Record-high grade point average

This year the education programmes are breaking the record with very high grade point averages. Tight financing of CBS by the Danish Parliament and a larger proportion of quota II places than at other universities are the reasons for the record-high grade point averages.


Once again this year, many students have applied to enrol in the bachelor programme at Copenhagen Business School. President, Per Holten-Andersen, is pleased about the great interest in getting an education at CBS.

- We look forward to welcoming the many new and talented students. They can look forward to exciting and challenging years while achieving an international education with many good job opportunities in private business and industry especially, he says.

Fight for more ressources
This year there are 3,057 study positions for new students, which is about the same number of positions as in 2013. CBS made the decision in 2014 to keep the intake at the same level after a number of years increasing the intake, year by year, in line with the interest in studying at CBS.

- Unfortunately, we will have to disappoint many qualified applicants. Both Danish and foreign talents who could have made good careers in Danish business and industry cannot, regrettably, get their dream education at CBS. Our hands are tied by tight financing from political side and our capacity is fully utilised. We continue to fight for more resources for the education programmes at CBS, says Per Holten-Andersen.

Record-high 12.1
This year the grade point averages are breaking records across the board. From 2013 to 2014 the grade point averages have increased on basically all education programmes, and three of them now require more than an 11.0 average with the International Business programme a record-high 12.1, International Business and Politics programme at 11.9 and Shipping at 11.3. Project Management follows close behind with 10.9.

- For several education programmes, the average is now very high. We know from experience that there are many other talented students than those who achieve top grades in high school. Therefore, CBS has a clear strategy to contribute to ensuring social mobility by admitting a large proportion of students via quota II where not only grades count, says President Per Holten-Andersen.

Large quota II intake
The distribution between quota II and quota I at CBS this year is 40 percent and 60 percent, respectively, for the English language education programmes and 20 percent and 80 percent for the Danish language programmes. This results in a relatively larger intake via quota II than at other universities.

For more information, contact Wilbert van der Meer, email: or phone: +45 3815 3322 or Chief Press Officer Mikael Koldby 3815 3722.


The page was last edited by: Communications // 07/30/2014