Course offer

At CBS Summer University you can choose from more than 50 courses ranging from classic business courses to more diverse, innovative and entrepreneurial courses - all taught in English. Find all you need to know about courses, teaching and exams.

Courses

Here you can find a list of all courses offered by CBS Summer University.

There are 3 different kinds of courses:

  • 2-week courses with classes on three weekdays each week.
  • 3-week courses with classes on three to four weekdays each week.
  • 6-week courses with classes on two to three weekdays each week.

Before selecting your courses

Before selecting your courses you should be aware of the following:

  • the course offer is subject to student interest and enrolment and there may be changes to the course offer up until the beginning of the programme. 
  • courses with few applicants will be cancelled before 5 March 2024. You can see if a course is cancelled on the list of all courses.
  • after the application round is over, there will be very limited possibilities to change courses. 

Teaching and exam periods

Course Teaching Exams
2-week courses
(2.5 ECTS)
24 June -   5 July 2024 Attendance: you must participate in min. 80% of the scheduled teaching.
3-week courses
(7.5 ECTS)
24 June - 11 July 2024

24 June - 15 July: Home assignment written in parallel with the course OR

12 July 2024: 4-hour written sit-in exam at campus

6-week courses
(7.5 ECTS)
24 June - 26 July 2024

24 June - 2 August: Home assignment written in parallel with the course OR

29 July - 2 August 2024: 4-hour written sit-in exam at campus

Courses at bachelor level

You can find all courses offered at bachelor level on the list below. Courses will be published in December for the following summer.

Courses for graduate admission
If you need the course to qualify for a graduate programme at CBS, you will find the area which each course can cover in the column Areas covered for graduate admission. Please note: only courses at bachelor level can be used for graduate admission. If you have questions about qualifying for graduate admission, please contact the student guidance counsellor or the Student Hub

2-week courses (2.5 ECTS)

2-week courses are intensive short courses. Therefore, you can only take one 2-week course and you cannot take it in combination with other course the same summer.

Make sure to read the course descriptions very carefully to make sure that you fulfil the course prerequisites. 

In the schedule you can see the exact dates and times for the classes: 

Schedule for bachelor 2-week courses 2024

Course Course Code Areas covered for graduate admission at CBS Remarks
Business Responses to Climate Change BHAAA2402U Covers nothing in relation to academic requirements  
Introduction to Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence BHAAA2405U Business Administration  
The Nature of Danish Capitalism

BHAAA2404U

Politics  
Navigating Pension Systems in an Aging World: Lessons from Denmark BHAAA2401U Covers nothing in relation to academic requirements  
Permaculture: A regenerative Solution for Business, Community and Lifestyle BHAAA2401U Society Studies OR Philosophy/Social Theory/Sociology  

 

3-week courses (7.5 ECTS)

3-week courses are intensive short courses. Therefore, you can only take one 3-week course and you cannot take it in combination with other course the same summer.

In the schedule you can see the exact dates and times for the classes: 

Schedule for bachelor 3-week courses 2024

Course Course Code Areas covered for graduate admission at CBS Remarks
Financial Accounting BHAAI1083U Accounting OR Business Administration  
Undergraduate Corporate Finance BHAAI1028U Finance OR Business Administration  
An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship BHAAI1097U Innovation/Entrepreneurship OR Business Administration  
Principles of Macroeconomics BHAAI1022U Macroeconomics OR Economics  
Principles of Microeconomics - a Business Perspective BHAAI1023U Microeconomics OR Economics  
Introduction to Business and Social Data Science BHAAI1109U Quantitative Methods AND Information Systems/Information Technology
 
NB: The course covers a maximum of 5 ECTS-points in Quantitative Methods AND a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Information Systems/Information Technology
6-week courses (7.5 ECTS)

You can take two 6-week courses per summer which means you can take max. 15 ECTS in total. 

Please note: Some courses take place at the same time and exams will also most likely also be held at the same time. If you take two courses, you need to check the course schedule to make sure you choose courses that take place at different times:

Schedule for bachelor 6-week courses 2024

Course Course Code Areas covered for Graduate Admission at CBS Remarks
International Business and Sustainability BHAAI1086U Business Administration  
Personal and Household Finance: from learning how to become rich, to designing public policies BHAAI1090U Business Administration  
Persuasive Business Communication - Live Case BHAAI1102U Communication  
Principles of Investment Finance BHAAI1066U Finance OR Business Administration  
Economics of Global Business BHAAI1101U

Macroeconomics OR Economics
 

 

The course covers a maximum of 3.5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
Introduction to Marketing BHAAI1015U Marketing OR Business Administration  
Undergraduate Consumer Behavior and Customer Analysis BHAAI1003U

Marketing OR Business Administration

 

 
Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Analysis BHAAI1041U Organisation OR Business Administration  
Cross-Cultural Management - High Performing Teams BHAAI1103U

Organisation OR Business Administration AND Culture/Society Studies
 

 

The course covers a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Organisation OR Business Administration AND a maximum of 5 ECTS-points in Culture/Society Studies
Leadership and Innovation, Engaging with Theory to Inform Practice, An Emerging Economy Perspective BHAAI1106U

Organisation OR Innovation/Entrepreneurship OR Business Administration
 

 

The course covers a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Organisation AND a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Forecasting in Business and Economics BHAAI1098U Quantitative Methods OR Social Science Methodology  
Undergraduate Financial Modeling BHAAI1100U

Quantitative Methods OR Social Science Methodology AND Finance
 

 

The course covers a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Finance AND a maximum of 5 ECTS-points in Quantitative Methods or Social Science Methodology
Introduction to Business Statistics BHAAI1091U Statistics OR Quantitative Methods OR Social Science Methodology  
Introduction to Econometrics with R BHAAI1108U Quantitative Methods OR Social Science Methodology  
Banking and Financial Institutions BHAAI1110U Finance OR Business Administration
 
The course covers a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Finance
Going Circular: From Idea to Implementation BHAAI1111U Innovation/Entrepreneurship OR Business Administration  
Sustainability for Social Justice: Business Opportunities and Challenges in Emerging Markets BHAAI1107U Society Studies OR Philosophy/Social Theory/Sociology  


Courses at graduate level

To apply for courses at graduate level, you need to:

  • be a student at graduate level
  • be a single course student
  • be a professional
  • have graduated as a bachelor 

You can find all courses offered at graduate level on the list below.

2-week courses (2.5 ECTS)

2-week courses are intensive short courses. Therefore, you can only take one 2-week course and you cannot take it in combination with other course the same summer.

In the schedule you can see the exact dates and times for the classes: 

Schedule for graduate 2-week courses 2024

Course Course Code Main Acadmic Areas Remarks
Behavioral Corporate Governance and Strategic Management CCMVA2406U Corporate governance, Management, Leadership  

The Walk and Talk of Corporate Sustainability: Operationalising Sustainability, ESG and Circular Economy
Please Note: this course takes place in Beijing

CCMVA2409U CSR and sustainability  

Responsible Business for Digital Transformation

CCMVA2402U CSR and sustainability, Globalisation and international business, Innovation  
New Product Development and Project Management CCMVA2408U Entrepreneurship, Innovation  
Corporate Entrepreneurship Strategies CCMVA2407U Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Strategy  
Empirical Finance CCMVA2403U Finance  
Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Marketing CCMVA2405U Marketing  
Selling in Connected and Digitalized World CCMVA2404U Marketing  
Strategic Profitability Management CCMVA2401U Marketing, Accounting, Strategy  
3-week courses (7.5 ECTS)

3-week courses are intensive short courses. Therefore, you can only take one 3-week course and you cannot take it in combination with other course the same summer.

In the schedule you can see the exact dates and times for the classes: 

Schedule for graduate 3-week courses 2024

Course Course Code Main Course Areas Remarks
Social Entrepreneurship and Business Model Innovation CCMVI2115U CSR and sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Innovation  
Internationalization of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises CCMVI2057U CSR and sustainability, Globalization and international business, Strategy  

Sustainable Capitalism in the Nordics?

CCMVI2125U CSR and sustainability, Strategy, Cultural studies  
Sustainable Maritime Business CCMVI2139U CSR and sustainability, Globalisation and international business, Strategy  
Energy Economics and Policy CCMVI2122U Economics  
Financial Statement Analysis CCMVI2008U Finance, Accounting  
International Strategic Management CCMVI2097U Globalization and international business, Management, Strategy  
The Changing Nature of Work: Towards a Digital Future   CCMVI2116U Information technology, Management, Organizational behaviour  
The Business of Sports CCMVI2130U Managerial economics, Management, Economics  
Pricing Strategies CCMVI2129U Marketing, Strategy  
Graduate Consumer Behaviour CCMVI2014U Customer behaviour, Marketing, Business psychology  
Integrated Marketing Communications CCMVI2049U Customer behaviour, Communication, Marketing  
Strategic Brand Management in a Dynamic World CCMVI2133U Communication, Marketing, Strategy  
Neuroscience in Marketing - consumer insights through brain science CCMVI2134U Communication, Marketing  
Corporate Strategy CCMVI2136U Strategy  
Technology Strategies CCMVI2138U Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Economics  
6-week courses (7.5 ECTS)

You can take two 6-week courses per summer which means you can take 15 ECTS in total. 

Please note: Some courses take place at the same time and exams will also most likely also be held at the same time. If you take two courses, you need to check the course schedule to make sure you choose courses that take place at different times:

Schedule for graduate 6-week courses 2024

Course Course Code Main Academic Areas Remarks
Quality Management and Customer Experience (CX) CCMVI2092U Customer behavior, Experience economy, Service management  
Introduction to Gamification and Behavior Management CCMVI2089U Customer behaviour, Communication, Management  
Psychology of Decision Making - We are not irrational, are we? CCMVI2038U Customer behaviour, Management, Business psychology  
Making Better Bets: An Introduction to Management Consulting CCMVI2135U Customer behaviour, Innovation, Methodology and philosophy of science, Strategy  
Frontiers of Leadership; A Global Perspective CCMVI2127U Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership  
Graduate Corporate Finance CCMVI2041U Finance  
Investments: Financial Markets, Options and Derivatives CCMVI2067U Finance  
Machine Learning for Predictive Analytics in Business CCMVI2085U Finance, Information technology, Economics  
Evaluation of Financial Information CCMVI2132U Finance, Accounting  
Business Intelligence CCMVI2071U Management, Marketing, Supply chain management and logistics  
Organization: Team Dynamics in Multinational Coporations CCMVI2048U Management, Organization, Organizational behaviour  
Business and Government CCMVI2119U Managerial economics, Strategy, Economics  
Causal Data Science for Business Decision Making CCMVI2103U Managerial economics, Statistics and quantitative methods, Strategy  
Advanced Topics of Strategic Leadership & Corporate Governance CCMVI2137U Corporate governance, Leadership, Strategy  

 

Workload

A large portion of the learning process takes place outside of class, so you should be prepared to spend some time reading before the start of the programme and preparing for classes during the programme. 

  • Each 3-week and 6-week course is worth 7.5 ECTS credits - the workload is estimated to 206 student work hours per course.
  • Each 2-week course is worth 2.5 ECTS credits - the workload is estimated to 70 student work hours per course.

The estimated workload includes class participation, course reading, group work and exams/written projects.

Class attendance

  • 2-week courses: requires you to attend at least 80% of the class sessions.
  • 3-week and 6-week courses: class attendance is not mandatory. However, CBS Summer University is a very intensive programme, so we strongly recommend that you attend and actively participate in all classes.

Feedback Activity

Feedback is a part of all courses. Depending on the course the feedback will be:

  • feedback for all students: based on a test, quiz, group presentation etc.
  • individual feedback: in courses with a project exam or home assignment, you will get an approval of your research question for the project or assignment.

You can find more information about feedback in the course description.

    How to find previous courses

    If you need to find information about courses offered before 2024, you can find them in the archive in CBS course catalogue

    Select the archive and the academic year you attended CBS Summer University (named ISUP until 2023), and search by title or course code.

    For example: for Summer University in 2023

    1. click on archive
    2. select 2022/2023
    3. search by title or preferably the course code
    The page was last edited by: CBS Summer University // 02/15/2024