CBS welcomes 3260 new bachelor students
Photo: Kasper Kristoffersen/CBS
During the early hours of 28 July, CBS’ programme administration was buzzing with activity as emails were sent out to all those offered a study place at one of CBS’ 18 bachelor programmes. The 3260 applicants who were offered a study place can look forward to starting their studies at CBS when the introduction week begins in late August.
“I am delighted once again to offer so many talented young people the opportunity to study here. And it gives me particular pleasure to know that that they can look forward to joining programmes that highlight responsibility and critical thinking as key elements,” says CBS President Nikolaj Malchow-Møller.
Students can expect to acquire expertise in a broader societal context
Nikolaj Malchow-Møller is referring to the nine transformative capabilities – also known as the Nordic Nine – which have been integrated into all of CBS’ programmes and were developed collaboratively with 3000 people from the business community and the educational sector.
The aim behind Nordic Nine is to ensure that all CBS graduates are better equipped to take responsibility for development and sustainability in our businesses and our society so that they can handle some of the major challenges and opportunities that we face in a complex future
- Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, President at CBS
“The role of companies in society has changed. What matters is not just securing profits but also creating positive changes that can improve society and bring it to a higher level. It is even more crucial today for our students to understand social and ethical agendas and to be given the skills to act accordingly,” explains Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, who continues:
“The aim behind Nordic Nine is to ensure that all CBS graduates are better equipped to take responsibility for development and sustainability in our businesses and our society so that they can handle some of the major challenges and opportunities that we face in a complex future.”
This means that the new students will not only be acquiring skills and expertise within their academic field but also be challenged in ways that prepare them to work with complex issues and understand them in a broad context when they later address difficult challenges such as the green transition, digitalisation or politically unstable markets.
Learning is lifelong
CBS President Nikolaj Malchow-Møller also has a word of encouragment for applicants who have not been offered admission to CBS:
“You might be feeling discouraged right now but don’t let that stop you from trying again, either at CBS or elsewhere. Learning is lifelong, and though it may not feel like it at the moment, the exciting job opportunities that will come your way in the future do not necessarily depend on what higher education you embark on now.”