autumn 2017 ECTS  Spring 2018 ECTS
Electives approved for CBP students totalling** 22.5 CSCBO1095U: Managing Creative & Innovative Organisations 7.5
CSCBU1002U CBP Thesis work* (7.5) CSCBU1002U CBP Thesis* (22.5)
Total 30 Total 30

*The CBS thesis is worth 30 ECTS credits in all. You will be working on it over two semesters, with the majority of the work concentrated in the spring semester.

**You may select courses that are offered as electives at CBS and as a a rule, you may not take first year courses from other degree programs, unless specifically approved as an elective. There are some electives on offer that might be closed for you as a CBP student, you can see the list here.

 

 

Double Degree Requirements for MSc EBA - SMC: MM students from Bocconi

Autumn 2017 ECTS Spring 2018 ECTS
CSMCO1001U Corporate Branding and Communities 7.5 CSMCO1037U Managing Knowledge, Projects & Teams 7.5
Electives approved for SMC students and totalling** 15 CSMCO1000U  Master's Thesis* (22.5)
CSMCO1000U  Master's Thesis* (7.5)    
Total 30 Total 30

*The CBS thesis is worth 30 ECTS credits in all. You will be working on it over two semesters, with the majority of the work going on in spring semester.

**As a cand.merc./MSc in Economics and Business Administration student (SMC concentration) you can choose all electives offered by the cand.merc. Study Board, with some exceptions. Please check the course description to see if the course is closed for the SMC concentration.
You can recognize cand.merc. electives by the course code CCMVV. For example: CCMVV1138U Financial Models in Excel. Some of the elective courses from other CBS programs may also be available for you, but may be closed for certain concentrations due to overlapping with first year. Some courses are not approved because they lack or have a weak connection to the business economic core area for the cand.merc.- program. You will find the "positive/negative" list of elective courses offered by your degree Study Board here.  
You can also choose courses offered by other study programmes if they have been positively assessed by your Study Board. You can see the "positive/negative" list here.

 

Double Degree Requirements for MSc EBA - MIB students from Bocconi

Autumn 2017 ECTS Spring 2018 ECTS
CMIBO1036U Project Management and Product Development 7.5 CMIBO1000U  Master's Thesis 30
Electives approved for MIB students totalling** 22.5    
Total 30 Total 30

**As a cand.merc./MSc in Economics and Business Administration student (MIB concentration) you can choose all electives offered by the cand.merc. Study Board, with some exceptions. Please check the course description to see if the course is closed for the MIB concentration.
You can recognize cand.merc. electives by the course code CCMVV. For example: CCMVV1138U Financial Models in Excel. Some of the elective courses from other CBS programs may also be available for you, but may be closed for certain concentrations due to overlapping with first year. Some courses are not approved because they lack or have a weak connection to the business economic core area for the cand.merc.- program. You will find the "positive/negative" list of courses offered by your degree Study Board here.
You can also choose courses offered by other study programmes if they have been positively assessed by your Study Board. You can see the "positive/negative" list here.

 

 

 

Double Degree Requirements for MSC IT - IMBE students from Mannheim

Autumn 2017 ECTS Spring 2018 ECTS

KAN-CINTO1012U Work, Technology and Management in Creative Businesses

7.5 CINTO1013U Technology and Organization in a Digital World 7.5

KAN-CINTO1019U Strategy Making in Global Environments

7.5 KAN-CINTO1005U Master's Thesis * 30
KAN-CINTO1010U Evidence Based Management 7.5    
Total 22.5 Total 30

*You will be working on the CBS thesis in both semesters, with the majority of the work concentrated in the spring semester.

 

Double Degree Requirements for MSc EBA - AEF students from UNC Charlotte

Autumn 2017 ECTS Spring 2018 ECTS
KAN-CAEFO1076U Inter-firm Relations: Industrial Organization 7.5

The Firm in a Global Environment

7.5
CAEFO1041U  Master's Thesis** (22.5)

Business Project

7.5
    Firm Theory and Corporate Governance 7.5
    CAEFO1041U  Master's Thesis ** (7.5)
Total 30 Total 30

**The CBS thesis is worth 30 ECTS in all. You will be working on it over two semesters, with the majority of the work concentrated in the autumn semester.

 

Double Degree Requirements for MSc BLC - DCM students from Queens

Autumn 2017 ECTS Spring 2018 ECTS

CCDCO1002U Diversity Management

7.5

Regional track courses with language

You must take 1 of these courses (7.5 ECTS) according to your choice of language:
• CCBLO2007U Business and Social Responsibility in Two Francophone Countries (French)
• CCBLO2011U Competition Policy and Competition Law in Europe (German)
• CCBLO2006U Business Strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)
• CCBLO2009U Institutions and Business Strategy in the Chinese Context (Chinese and Japanese)

7.5
CCDCO1001U Organisational Change 7.5 Regional track courses

You must take 1 of these courses:
• CCBLO2001U Innovation in Flux: An Asian Perspective on Innovation
• CCBLO2002U Leading and Managing in Latin America
• CCBLO2005U Globalization and Organizations
• CCBLO2004U The EU as a Global Actor
• CCBLO2010U Managing Development Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa
7.5
CCDCU1011U Thesis Work 15 CCDCU1011U Thesis Work 15
Total 30 Total 30

 

All double degree students are offered online master thesis guidance. Make sure you register for CCMVU9010U Online Master Thesis Guidance in the online registration flow.
 

Questions: contact doubledegree@cbs.dk

 

 

Previous semesters' course catalogs

If you're a past exchange student at CBS and need to find course descriptions from previous years or if you're a prospective exchange student and would like to see which courses will likely be offered again, please see below. Prospective students for the fall semester should refer to the fall course catalog and prospective students for the spring semester should refer to the spring course catalog.

 

 

The page was last edited by: The International Office // 09/22/2017

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