Why did I choose my programme?
I have always had an interest in economics and business and therefore chose to study at CBS, which is specialized in these areas and also recognized internationally for this. I chose to apply to IB because I wanted a programme with an international perspective and a motivating study environment with ambitious students.
What do I like the best?
One of the best things about studying International Business is the diversity, as a lot of students are from different counties. This allows you to get more perspectives on the things we learn and gives you a broader and more complete understanding of International Business. The quarter structure at IB gives you the possibility to go in depth with two courses at a time instead of four, but it also means that the programme is more intense.
What do I think is difficult?
Learning to study in a new way and accepting that you’re not expected to read everything.
What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?
I was positively surprised by how open and friendly the other students were, as I have heard a lot of prejudices about the people at IB. The reality is that we are all young people who loves to have fun together. Thus, we often have a lot of social events at IB such as IB Dinners and “Burnouts” after every exam period. The study environment at IB is characterized by a “work hard, play hard” mentality. IB students tend to be very ambitious and hardworking but are also very social and have a lot of fun together.
If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…
1. If there is something you don’t quite understand, don’t be afraid to ask your fellow students and new friends for help
2. Don't stress to much about not being able to read everything
3. Remember to make time for friends, family, and yourself