Courses and exams
- Classes will be taught either on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays and in addition two Fridays. Course and exam schedules with exact dates and time slots for 2023 will be announced under "Bachelor level courses 2023" and "Graduate level courses 2023" respectively no later than mid-January 2023.
- Course period:
- 27 June - 13 July 2023: Short 3-week courses.
- 26 June - 28 July 2023: Ordinary 6-week courses.
- Exam period: see under Exams above.
Please note: You cannot follow courses that take place at the same time - exams will most likely also be held at the same time. It is therefore very important that you check the course schedule before selecting courses. Also note that all home assignments (running in parallel with the course) will take place simultaneously. That means your exam submissions must be handed in on the same day and time.
NB! Short 3-week courses cannot be taken together with any other course - neither another 3-week course nor an ordinary 6-week course.
Bachelor level courses 2023
Schedule with exact dates and time slots will be announced no later than mid-January 2023
Course code and title
Course areas covered for graduate admission at CBS
|SHORT 3-WEEK COURSES THAT CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER COURSE:|
|BHAAI1072U Undergraduate Managerial Accounting||Accounting OR Business Administration|
|BHAAI1083U Financial Accounting||Accounting OR Business Administration||
|BHAAI1095U Service Design and Behaviour||Business Administration|
|BHAAI1028U Undergraduate Corporate Finance||Finance OR Business Administration|
|BHAAI1097U An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship||Innovation and Entrepreneurship OR Business Administration|
|BHAAI1022U Principles of Macroeconomics||Macroeconomics OR Economics|
|BHAAI1023U Principles of Microeconomics - a Business Perspective||Microeconomics OR Economics|
|ORDINARY 6-WEEK COURSES THAT CAN BE COMBINED WITH ONE OTHER 6-WEEK COURSE:|
|BHAAI1086U International Business and Sustainability||Business Administration|
|BHAAI1090U Personal and Household Finance: from learning how to become rich, to designing public policies||Business Administration|
|BHAAI1104U An Introduction to Circular Economy||Business Administration|
|BHAAI1102U Persuasive Business Communication - Live Case||Communication|
|BHAAI1099U Economic and Game Theoretic Policy Analysis||
Economics OR Politics
NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Politics AND a maximum of 5 ECTS-points in Economics
|BHAAI1066U Principles of Investment Finance||Finance OR Business Administration|
|BHAAI1101U Economics of Global Business||
Macroeconomics OR Economics
NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics
|BHAAI1015U Introduction to Marketing||Marketing OR Business Administration|
|BHAAI1105U Behavioural Science and Social Marketing||
Marketing OR Business Administration OR Psychology
NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Marketing AND a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Psychology
|BHAAI1094U The New Face of Branding: Political and Social Activism||
Marketing OR Communication OR Business Administration
NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Marketing AND a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Communication
|BHAAI1003U Undergraduate Consumer Behavior and Customer Analysis||
Marketing OR Psychology OR Business Administration
NB: The course may cover a maximum of 3.5 ECTS-points in Marketing AND a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Psychology
|BHAAI1041U Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Analysis||Organization OR Business Administration|
|BHAAI1103U Cross-Cultural Management - High Performing Teams||
Organization OR Business Administration
NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Organisation
|BHAAI1106U Leadership and Innovation, Engaging with Theory to Inform Practice, An Emerging Economy Perspective||
Organization OR Innovation and Entrepreneurship OR Business Administration
NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Organisation AND a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
|BHAAI1092U Theory and Mechanics Behind Econometrics and Statistical Programming||Quantitative Methods OR Social Science Methodology|
|BHAAI1098U Forecasting in Business and Economics||Quantitative Methods OR Social Science Methodology|
|BHAAI1100U Undergraduate Financial Modeling||
Quantitative Methods OR Social Science Methodology OR Finance
NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Finance AND a maximum of 5 ECTS-points in Quantitative Methods or Social Science Methodology
|BHAAI1091U Introduction to Business Statistics||Statistics OR Quantitative Methods OR Social Science Methodology|
Graduate level courses 2023
Schedule with exact dates and time slots will be announced no later than mid-January 2023
Course changes and withdrawal
After the application round is over, there will be very limited possibilities to change courses. We will overbook all courses in relation to the number of places in each course. So even if someone else withdraws, this will not necessarily leave a place to be filled.
Course changes and cancellations
The ISUP course offer is subject to student interest and enrolment. Due to unforeseen circumstances there might be changes to the course offer which can happen up until the beginning of the programme. Changes will be communicated without delay.
Students can withdraw from courses depending on the student category.
- CBS Elective Students can withdraw on 26 May 2023 (end of third application round) at the latest through the Online Student Service. After deadline your registration is binding and you must apply for an exemption to withdraw. Further information at my.cbs.dk. Any questions regarding withdrawal from electives must be directed to Student Hub
- CBS Mandatory Students must get a dispensation from their Study Board
- Nominated Exchange Students must contact their coordinator who will afterwards contact us. Deadline for withdrawing is TBA
- Credit Transfer Students, Non-European Freemovers and Open University Students can withdraw by writing to email@example.com no later than TBA
Preliminary assignment and feedback activity
All courses include a Preliminary Assignment. The workload is approx. 20 hours.
For bachelor level courses: The Nordic-9 pre-course is foundational for the summer university and identical for all courses. Students will receive an invitation with all details by the end of May. The assignment has two parts. 1.) online lectures and tutorials that students can access at their own time and 2.) one synchronous workshop which will be offered both online and in-person at several dates and times before the official start of the summer university courses. Sign-up is first come first serve. All students are expected to complete this assignment before classes begin.
For graduate level courses: The course coordinator uploads Preliminary Assignment on Canvas at the end of May. It is expected that students participate as it will be included in the final exam, but the assignment is without independent assessment and grading.
The course responsible decides how the feedback is given. It could be, for instance, some sort of feedback for all (based on a test, quiz, group presentation etc.), and for courses with a project exam/home assignment an approval of a research question/problem formulation for the exam project. For further information see the course description.
All courses include Preliminary Assignments that will be announced on CBS Canvas (e-learning platform) at the end of May. Further information under Preliminary assignment and feedback activity above.
Will I have full access to the library and its facilities?
ISUP students will be given access to the library facilities, as well as to all electronic journals that CBS subscribes to.
Do I need to buy literature and text books for all my courses?
CBS library tries to have a copy of the required literature for each course, but we cannot guarantee that it will always be available to you, since you will be sharing this resource with many other students. Therefore, we advise students to buy the required text(s) (see the course descriptions) and use the CBS Library for supplementary reading. Please note sharing of textbooks during an exam is strictly prohibited.
Where can I buy the literature for my courses?
Information about author, title, publisher and ISBN number is available in the course descriptions. For further information regarding the course literature, please contact the course coordinator.
CBS Canvas (e-learning platform)
What is CBS Canvas?
- Students find course information, preliminary assignments, additional material etc.
- Students post messages and communicate with their instructor and fellow students
How do I get access?
After you have been admitted to the programme, the ISUP Secretariat will send your CBS username and password, which is needed for logging in. You should receive this by mid/end-May at the latest. Then you can access CBS Canvas
Link to CBS Canvas can also be found at my.cbs.dk
ECTS credits and class attendance
Each ISUP course is worth 7.5 ECTS credits, and two courses are equal to 15 ECTS, or half a semester's full course load at CBS.
The workload in ISUP is 206 student work hours per course, and this includes participating in classes, course reading, group work and exams/written projects. A large portion of the learning process in ISUP courses is outside of class, so students should be prepared to spend plenty of time reading before ISUP as well as during the programme.
At Danish universities class attendance is not mandatory. However, ISUP is a very intensive programme, and we expect that all students attend and actively participate in all classes.
Read more about the Academic experience and the Danish grading scale and how it is to be a student at CBS
Exam periods 2023
(All ISUP exams are individual)
Exam schedule 2023 - TBA no later than mid-January 2023
Type of exam for ordinary exams (check the course description for further information):
Home assignment written in parallel with the course, 3-week courses: 27 June - 14 July 2023
Home assignment written in parallel with the course, 6-week courses: 26 June - 4 August 2023
4-hour written sit-in exam, 3-week courses: 14 July 2023
4-hour written sit-in exam, 6-week courses: 1 - 4 August 2023
All students must apply for a dispensation to withdraw from the ordinary exam. For further information, please contact Exams
Retake exam (check the course description for further information):
4-hour written sit-in exam: 18 - 22 September 2023
72-hour home assignment: 25 - 28 September 2023
All students, inclusive CBS Elective Students and CBS Mandatory Students, can de-register from the retake no later than 3 weeks prior to the exam by writing an e-mail to Exams
Second retake - 3rd and last exam attempt (check the course description for further information):
Online oral exam (via Teams): 20 November 2023
Students will automatically be registered for the following exam if they do not pass. NB! Non-European Freemovers and Open University students must pay a fee of DKK TBA per course for the 3rd exam attempt in order to be registered. Deadline for paying TBA to the account you find at my.cbs.dk
The last attempt to take an exam at Summer University and thereby pass the course is by the end of the year in which you attend Summer University.
Exam registration 2023
All information regarding exams will be available at my.cbs.dk which you will get access to once you are enrolled in a course.
Students will automatically be registered for the following exam if they do not pass (exam dates under EXAM PERIODS 2023 above).
Note: Non-European Freemovers and Open University students must pay a fee of DKK TBA per course for the 3rd exam attempt in order to be registered. Deadline for paying TBA to the account you find at my.cbs.dk
The following text must be the message field on your transfer: ISUP23 (student name) very important in order for CBS Accounts Department to identify your payment.
NB: Please remember to pay all bank transaction fees, including those of the receiving bank, when you make a bank transfer - please ensure to instruct your bank not to share the fees but to debit all fees on the debit account.
Please note that the fee cannot be refunded since exam assignments are ordered as soon as the fee is paid. You should therefore not pay the fee before you are absolutely sure that you need to attend the 3rd exam attempt. Please also note that there is a very short deadline between grades being announced from the retake exams to the deadline for paying the fee for attending the 3rd attempt.
Grading and Transcripts
Grades for all ISUP courses are based 100% on the final exam. You can see your grades on the Online Student Service no later than 4 weeks after your exam.
CBS International Office is going green and you will thus receive a digital transcript.
CBS students taking ISUP courses as elective courses or mandatory courses will not receive a transcript/certificate for ISUP. Your grades will appear on the Online Student Service as well as on your final degree transcript.
Exam guidelines, dispensation and complaints
All information about exam guidelines, allowed aids, dispensation rules and exam complaints can be found at my.cbs.dk
- Information on exam guidelines can be found under Exam preparation
- General information about allowed exams aids can be found under Exam aids
For the allowed exam aids for your specific course, check the course catalogue
- Information about dispensations for extended time and/or taking exams abroad (or other exam issues) can be found under Special conditions at exams
- Ordinary exam: Deadline for sending a dispensation application is 6 weeks before the exam. However, if you are a CBS student taking ISUP courses as elective, mandatory or fee-paying courses you can hand in the dispensation for extended exam time issued by your CBS study board 2 weeks before the exam.
- Retake exam: Deadline for sending a dispensation application is 4 weeks before the exam. However, if you are a CBS student taking ISUP courses as elective, mandatory or fee-paying courses you can hand in the dispensation for extended exam time issued by your CBS study board 2 weeks before the exam.
- If you are applying for an exemption that is caused by something unexpected, you can apply after the deadline
- Information about exam complaints can be found under Exam complaints and appeals
Looking for courses offered before 2023, please check the archive in the CBS course catalogue (select the academic year you attended ISUP and search by title or course code).
Guide to academic years:
- ISUP 2014 courses - select 2014/2015
- ISUP 2015 courses - select 2015/2016
- ISUP 2016 courses - select 2015/2016
- ISUP 2017 courses - select 2016/2017
- ISUP 2018 courses - select 2017/2018
- ISUP 2019 courses - select 2018/2019
- ISUP 2020 courses - select 2019/2020
- ISUP 2021 courses - select 2020/2021
- ISUP 2022 courses - select 2021/2022
Please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org should you have further questions.