Courses and exams

At ISUP you have the possibility to choose from more than 40 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 course timetable, 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 plus one extra session on the second and third Friday of the Programme
  • The first day of teaching will be 27 June or 28 June 2017
  • The last day of teaching will be 27 July or 28 July 2017
  • Exam period: 31 July - 4 August 2017 ("Home Project Assignment" hand out 28 July at 12:00 due on 31 July at 12:00)

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 teaching schedule before selecting courses. Also note that all "Home Project Assignments" (a 72-hour exam) will take place simultaneously. That means your exam submissions must be handed in on the same day and time.

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

Bachelor level courses 2017

WE DO NOT HAVE WAITING LISTS FOR ANY ISUP COURSE

Course code and title

Course areas covered for graduate admission at cbs

STATUS
BHAAI1009U Principles of Financial Accounting Accounting or BA* Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1017U Principles of Management Accounting Accounting or BA* Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1055U Managerial Accounting Accounting or BA* Cancelled
BHAAI1061U International Business BA* Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1065U IT Project Management BA* Cancelled
BHAAI1051U Management of the Creative Industries Creative Industries or BA* Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1034U The Persuasive Power of external Communication in Shaping Business Fates and Fortunes External Communication or General Communication or Media, Communication and Design Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1057U Persuasion and Marketing Communication: Theory and Practice External Communication or General Communication or Media, Communication and Design Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1011U Undergraduate Financial Modeling Finance or BA* Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1028U Undergraduate Corporate Finance Finance or BA* Closed for further enrolment**
BHAAI1062U Corporate Finance and Company Valuation Finance or BA* Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1066U Principles of Investment Finance Finance or BA* Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1067U Undergraduate International Finance Finance or BA*

Closed for further enrolment

BHAAI1020U Organizational Communication and Reputation Management - Theory and Practice

General Communication or Media, Communication and Design.

NB: The course may cover 2½ ECTS-points in Internal Communication and 5 ECTS-points in External

Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1022U Principles of Macroeconomics Macroeconomics or BA* Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1063U Managerial Economics

Managerial Economics or Economics or BA*.

NB: The course may cover 5 ECTS-points in Microeconomics.

Cancelled
BHAAI1003U Undergraduate Consumer Behavior  and Customer Analysis Marketing or BA * Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1015U Introduction to Marketing Marketing or BA * Closed for further enrolment**
BHAAI1023U Principles of Microeconomics – a business perspective Microeconomics or BA* Closed for further enrolment**
BHAAI1024U Principles of Microeconomics – a policy perspective Microeconomics or BA* Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1041U Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Analysis Organisation or BA*

Duplicate course.

Morning slot (group A)  closed for further enrolment**. 

Evening slot (group B) Closed for further enrolment

BHAAI1001U Basic Statistics for Business and Economics Quantitative Methods/Statistics or Social Science Methodology or BA* Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1059U Business Anthropology and Organizational Ethnography

Social Science Methodology or BA*.

NB: Relevant during the selection process for the MSc in Business, Language and Culture

Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1060U Business Research

Social Science Methodology or BA*.

NB: Relevant during the selection process for the MSc in Business, Language and Culture

Cancelled
BHAAI1014U International Marketing Managment: Strategic Thinking for Managing and Marketing in a Global Economy Strategy or BA* Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1064U Managing Strategically in a Globalised World Strategy or BA* Closed for further enrolment
BHAAI1054U IT Risk Management and Governance Information Technology/IT Closed for further enrolment

* BA is an abbreviation of Business Administration (the same as "generel erhvervsøkonomi" in Danish).

** Course allocation for CBS students applying through the Online Student Service system is based on ongoing registration, i.e. courses will be closed as they fill up and open again when students deregister. Second application round is closed.

Graduate level courses 2017

WE DO NOT HAVE WAITING LISTS FOR ANY ISUP COURSE

Course code and title

main Course areas

STATUS
CCMVI2008U Financial Statement Analysis Accounting, Management; Strategy Closed for further enrolment*
CCMVI2025U Cost Analysis for Decision Making Accounting, Strategy Closed for further enrolment
CCMVI2039U Managerial Accounting Accounting, Management; Strategy

Closed for further enrolment

CCMVI2038U Psychology of Decision Making - We are not irrational, are we? Business psychology, Management; Strategy Closed for further enrolment*
CCMVI2013U Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Business Practices and Development Economics: an integrated framework CSR and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship; Economics Closed for further enrolment
CCMVI2032U Business and Society: Beyond Compliance toward Sustainability, Innovation and Social Impact CSR and sustainability, Intercultural studies Closed for further enrolment*
CCMVI2042U Behavioural Economics in Sustainability Policy CSR and sustainability, Management; political leadership and public management Closed for further enrolment
CCMVI2017U Graduate Financial Modeling Finance Closed for further enrolment*
CCMVI2041U Graduate Corporate Finance Finance Closed for further enrolment
CCMVI2045U Impact Investing and Finance Finance Closed for further enrolment
CCMVI2046U Graduate International Finance Finance Closed for further enrolment
CCMVI2043U China in the Global Economy Globalization and international business Closed for further enrolment
CCMVI2044U Managing Non-Profits - Learning from Principles and Practices Management, Political leadership and public management Closed for further enrolment
CCMVI2047U Project Management - Lean and Strategic Management Closed for further enrolment*
CCMVI2014U Graduate Consumer Behaviour Marketing Closed for further enrolment*
CCMVI2049U Integrated Marketing Communications Marketing Closed for further enrolment*
CCMVI2048U Organization: Team dynamics in Multinational Corporations Organization, Intercultural Studies; Globalization and international business Closed for further enrolment
CCMVI2029U Applied Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics Statistics and quantitative methods, Management; Economics Closed for further enrolment
CCMVI2050U Logistics and Supply Chain Concepts Supply Chain Management and Logistics Closed for further enrolment
CCMVI2051U Marketing Logistics and Retail Supply Chains Supply Chain Management and Logistics Closed for further enrolment
CCMVI2052U International Corporate Strategy Strategy, Globalization and international business Closed for further enrolment*
CCMVI2053U Strategic Management - Competitive Strategy Strategy, Managerial economics Closed for further enrolment*
CCMVI2054U Entrepreneurial Business Planning and Development Entrepreneurship, Innovation Closed for further enrolment*

* Course allocation for CBS students applying through the Online Student Service system is based on ongoing registration, i.e. courses will be closed as they fill up and open again when students deregister. Second application round is closed.

Course withdrawal

Students can withdraw from courses depending on the student category.

  • CBS Elective Students can withdraw no later than on 28 March 2017 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 before 2 June 2017. Please note, that reimbursement of tuition fee after this date is only possible if you have been rejected to a graduate programme at CBS, or the completion of the courses is not listed as a condition for your acceptance to a graduate programme at CBS. CBS Admissions will send out letters mid-June 2017. Deadline for forwarding the letter to summer@cbs.dk is 27 June. You will get a refund in August

Preliminary assignment and feedback activity

All courses include a Preliminary Assignment 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 (learning platform) one month before the programme start
  • 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 is optional and will have no direct impact on the final course grade.

Course literature

Pre-course readings

All courses include Preliminary Assignments that will be announced on CBS LEARN (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 (must-have) and secondary (nice-to-have) books will be updated in the individual course descriptions in the course catalouge. 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 bookstore Academic Books will carry required books for ISUP courses. Information about literature will be available under “Reading lists” if you choose “CBS-Copenhagen Business School” and then “Summer University” one month before the programme start. Books will be on sale 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 (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, this includes participating in classes, course reading, group work and exams/written projects. A large portion of the learning process in ISUP courses are 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

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 in the week between 31 July and 4 August 2017 (ordinary exams)
  • All 4-hour written exams will be held in the CBS Exam Hall (Amager Strandvej 108B, 2300 Copenhagen S). The exact rooms will not be announced, students will be directed to the respective exam rooms by the invigilators
  • There are 2 types of 4-hour written sit-in exams:
    • Closed book - no aids allowed
    • Open book - all written and electronic aids, including internet access is allowed

Home Project Assignments* (Max. 10 pages)

  • All Home Project Assignments will be handed out on 28 July at 12:00 via Digital Exam and are due on 31 July 2017 no later than 12:00 (ordinary exams)
  • All Home Project Assignments exam questions can be found by logging in to Digital Exam and click on "My exams"
  • All Home Project Assignments have to be submitted through our Digital Exam e-submission system, and can be done from any computer
  • 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 Project Assignments in the international office, ISUP Secretariat or Student Hub!

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

*A 72-hour exam. All Home Project Assignments will take place simultaneously. Please note that the Home Project Assignment is an individual assignment and cannot be handed-in in groups.

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
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 between 28 November - 1 December 2017, regardless of whether you failed to pass, you did not show up, or you have withdrawn due to illness on your previous exam attempts.

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. Fee-paying students will only be registered for the 3rd exam attempt if they pay an extra fee of DKK 2,000 (price for 2018 to be updated).

The fee for the 3rd exam attempt must be paid to the CBS account (to be announced later) stating your name and the course in which you want to take the 3rd exam attempt no later than 26 October 2017.

Please note that the fee cannot be refunded since exam assignments are ordered as soon as the fee is paid.

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)

Ordinary exam: 28 July - 4 August 2017
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: 26 September - 6 October 2017
All students, inclusive CBS Elective Students and CBS Mandatory Students, can de-register from the retake no later than 12 September 2017 by writing an e-mail to the ISUP Secretariat 

3rd exam attempt: 28 November - 1 December 2017 (Home Project Assignment)
All students can de-register from the 3rd attempt no later than 14 November 2017 by writing to the ISUP Secretariat 

Re-take exam rules

  • All retake exam formats are the same as for the ordinary exam. However, the format for the 3rd exam attempt will be a home project assignment
  • Aids for the retake exams are the same as for the ordinary exams
  • All 4-hour retake exams are held at CBS Exam Halls
  • For home project assignments students will be given an assignment to be written at home, which is different from the ordinary exam assignment

Exam guidelines
Written sit-in

Prepare well for your exam and make sure you know your 'dos' and 'don'ts' in relation to sit-in exams:

Home Project Assignments

Digital Exam

The exam system, Digital Exam, is used at CBS to administrate exams digitally. The system lives up to the Danish governments strategy for digitalisation of university exams and supports a modern and digitised approach to conducting and assessing exams.

The system is digitalising the entire exam process: from Planning the exam, transferring data from STADS, presenting the assignment to the students, conducting and submitting the assignment, to automatic forwarding of the assignment to the assessors, grading and automatic registration in STADS. The ambition is that no paper will be needed at any point in the process.

Plagiarism

Avoid plagiarism! Using someone else's work intentionally or unintentionally is illegal and can have great consequences. Make sure you know how to avoid plagiarism by reading these guidelines on Plagiarism (PDF) when citing sources, quotes and phrases.

Forms

You find all study related forms needed during your study and guidelines on how to fill them out on my.cbs.dk.

Please note that you have to know your Danish CPR number when you come to ISUP exams. If you do not have the (official) one, CBS have issued an equivalent personal civil registration number that you can find on the Online Student Service. It always includes your birth date, for instance 010290 (student born on 1 February 1990).

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 around late August - early September 2017.

The 7-point grading scale

This 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.

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.

Official transcripts for ordinary exams will be sent in October 2017.
Official transcripts for retake exams will be sent in November 2017.
Official transcripts for 3rd exam attempt will be sent in January 2018.

Dispensation, complaints and appeals

Dispensation for prolonged time at the exam

Please send your request for dispensation together with documentation to the ISUP Secretariat no later than 8 weeks before the ordinary exam in July/August 2017 and 4 weeks before the retake in September/October 2017. Requests handed in later will not be considered.

Dispensation for taking the exam abroad

Please note that CBS does not cover any costs and that the exam must be taken at the same time as in Denmark. Moreover, the exam must be held at a Danish Embassy or a CBS partner university. Please send your request for taking your exam abroad together with acceptance of above and documentation to the ISUP Secretariat no later than 8 weeks before the ordinary exam in July/August 2017 and 4 weeks before the retake in September/October 2017. Requests handed in later will not be considered.

Complaints

Teaching and lecturer: If you are dissatisfied with the teaching you receive or with your lecturer, you can file a complaint with ISUP Academic Director.
Exam: If you are unhappy with your assessment, the examination itself or the examination basis, you can file a complaint with Legal.

Read more about Complaints and Appeals on my.cbs.dk.

Sidst opdateret: ISUP Secretariat // 19/10/2017