Studying at CBS
At CBS, critical thinking skills and independent thought are highly valued, and you will have both the opportunity and responsibility for making the most out of your education.
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When studying at CBS you will most likely encounter a different academic culture than you are used to in your home country.
Guidelines for attendance
As a general rule there is no mandatory attendance for teaching activities at CBS. Class attendance is not recorded and please also be aware that class attendance does not count toward your final grade either. You grades are neither improved by class attendance, nor are your grades reflected by non-attendance. Your grades are based on your exams 100%.
Attend the teaching activities
Although attendance is not mandatory, we recommend that you participate in teaching activities. If you choose, for example, to take a holiday in a teaching or exam period, it is your responsibility to catch up on what you miss. We therefore recommend planning your holiday outside teaching periods.
It is your responsibility to get what you want out of your programme. We recommend that you prepare for classes and that you participate actively – for your own sake, not for your lecturer’s sake.
Make use of your lecturers
Your lecturers are your sparring partners and inspirators. Many students do not make full use of their lecturers or are perhaps afraid to ask 'silly' questions. Your lecturers are committed to their field, and they would love to have active and inquisitive students. So do speak to them if there is something you do not understand or need sparring for.
As a student at CBS, you can expect to have any of the following exam types:
|WRITTEN EXAM||COMBINATION WRITTEN AND ORAL EXAM||ORAL EXAM|
|HOME||Written project/ assignment/ case|
|HOME & ON-CAMPUS||
1) Oral exam based on written assignment
2) Oral exam based on written assignment and curriculum
1) With aids
2) Without aids
1) Based or not based on written synopsis
2) With or without preparation
3) With or without aids
For most international students oral exam is a new encounter. An oral exam on the basis of a written project is made up of two parts; both are taken into account when your grade is determined:
- A written project you have turned in before the exam. This could be a synopsis, a case project or a paper, and it can be written individually or in a group.
- An oral exam that can be a defence of the written product, a broader examination in the curriculum or a combination of both. The oral exam can be held either individually or as a group exam.
To find out which exam aids are allowed during the exam, you check the course description the course catalog for the course in question. Depending on the exam form, students will have access to various exam aids during the exam.
The exam can be with or without exam aids. There are three different types: no aids (closed book), limited aids, all aids (open book).
In Denmark, a 7-point grading scale is used. 12 is the highest grade possible, and 02 is the lowest passable grade. The Danish grading scale is compatible with the ECTS grading scale.
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Teaching periods and holidays
|New Year's Day||1 January|
|Maudy Thursday||Thursday before Easer Sunday|
|General Prayer Day||4th Friday after Easter|
|Ascension Day||39 days after Easter Sunday|
|Whit Monday||7th Monday after Easter|
|Christmas Eve Day||24 December|
|Christmas Day||25 December|
|Second Day of Christmas||26 December|