What is Nordic Nine?
Nordic Nine are nine capabilities through which we wish to inspire our students to contribute to solving societal challenges with compassion for themselves, others and the planet.
Nordic Nine is an extra dimension in our programmes that goes beyond skills and qualifications; a set of transformative capabilities that our students acquire, as Nordic Nine is reflected in all CBS’ programmes in different ways. Our teachers ensure that Nordic Nine becomes a trademark for CBS learning, so students at CBS know what to expect from their education and employers know what to expect from a CBS graduate.
Learning the Nordic Nine capabilities is probably the most important outcome of an education at CBS. With the world’s grand challenges waiting for us, we need entrepreneurial students that don’t get paralyzed by complexity.
Sustainability, Health, Security and Joy of Living are not small goals to achieve, and a holistic, cross-disciplinary education is the first step to fostering innovation and collaboration in these areas.
—Christina Lubinski, Professor at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy & Principal Investigator of the strategic initiative “Transformational Capabilities at CBS”
Nordic Nine functions as a catalyst for a strong, knowledgeable and talented workforce. In a collaboration between Nordic Nine, students and PA Consulting, we believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology driven world.
—Iben Träff Christoffersen, Nordic Head of Talent Acquisition & HR Manager, PA Consulting
At KPMG, we do not only value great skills and knowledge in our talents, but have a lot of focus on doing good for the broader society. For instance through critical thinking, understanding the difficulties in today's society and the ethical dilemmas we have to deal with, and creating an equal space for everyone.
The Nordic Nine capabilities tap really well into this, and ensure that CBS' graduates do not only have knowledge, but also create value with this knowledge and know how to translate this knowledge into actions.
—Anouska Wage, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, KPMG
The Nordic Nine capabilities highly resonate with our 5 core values in the VELUX Group that form the basis of our work globally. With these capabilities, we believe that CBS students and graduates will have the fundamentals for making an impact and a brighter future for themselves, organisations and the world we live in.
—Iben Schmidt Helbirk, Senior Vice President, People & Organisation, VELUX
At Demant, we work cross-functionally and have a great networking culture in-house. This goes hand in hand with the disciplinary skills and transformational capabilities of the CBS students. We work internationally with a big respect for the respective locations and their needs. But we also need to be competitive and are never satisfied with the status quo.
Still, especially our most important goal fits perfectly well to the Nordic Nine: We try to resolve a humanity’s challenge with our business. We want to change people’s life to the better and open up their world by letting them “hear” the sounds of life again. In that sense, the Nordic Nine makes a lot of sense to our company and vice versa.
—Carolin Nielsen, Graduate Programme Manager, HR, Demant
Creating Nordic Nine
Nordic Nine is made possible through an extensive dialogue between CBS and all its stakeholders. Around 3000 people have co-created Nordic Nine in workshops and surveys; employers, faculty, students, staff, associations and unions.