Why did I choose my programme (and CBS)?
It was quite challenging to choose a programme. Firstly, there were a number of interesting programmes. Secondly, it was hard for me to get a proper idea of how the study programme would look like just from the written description, so I relied a bit on my gut feeling and decided on the Management of Innovation and Business Development, as I perceived "Innovation" as something cool, interesting and useful for my future career.
What do I like the best?
One of the things I really like about studying MIB is that we have a lot of case studies where we can not only apply the knowledge we learned during the lectures, but also read about interesting ideas, innovative products and exciting stories from the business world. It is also nice to discuss the case in class, as it gives you new perspectives on the problem and its possible solutions.
How do I experience the difference in academic level between my bachelor and master programme?
So far, I have experienced a very different approach to studying than on my bachelor's. For example, I used to have around seven courses at the same time, whereas here at CBS, I only have two courses, which helps me be more effective in my studies. Another big difference is that there is a lot of academic reading for each lecture, which is quite time-consuming, but sometimes also interesting.
What are the biggest challenges in my programme?
For me, it was probably the transition from more of an individual style of studying to a heavily group-focused studying. It was especially challenging, as I’m not much of an outgoing person, making it a bit harder to find a study group at the very start. During the group work itself, it is also a bit challenging to align with each other, as each member has different expectations of how to approach the project.
What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?
It is rather just a fun thing, but I think it is worth knowing before taking the first oral exam. In the Czech Republic, the students are expected to wear a suit/dress for oral exams. But apparently, here in Denmark, there is no such dress code, and the students wear their casual clothes to the exam. So if you don't want to feel overdressed, make sure to leave your suit in the wardrobe and stay in casual clothes.
What do I want to do after finishing my programme?
I am not fully decided yet as there are multiple paths I find very interesting. Furthermore, the MIB programme has quite a broad focus, thus doesn't really push me in a specific direction. Personally, I consider it to be quite a big advantage as it gives me time to try working in different positions as a student worker and to make a final decision after finishing my studies and having better idea of what I like and dislike.
If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…
I would advise myself to pick the most interesting programmes and try to sneak into a few lectures and maybe even talk to some of the students to get a better idea of what it is like to study the chosen programme. Furthermore, I would stress the importance of being social from the very beginning, as there will be a lot of group work, and it's nice to form a group with people you know and like.