Courses and exams

At ISUP you have the possibility to choose from more than 50 exciting courses ranging from classic business courses to more diverse, innovative and entrepreneurial courses, all taught in English. Below you can find the course catalogue, the teaching schedule, exam schedules and other course and exam related information.

Courses

Class format

  • Each course will be taught 2 X 2.5 hours per week
  • Classes will be taught either on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays with the following additions:
    • For Mondays & Wednesday sessions; in the first week of the programme the Monday session will be held on the Friday, in addition there will be one extra session on the second Friday of the programme
    • For Tuesday & Thursday sessions there will be one extra session on the third Friday of the programme
  • The first day of teaching will be 25 June or 26 June 2019
  • The last day of teaching will be 24 July or 25 July 2019
  • Exam period:
    • Home assignments/mini projects: 25/26 June - 29 July 2019. Please note that exam will start on the first teaching day and will run in parallel with the course.
    • 4 hour written exams: 30 July - 2 August 2019

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 timetable before selecting courses. Also note that all home assignments/mini projects (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! Special dates for short courses: CCMVI2080U, CCMVI2081U, CCMVI2082U (these three courses cannot be taken together with any other course except for CCBLI3002U) and CCBLI3002U. Please also view course timetable and exam schedule.


ISUP courses and classrooms will be available in students CBS Calendar on calendar.cbs.dk.

Bachelor level courses 2019 (all courses are closed and will not be reopened

Course code and title Course areas covered for graduate admission at cbs Enrolment STATUS
BHAAI1009U Principles of Financial Accounting Accounting or Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1072U Undergraduate Managerial Accounting Accounting or Business Administration Cancelled
BHAAI1073U Banking and Financial Institutions Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1076U Undergraduate International Business Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1075U Foundations of Supply Chain Management Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1067U Undergraduate International Finance Finance or Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1028U Undergraduate Corporate Finance Finance or Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1066U Principles of Investment Finance Finance or Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1020U Organizational Communication and Reputation Management - Theory and Practice General Communication or Communication
NB: The course may cover 2½ ECTS-points in Internal Communication and
5 ECTS-points in External Communication
Closed
BHAAI1034U The Persuasive Power of External Communication in Shaping Business Fates and Fortunes External Communication or General Communication or Communication Closed
BHAAI1057U Persuasion and Marketing Communication: Theory and Practice External Communication or General Communication or Communication Closed
BHAAI1074U Principles of Management Management or Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1003U Undergraduate Consumer Behavior and Customer Analysis Marketing or Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1015U Introduction to Marketing Marketing or Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1070U Consumer Behaviour and Social Marketing Marketing or Business Administration
NB: The course may cover a maximum of 5 ECTS-points in Marketing
Closed
BHAAI1022U Principles of Macroeconomics Macroeconomics or Economics or Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1023U Principles of Microeconomics – a Business Perspective Microeconomics or Economics or Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1068U Microeconomics – Principles and Applications Microeconomics or Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1041U Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Analysis Organisation or Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1071U Change Management and The Values-Driven Organization Organisation or Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1001U Basic Statistics for Business and Economics Quantitative Methods/Statistics or Social Science Methodology or
Business Administration
Closed
BHAAI1069U Applied Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics Quantitative Methods/Statistics or Social Science Methodology or
Business Administration
Closed
BHAAI1077U Communicating Insight: Data Visualization with Statistical Programming Covers nothing in relation to entry requirements Closed
BHAAI1014U International Marketing Management: Strategic Thinking for Managing and Marketing in a Global Economy Strategy or Business Administration Closed
BHAAI1064U Managing Strategically in a Globalised World Strategy or Business Administration Closed
Graduate level courses 2019 (all courses are closed and will not be reopened)

Course code and title MAIN COURSE AREAS Enrolment STATUS
CCMVI2070U Graduate Managerial Accounting Accounting, Management Closed
CCMVI2008U Financial Statement Analysis Accounting, Finance Closed
CCMVI2073U Evaluation of Financial Information Accounting, Finance Closed
CCMVI2041U Graduate Corporate Finance Finance Closed
CCMVI2067U Investments: Financial Markets, Options and Derivatives Finance Closed
CCMVI2046U Graduate International Finance Finance Closed
CCMVI2045U Impact Investing and Finance Finance, Corporate Governance, CSR and Sustainability Closed
CCMVI2051U Marketing Logistics and Retail Supply Chains Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Marketing Closed
CCMVI2056U Advanced Logistics and Supply Chain Concepts Supply Chain Management and Logistics Cancelled
CCMVI2076U International Business and Globalization Globalization and International Business Closed
CCMVI2078U Globalization, Employment and Careers Globalization and International Business, Political science; Human resource management Cancelled
CCMVI2075U Information Security Management Information Technology, Management, Corporate Governance Closed
CCMVI2059U Strategic Management - Competitive Strategy Strategy, Managerial Economics Closed
CCMVI2074U Strategic IT for Managers Strategy, Management, Information Technology Closed
CCMVI2071U Business Intelligence Management Closed
CCMVI2044U Managing Non-Profits - Learning from Principles and Practices Management, Service Management, CSR and Sustainability Closed
CCMVI2065U Leading Innovative Organizations Management, Organization Closed
CCMVI2047U Project Management - Lean and Strategic Project and Change Management, Globalization and International Business, Corporate Governance Closed
CCMVI2048U Organization: Team Dynamics in Multinational Corporations Organization, Management, Communication Closed
CCMVI2038U Psychology of Decision Making - We are not irrational, are we? Business Psychology, Management, Customer Behaviour Closed
CCMVI2014U Graduate Consumer Behaviour Customer Behaviour Closed
CCMVI2041U Graduate Corporate Finance Customer Behaviour, Marketing, Business Psychology Closed
CCMVI2072U Advertising in a Global Context Marketing Closed
CCMVI2049U Integrated Marketing Communications Marketing, Communication, Customer Behaviour Closed
CCMVI2061U Financial Communication Communication Closed
CCMVI2013U Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Business Practices and Development Economics: an Integrated Framework CSR and Sustainability, International Political Economy, Globalization and International Business Closed
CCMVI2032U Business and Society: Beyond Compliance toward Sustainability, Innovation and Social Impact CSR and Sustainability Closed
CCMVI2079U Critical Perspectives on Sustainability CSR and sustainability, Cultural studies Closed
CCMVI2077U Circular Economies and Sustainable Development Goals CSR and sustainability, Corporate Governance; Globalization & International Business Closed
CCMVI2055U Behavioural Public Policy for Sustainable Development CSR and Sustainability, Economics, Political Science Closed
CCMVI2054U Entrepreneurial Business Planning and Development Entrepreneurship Closed
CCMVI2057U Internationalization of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Entrepreneurship, Globalization and International Business Closed
CCMVI2063U Business Innovation and Science Innovation, Entrepreneurship Cancelled
SHORT COURSES:
CCMVI2080U Blockchain and Sustainable Digital Infrastructures for Business
Teaching period: 25 June - 12 July 2019 (view Course Timetable for detailed information)
Please note that the course cannot be taken together with any other ISUP course except for CCBLI3002U
Innovation, Information technology; Entrepreneurship Closed
CCMVI2081U Sustainability in the Nordics
Teaching period: 8 - 26 July 2019 (view Course Timetable for detailed information)
Please note that the course cannot be taken together with any other ISUP course except for CCBLI3002U
CSR and sustainability, Strategy, cultural studies Closed

CCMVI2082U Fundamentals of Management Consulting
Teaching period: 25 June - 12 July 2019 (view Course Timetable for detailed information)
Please note that the course cannot be taken together with any other ISUP course except for CCBLI3002U

Strategy Closed
CCBLI3002U Urban Challenges as Innovation Drivers
Teaching period: 24 April - 15 May 2019 (view Course Timetable for detailed information)
Please note that you can only apply for this course during the first application round
Payment instructions and deadlines for Open University students and Non-European Freemovers to be announced
Innovation Closed

Course changes and withdrawal

Switching courses

Please note that it is not possible to switch courses once the application rounds are closed. We will overbook all courses in relation to the number of seats in each course. So even if someone else withdraws, this will not leave a seat 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.

Course withdrawal

Students can withdraw from courses depending on the student category.

  • CBS Elective Students can withdraw no later than on 2 April 2019 through the Online Student Service. After deadline please contact your Study Board
  • CBS Mandatory Students must get a dispensation from their Study Board
  • Nominated Exchange Students must have a standard workload of two courses equivalent to 15 ECTS. Any deviation from the standard workload must be agreed upon in advance with your home university and the ISUP secretariat
  • Credit Transfer Students, Non-European Freemovers and Open University Students can withdraw by writing to summer@cbs.dk no later than 17 June 2019

Preliminary assignment and feedback activity

All courses include a Preliminary Assignment, which will be available to students on CBS Learn (e-learning platform) on 3 June 2019 at the latest and is due in class 1.

  • Objective: To provide students with an incentive to start learning about the subject matter of the course before the start of the classes with a formalized activity that will ‘jump-­start’ their learning, thereby assisting them to get maximum value from the course
  • Content: These assignments should focus on introductory material on the subject of the course (i.e. text chapters, journal papers, video clips, etc.) with the aim of preparing for a specified task, scheduled for class 1 (first week of classes). The work required from students should equate to 4‐5 hours of preparation
  • Structure: These assignments can be structured in various ways. For example, quizzes, short written reports, or presentations with a few PowerPoint slides. They are aimed at providing students with practice in doing assignments and are not assessed with Pass/Fail (i.e. no retry option will be given)
  • Schedule: All materials will be uploaded on CBS Learn (e-learning platform) one month before the programme start and no later than on 3 June 2019
  • Impact: There will be no direct impact on the final course grade, but preparing the assignment should help students to have a higher level of learning right from the start of the course with the consequence that they may be able to obtain a higher grade in the final examination

Feedback Activity

A Feedback Activity, defined by the course instructor, will take place approx. half-way through the course. The Feedback Activity will have no direct impact on the final course grade.

For courses with the exam form home assignments/mini projects; please note that this will also be the deadline for handing in your research question (problem formulation) to your instructor, for approval. Please read more about this under the exam section.

Course literature

Pre-course readings

All courses include Preliminary Assignments that will be announced on CBS Learn (e-learning platform) 3 weeks before the programme start and will cover reading and reflecting on several background articles, journal papers, video clips etc. that will form the basis of short presentations, problem analyses or self-graded quizzes in class 1. During the programme it will be very difficult to catch up if you fall behind on the readings.

Reading lists

Primary (mandatory readings) and secondary (additional relevant readings/nice-to-have) books will be updated in the individual course descriptions in the course catalogue. Additional material (cases and articles) and links will be posted on CBS Learn by the instructor.

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?

Even though a copy of the required literature for each course will be available at the CBS library 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) and use the CBS Library for supplementary reading. Please note sharing of textbooks during an exam is strictly prohibited.

Where and when can I buy the literature for my courses?

The CBS book store Academic Books will carry required books for ISUP courses, please note that some secondary (additional relevant readings/nice-to-have) books might not be available through Academic Books. Information about literature will be available under “Curriculum lists” if you choose “CBS-Copenhagen Business School” and then “Summer University”, the curriculum lists are available from start June, but the books can be searched on individually on their website from around one month before the programme start. Academic Books ship orders abroad, please find further information on their webpage under Customer service.

Different version and editions

Textbooks written by the same author often exist in different versions and editions, and even though they have the same title, they might vary in content. At ISUP, we encourage our faculty members to use the European version where applicable, but since many of our faculty members come from the US, Canada and Australia other versions might be used. For that reason we cannot guarantee that Academic Books at CBS will be able to provide all ISUP textbooks.

CBS Learn (e-learning platform)

What is CBS Learn?

  • 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.

Link to CBS Learn: learn.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 Dansih grading scale and how it is to be a student at CBS on CBS student life.

 

Exams

Exam periods 2019

Ordinary exam*: 25/26 June – 29 July 2019 (home assignments/mini projects) and 30 July – 2 August 2019 (4 hour written sit-in exams)
All students must apply for a dispensation to withdraw from the ordinary exam. CBS Elective Students and CBS Mandatory Students must contact their Study Board, and other students must contact the ISUP Secretariat

Retake exam: 1 – 7 October 2019 (4 hour written sit-in exams) and 8 – 11 October 2019 (72-hour home assignments for all exams)
All students, inclusive CBS Elective Students and CBS Mandatory Students, can de-register from the retake no later than 6 September 2019 by writing an e-mail to the ISUP Secretariat

3rd exam attempt: 25 – 28 November 2019 (72-hour home assignments for all exams)
All students can de-register from the 3rd attempt no later than 1 November 2019 by writing to the ISUP Secretariat

Types of exams

At ISUP there are two types of exams*:

4-hour written sit-in exams

  • All 4-hour written exams will be held between 30 July and 2 August 2019 (ordinary exams)
  • All 4-hour written exams will be held at the CBS Examination Hall. The exact rooms will not be announced, students will be directed to the respective exam rooms by the invigilators
  • There are 3 types of 4-hour written sit-in exams:
    • Closed book - no aids allowed
    • Limited aids
    • Open book - all written and electronic aids, including internet access is allowed
  • All 4-hour written exams are computer based and you must use the computers at the CBS Examination Hall

Check the course description in the course catalogue for detailed information about the 3 different types of written sit-in exams

Home assignments/mini projects (Max 15 pages)**

  • All home assignments/mini projects will start on the first day of teaching and will run in parallel with the course (meaning that all home assignments/mini projects run simultaneously). The project is due on 29 July 2019 no later than 12:00 noon (ordinary exams)
  • All home assignments/mini projects are based upon a research question (problem formulation) formulated by the students individually, and must be handed in to the course instructor for his/her approval no later than 11 July 2019
  • The instructor must approve the research question (problem formulation) no later than 16 July 2019. The approval is a feedback to the student about the instructor's assessment of the problem's relevance and the possibilities of producing a good report
  • All home assignments/mini projects have to be submitted through Digital Exam (e-submission system), and can be done from any computer (Please note that the home assignment/mini project is an individual assignment and cannot be submitted in groups)
  • If you experience technical challenges in uploading your project, please contact the IT-support / +45 3815 3575 or the ISUP Secretariat immediately
  • NB!: It is not possible to hand in home assignments/mini projects to the International Office, the ISUP Secretariat or Student Hub!

*There will be special exam dates for short courses. Please check the course catalogue.

** Please note that for retake exams the exam format is a 72-hour home assignment instead (Max 10 pages). All 72-hour exams take place simultaneously.

Check the course descriptions in the course catalogue for further information on the exam type for your course.

If you need your exam assignments and answers, please log on to Digital Exam and save these documents while you still have a valid CBS email address (your CBS email address will be valid 3 month after your last exam)

Exam attempts and registration 2019
EXAM ATTEMPTS

ISUP courses are "season courses" and you have 3 possibilities to take the exam: ordinary, re-take and 3rd attempt. The last possibility to take your exam at ISUP, and thereby the last chance to pass the course is at the end of the year in which you attend ISUP, regardless of whether you failed to pass, you did not show up, or you have withdrawn due to illness on your previous exam attempts.

The exam attempts are as follows

  • Ordinary exam: 25/26 June – 29 July 2019 (home assignments/mini projects) and 30 July – 2 August 2019 (4 hour written sit-in exams)
    All students must apply for a dispensation to withdraw from the ordinary exam. CBS Elective Students and CBS Mandatory Students must contact their Study Board, and other students must contact the ISUP Secretariat
  • Retake exam: 1 – 7 October 2019 (4 hour written sit-in exams) and 8 – 11 October 2019 (72-hour home assignments for all exams)
    All students, inclusive CBS Elective Students and CBS Mandatory Students, can de-register from the retake no later than 6 September 2019 by writing an e-mail to the ISUP Secretariat
  • 3rd exam attempt: 25 – 28 November 2019 (72-hour home assignments for all exams) - Please note that this is the last attempt to pass the course for ISUP 2019
    All students can de-register from the 3rd attempt no later than 1 November 2019 by writing to the ISUP Secretariat

EXAM REGISTRATION

You will automatically be registered for all exam attempts in the courses you are registered for. If you do not pass an exam, you will automatically be registered for the next exam attempt, regardless of whether you fail to pass, you do not show up, or you withdraw due to illness.

If a doctor’s certificate is handed in no later than 8 days after the exam, the ISUP office will look into whether the requirements in CBS’ rules regarding illness at exams allow for the exam not to count as an attempt; see 4.00 Rules regarding illness in relation to exams at CBS (bachelor and master’s (candidatus) programmes).

Fee-paying students will only be registered for the 3rd exam attempt if they pay an extra fee of DKK 2,000 per course. Deadline for paying is 1 November 2019.

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.

RE-TAKE EXAM RULES

  • Retake exam formats are the same for 4-hour written sit-in exams and a 72-hour home assignment instead of home assignment/mini projects. The format for the 3rd exam attempt will be a 72-hour home assignment for all exams (Max 15 pages)
  • Aids for the first retake exams are the same as for the ordinary exams
  • All 4-hour retake exams are held at CBS Examination Hall
  • For 72-hour home assignments students will be given an assignment to be written at home, which is different from the ordinary exam assignment

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.

The 7-point grading scale

The Danish grading scale is used throughout the education system in Denmark, including university programmes. The grading scale is compatible with the European ECTS grading scale and your performance is assessed according to the extent that you have met the specific academic goals set for your specific course. Read more about the 7-point grading scale.

Transcripts

Your transcript will confirm the courses taken and grades received. In order to get a transcript you must pass the exam. If you do not take the exams you will not be able to receive any documentation for your participation in the programme.

CBS students taking ISUP courses as elective 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.

Nominated exchange students will have their transcripts sent directly to their home universities. All other students will have their transcripts sent directly to their home postal addresses. Should you need an official copy of your transcript to be sent to your home university, please send your request as well as an address and contact person of your home university to summer@cbs.dk.

Official transcripts for ordinary exams will be sent in October 2019.
Official transcripts for retake exams will be sent in November 2019.
Official transcripts for 3rd exam attempt will be sent in January 2020.

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 prolonged time and/or taking exams abroad (or other exam issues) can be found under Special conditions at exams
    • Deadline for sending a dispensation application is 8 weeks before the ordinary exam (If you haven't received your CBS account yet, please contact us on summer@cbs.dk in order to receive further information, as well as the form to be used for your dispensation request)
    • Deadline for sending a dispensation application is 4 weeks before the retake 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

Previous courses

Looking for courses offered before 2019, 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

Please write an email to summer@cbs.dk should you have further questions.

 

The page was last edited by: ISUP Secretariat // 07/03/2019