Copenhagen Business School
Copenhagen Business School, often referred to as CBS, is one of Denmark's eight public universities. With our Triple Crown accreditation and 300+ partner universities from more than 50 countries, CBS is among the best and most international business schools in Europe.
CBS was founded in 1917 and is located in the heart of Copenhagen. CBS has more than 21,000 students, with many different nationalities. Every year, we welcome a large number of students from all around the world, including around 1,200 full-degree students to our bachelor and graduate programmes and more than 1,000 exchange students. Over 40 nationalities are represented by both students and faculty, making it an international learning environment.
At CBS, you will be given the skills and capabilities that you can use to reflect on how to solve societal challenges with compassion for yourself, others and the planet. Learn more about the Nordic Nine strategy and its capabilities.
Get a first glance of CBS by taking a virtual tour of our campus.
Study at CBS
There are a number of ways that you can come to CBS to study. You can come for a full programme, for a semester, or just for a course. Depending on what you are interested in, your road to CBS will be different.
Looking to study a full programme at CBS? We offer:
At CBS, programmes are based on a strong and internationally renowned research base. Here, you will find a number of programmes combining business studies with politics, sociology, language, IT, communication, and more.
The majority of programmes at CBS are taught in English.
Every year, we welcome over 1,000 exchange students from all over the world. If you are studying at one of our partner universities, you have the opportunity to:
If you are not studying at one of our partner universities, you still have the option of coming to CBS. You can:
- study a full semester as a freemover (available only for students who are not citizens in an EU/EEA/Nordic country)
- join CBS Summer University (available for all nationalities)
- take a single course during a semester (available for all nationalities)
Accreditations and rankings
To ensure global recognition of your education from CBS, it is important to consider accreditations. The most sought after accreditation by business schools is the Triple Crown, which is held by only one percent of business schools world wide. CBS has held The Triple Crown accreditation since 2011. CBS is also a CEMS partner as well as a Double Degree partner with other leading business schools in the world.
Each year, universities are ranked based on a number of different criteria. In 2022, CBS was ranked as no. 26 among European Business Schools by Financial Times.
In addition to CBS being ranked, our programmes are also ranked against other international universities. In 2023, our CEMS Master in International Management was ranked as no. 12 by QS 2023 Masters in Management Rankings, and in 2020, our Executive MBA was ranked as no. 30 in Europe by Financial Times.
Learn more about CBS' accreditations and rankings.
CBS is located in Frederiksberg, which is part of central Copenhagen. CBS is an urban campus that is closely connected by public transportation, with shopping malls, gardens, coffee shops and outdoor living space.
The main campus building is called Solbjerg Plads, and other campus buildings are all within walking distance from this. The buildings are also well connected by the Copenhagen Metro as well as several bike and walk paths.