Courses and exams

At ISUP you have the possibility to choose from more than 50 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 teaching schedule, exam schedule and other course and exam related information.

Courses

Class format

  • Classes will be taught either on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays and in addition two Fridays. Course and exam schedules with exact dates and time slots for 2023 will be announced under "Bachelor level courses 2023" and "Graduate level courses 2023" respectively no later than mid-January 2023.
  • Course period:
    • 27 June - 13 July 2023: Short 3-week courses.
    • 26 June - 28 July 2023: Ordinary 6-week courses.
  • Exam period: see under Exams above.

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 course schedule before selecting courses. Also note that all home assignments (running in parallel with the course) will take place simultaneously. That means your exam submissions must be handed in on the same day and time.

NB! Short 3-week courses cannot be taken together with any other course - neither another 3-week course nor an ordinary 6-week course.


ISUP courses and class rooms are available in CBS Calendar on calendar.cbs.dk. You need CBS email account to access calendar.cbs.dk.

Bachelor level courses 2023

Course areas covered for graduate admission at CBS are determined by CBS Graduate Admission and all questions regarding this should be directed to them or Student Hub

Schedule with exact dates and time slots will be announced no later than mid-January 2023

Course code and title

Course areas covered for graduate admission at CBS

STATUS
SHORT 3-WEEK COURSES THAT CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER COURSE:    
BHAAI1072U Undergraduate Managerial Accounting Accounting OR Business Administration  
BHAAI1083U Financial Accounting Accounting OR Business Administration

 

BHAAI1095U Service Design and Behaviour Business Administration  
BHAAI1028U Undergraduate Corporate Finance Finance OR Business Administration  
BHAAI1097U An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship Innovation and Entrepreneurship OR Business Administration  
BHAAI1022U Principles of Macroeconomics Macroeconomics OR Economics  
BHAAI1023U Principles of Microeconomics - a Business Perspective Microeconomics OR Economics  
ORDINARY 6-WEEK COURSES THAT CAN BE COMBINED WITH ONE OTHER 6-WEEK COURSE:    
BHAAI1086U International Business and Sustainability Business Administration  
BHAAI1090U Personal and Household Finance: from learning how to become rich, to designing public policies Business Administration  
BHAAI1104U An Introduction to Circular Economy Business Administration  
BHAAI1102U Persuasive Business Communication - Live Case Communication  
BHAAI1099U Economic and Game Theoretic Policy Analysis

Economics OR Politics

NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Politics AND a maximum of 5 ECTS-points in Economics

 
BHAAI1066U Principles of Investment Finance Finance OR Business Administration  
BHAAI1101U Economics of Global Business

Macroeconomics OR Economics

NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Macroeconomics

 
BHAAI1015U Introduction to Marketing Marketing OR Business Administration  
BHAAI1105U Behavioural Science and Social Marketing

Marketing OR Business Administration OR Psychology

NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Marketing AND a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Psychology

 
BHAAI1094U The New Face of Branding: Political and Social Activism

Marketing OR Communication OR Business Administration

NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Marketing AND a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Communication

 
BHAAI1003U Undergraduate Consumer Behavior and Customer Analysis

Marketing OR Psychology OR Business Administration

NB: The course may cover a maximum of 3.5 ECTS-points in Marketing AND a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Psychology

 
BHAAI1041U Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Analysis Organization OR Business Administration  
BHAAI1103U Cross-Cultural Management - High Performing Teams

Organization OR Business Administration

NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Organisation

 
BHAAI1106U Leadership and Innovation, Engaging with Theory to Inform Practice, An Emerging Economy Perspective

Organization OR Innovation and Entrepreneurship OR Business Administration

NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Organisation AND a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 
BHAAI1092U Theory and Mechanics Behind Econometrics and Statistical Programming Quantitative Methods OR Social Science Methodology  
BHAAI1098U Forecasting in Business and Economics Quantitative Methods OR Social Science Methodology  
BHAAI1100U Undergraduate Financial Modeling

Quantitative Methods OR Social Science Methodology OR Finance

NB: The course may cover a maximum of 2.5 ECTS-points in Finance AND a maximum of 5 ECTS-points in Quantitative Methods or Social Science Methodology

 
BHAAI1091U Introduction to Business Statistics Statistics OR Quantitative Methods OR Social Science Methodology  

Graduate level courses 2023

Schedule with exact dates and time slots will be announced no later than mid-January 2023

Course code and title MAIN COURSE AREAS STATUS
SHORT 3-WEEK COURSES THAT CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER COURSE:    
CCMVI2115U Social Entrepreneurship and Business Model Innovation CSR and sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Innovation  
CCMVI2057U Internationalization of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises CSR and sustainability, Globalization and international business, Strategy  

CCMVI2125U Sustainable Capitalism in the Nordics?

CSR and sustainability, Strategy, Cultural studies  
CCMVI2122U Energy Economics and Policy Economics  
CCMVI2080U Blockchain and Sustainable Digital Infrastructures for Business Entrepreneurship, Information technology, Innovation  
CCMVI2008U Financial Statement Analysis Finance, Accounting  
CCMVI2120U Migration, Business and Society Globalization and international business, Innovation, Economics  
CCMVI2097U International Strategic Management Globalization and international business, Management, Strategy  
CCMVI2116U The Changing Nature of Work: Towards a Digital Future   Information technology, Management, Organizational behaviour  
CCMVI2123U Business Systems in Emerging Asia International political economy, Organizational behaviour, Cultural studies  
CCMVI2130U The Business of Sports Managerial economics, Management, Economics  
CCMVI2103U Causal Data Science for Business Decision Making Managerial economics, Statistics and quantitative methods, Strategy  
CCMVI2124U Selling in Connected and Digitalized World Marketing  
CCMVI2129U Pricing Strategies Marketing, Strategy  
CCMVI2121U Applied Behavioral Economics: Experiments within Firms, Non-Profits, and Public Institutions Statistics and quantitative methods, Business psychology, Economics  
ORDINARY 6-WEEK COURSES THAT CAN BE COMBINED WITH ONE OTHER 6-WEEK COURSE:    
CCMVI2126U Corporate Social Responsibility: Addressing the Failings of Contemporary CSR CSR and sustainability, Innovation  
CCMVI2092U Quality Management and Customer Experience (CX) Customer behavior, Experience economy, Service management  
CCMVI2089U Introduction to Gamification and Behavior Management Customer behaviour, Communication, Management  
CCMVI2049U Integrated Marketing Communications Customer behaviour, Communication, Marketing  
CCMVI2038U Psychology of Decision Making - We are not irrational, are we? Customer behaviour, Management, Business psychology  
CCMVI2014U Graduate Consumer Behaviour Customer behaviour, Marketing, Business psychology  
CCMVI2128U Making Better Bets on Human Behaviour: A Field Guide to Strategic Consulting Customer behaviour, Marketing, Strategy  
CCMVI2127U Frontiers of Leadership; A Global Perspective Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership  
CCMVI2105U New Product Development and Project Management Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Project and change management  
CCMVI2104U Introduction to Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship, Management  
CCMVI2041U Graduate Corporate Finance Finance  
CCMVI2067U Investments: Financial Markets, Options and Derivatives Finance  
CCMVI2085U Machine Learning for Predictive Analytics in Business Finance, Information technology, Economics  
CCMVI2094U Lean Project Managment and Strategic Employment Relations Humane resource management, Project and change management, Strategy  
CCMVI2071U Business Intelligence Management, Marketing, Supply chain management and logistics  
CCMVI2048U Organization: Team Dynamics in Multinational Coporations Management, Organization, Organizational behaviour  
CCMVI2119U Business and Government Managerial economics, Strategy, Economics  

Course changes and withdrawal

Switching courses

After the application round is over, there will be very limited possibilities to change courses. We will overbook all courses in relation to the number of places in each course. So even if someone else withdraws, this will not necessarily leave a place to be filled.

Course changes and cancellations

The ISUP course offer is subject to student interest and enrolment. Due to unforeseen circumstances there might be changes to the course offer which can happen up until the beginning of the programme. Changes will be communicated without delay.

Course withdrawal

Students can withdraw from courses depending on the student category.

  • CBS Elective Students can withdraw on 26 May 2023 (end of third application round) at the latest through the Online Student Service. After deadline your registration is binding and you must apply for an exemption to withdraw. Further information at my.cbs.dk. Any questions regarding withdrawal from electives must be directed to Student Hub
  • CBS Mandatory Students must get a dispensation from their Study Board
  • Nominated Exchange Students must contact their coordinator who will afterwards contact us. Deadline for withdrawing is TBA
  • Credit Transfer Students, Non-European Freemovers and Open University Students can withdraw by writing to isup@cbs.dk no later than TBA

Preliminary assignment and feedback activity

All courses include a Preliminary Assignment. The workload is approx. 20 hours.

For bachelor level courses: The Nordic-9 pre-course is foundational for the summer university and identical for all courses. Students will receive an invitation with all details by the end of May. The assignment has two parts. 1.) online lectures and tutorials that students can access at their own time and 2.) one synchronous workshop which will be offered both online and in-person at several dates and times before the official start of the summer university courses. Sign-up is first come first serve. All students are expected to complete this assignment before classes begin.

For graduate level courses: The course coordinator uploads Preliminary Assignment on Canvas at the end of May. It is expected that students participate as it will be included in the final exam, but the assignment is without independent assessment and grading.

 

Feedback Activity

The course responsible decides how the feedback is given. It could be, for instance, some sort of feedback for all (based on a test, quiz, group presentation etc.), and for courses with a project exam/home assignment an approval of a research question/problem formulation for the exam project. For further information see the course description.

Course literature

Pre-course readings

All courses include Preliminary Assignments that will be announced on CBS Canvas (e-learning platform) at the end of May. Further information under Preliminary assignment and feedback activity above.

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?

CBS library tries to have a copy of the required literature for each course, but 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) (see the course descriptions) and use the CBS Library for supplementary reading. Please note sharing of textbooks during an exam is strictly prohibited.

Where can I buy the literature for my courses?

Information about author, title, publisher and ISBN number is available in the course descriptions. For further information regarding the course literature, please contact the course coordinator.

CBS Canvas (e-learning platform)

What is CBS Canvas?

  • 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. Then you can access CBS Canvas

Link to CBS Canvas can also be found at my.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, and this includes participating in classes, course reading, group work and exams/written projects. A large portion of the learning process in ISUP courses is 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 Danish grading scale and how it is to be a student at CBS

 

Exams

Exam periods 2023

(All ISUP exams are individual)

Exam schedule 2023 - TBA no later than mid-January 2023

Type of exam for ordinary exams (check the course description for further information):
Home assignment written in parallel with the course, 3-week courses: 27 June - 14 July 2023
Home assignment written in parallel with the course, 6-week courses: 26 June - 4 August 2023
4-hour written sit-in exam, 3-week courses: 14 July 2023
4-hour written sit-in exam, 6-week courses: 1 - 4 August 2023
All students must apply for a dispensation to withdraw from the ordinary exam. For further information, please contact Exams

Retake exam (check the course description for further information):
4-hour written sit-in exam: 18 - 22 September 2023
72-hour home assignment: 25 - 28 September 2023
All students, inclusive CBS Elective Students and CBS Mandatory Students, can de-register from the retake no later than 3 weeks prior to the exam by writing an e-mail to Exams

Second retake - 3rd and last exam attempt (check the course description for further information):
Online oral exam (via Teams): 20 November 2023

Students will automatically be registered for the following exam if they do not pass. NB! Non-European Freemovers and Open University students must pay a fee of DKK TBA per course for the 3rd exam attempt in order to be registered. Deadline for paying TBA to the account you find at my.cbs.dk

The last attempt to take an exam at Summer University and thereby pass the course is by the end of the year in which you attend Summer University.

Exam registration 2023

All information regarding exams will be available at my.cbs.dk which you will get access to once you are enrolled in a course.

Students will automatically be registered for the following exam if they do not pass (exam dates under EXAM PERIODS 2023 above).

Note: Non-European Freemovers and Open University students must pay a fee of DKK TBA per course for the 3rd exam attempt in order to be registered. Deadline for paying TBA to the account you find at my.cbs.dk
The following text must be the message field on your transfer: ISUP23 (student name) very important in order for CBS Accounts Department to identify your payment.
NB: Please remember to pay all bank transaction fees, including those of the receiving bank, when you make a bank transfer - please ensure to instruct your bank not to share the fees but to debit all fees on the debit account.

Please note that the fee cannot be refunded since exam assignments are ordered as soon as the fee is paid. You should therefore not pay the fee before you are absolutely sure that you need to attend the 3rd exam attempt. Please also note that there is a very short deadline between grades being announced from the retake exams to the deadline for paying the fee for attending the 3rd attempt.

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 no later than 4 weeks after your exam.

The 7-point grading scale

The 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

CBS International Office is going green and you will thus receive a digital transcript.

We only email encrypted transcripts and do not send transcripts in paper versions.

In October we will send you a transcript with passed grades for the ordinary exam.

Exchange students from CBS's partner universities: We will email the transcript directly to your coordinator at your home university.

Other student categories: We will email the transcript to your CBS email address. NOTE: Only to your CBS email address.

If you do not pass the ordinary exams, we will send a new transcript after the 1st retake (approx. end-November) with the new grades. If you pass one of your ordinary exams, this grade will still appear on the new transcript.

If you do not pass the 1st retake, we will send a new transcript after the 2nd retake (approx. end-January the following year) with the new grades.

CBS students taking ISUP courses as elective courses or mandatory courses will not receive a transcript/certificate for ISUP. Your grades will appear on the Online Student Service as well as on your final degree transcript.

Exam guidelines, dispensation and complaints

All information about exam guidelines, allowed aids, dispensation rules and exam complaints can be found at my.cbs.dk

  • Information on exam guidelines can be found under Exam preparation
  • General information about allowed exams aids can be found under Exam aids
    For the allowed exam aids for your specific course, check the course catalogue
  • Information about dispensations for extended time and/or taking exams abroad (or other exam issues) can be found under Special conditions at exams
    • Ordinary exam: Deadline for sending a dispensation application is 6 weeks before the exam. However, if you are a CBS student taking ISUP courses as elective, mandatory or fee-paying courses you can hand in the dispensation for extended exam time issued by your CBS study board 2 weeks before the exam.
    • Retake exam: Deadline for sending a dispensation application is 4 weeks before the exam. However, if you are a CBS student taking ISUP courses as elective, mandatory or fee-paying courses you can hand in the dispensation for extended exam time issued by your CBS study board 2 weeks before the exam.
    • If you are applying for an exemption that is caused by something unexpected, you can apply after the deadline
  • Information about exam complaints can be found under Exam complaints and appeals

Previous courses

Looking for courses offered before 2023, please check the archive in the CBS course catalogue (select the academic year you attended ISUP and search by title or course code).

Guide to academic years:

  • ISUP 2014 courses - select 2014/2015
  • ISUP 2015 courses - select 2015/2016
  • ISUP 2016 courses - select 2015/2016
  • ISUP 2017 courses - select 2016/2017
  • ISUP 2018 courses - select 2017/2018
  • ISUP 2019 courses - select 2018/2019
  • ISUP 2020 courses - select 2019/2020
  • ISUP 2021 courses - select 2020/2021
  • ISUP 2022 courses - select 2021/2022

Please write an email to isup@cbs.dk should you have further questions.

 

Sidst opdateret: ISUP Secretariat // 01/12/2022