Copenhagen Business School Exchange

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Junior or above
Location: Denmark
GPA: 3.0
Program Overview

The Copenhagen Business School (CBS) exchange program provides the opportunity to enroll in undergraduate or graduate courses, taught in English, in subjects including business, economics, and related fields. CBS is a modern global business training center with state-of-the-art facilities at three urban campuses and an outstanding faculty with considerable business experience. CBS emphasizes group work that is meant to simulate real-world corporate projects, often in conjunction with multinational businesses that have offices in Copenhagen. Throughout the year, CBS hosts a variety of corporate visitors and "talent scouts" who hold presentations about their companies and recruit future employees from the CBS student population. The program offers graduate internships in entrepreneurship on a competitive basis.

The Copenhagen Business School is one of the three largest business schools in northern Europe. CBS has a vibrant urban environment, as classes and residences are dispersed throughout the city. Also, Denmark ranks among the highest bicycles per capita in the world. Copenhagen has 249 miles of bike paths and most people commute by bike.

Copenhagen Business School Summer Program:
The CBS International Summer University Program (ISUP) is a six-week summer program. You will enroll for 2 courses each worth approximately 6 UO quarter credits. In addition, CBS will arrange cultural and social programs for students to get to know one another and become more familiar with Danish culture. This may include guided city tours of Copenhagen, Danish folk-dancing, comedy night, and a weekend trip around Denmark. For more information see CBS's International Summer University website or email your GEO Advisor. 

** GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.

Academic Details

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student with a business focus, you will find rich opportunities for coursework at CBS. Choose from more than 50 courses in business disciplines including business law, finance, management, marketing, operations, organization, and strategy, as well as additional offerings in language, area and American studies, communication, and public policy, among others. If you are a graduate student, you can also take courses in advertising, entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, and digital business. Courses rely heavily on group work, creating a built-in cross-cultural experience as you work alongside Danish and international students to complete projects.

In the summer program, you will take two CBS courses, and in the fall and spring semesters, you will take four CBS courses. You will earn approximately 12 UO credits in the summer program, and 24 UO credits in either semester program. It is imperative that you discuss your plan of study and the applicability of CBS courses toward your UO degree carefully with your academic adviser before the application.

For general information on the Copenhagen Business School.

For information on the CBS International Summer Program: International Summer University Programme (ISUP).

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Housing Description

Housing in Copenhagen is very difficult to find and can be expensive. This is particularly the case in the fall semester when the demand for housing far outstrips supply. The CBS housing department has access to eight student residences or dorms. You can apply for these using the CBS Housing online application process. An email containing a link to the application and allocation process will be sent to your CBS email address (which you will set up after you've been accepted into their program). The date on which the link will be sent will be published on CBS' accommodation page 3-4 weeks beforehand. No other notification will be given. It is also important to note that the application will open at 12:00 PM Danish time. This means that it will open at 3:00 AM PST. You will be expected to start the application at this time if you want to get housing. No exceptions will be made. It would also benefit you to complete the application as quickly as you can once you've begun, as spots do fill up very quickly.

The application process is on a first come, first served basis, so do not be disappointed if you do not get your first priority. In fact, CBS recommends that once students are given their housing offer via the online application that they will need to accept the offer immediately. To do so, students will need to sign the offer sheet, upload it to the application, and then follow the instructions on how to make initial payments (often done by wire transfer to a bank account).

In the fall semester, it is very common for students to live in private housing, whereas summer and spring students are far more likely to get CBS housing. Students that are unable to get CBS housing will be assisted with finding private housing if they submit a private housing application. The sooner this private housing application is submitted, the sooner CBS will be able to help you to find housing. Depending on when you submit your private housing application, it could take anywhere from 1-3 months for CBS to find you housing, if not longer.

Private housing can vary. Typical landlords can include:

  • CBS students studying abroad outside at the same time;
  • People between 50-60 who live in a big house with older children;
  • People between 40-50 with small children who want an international influence.
Additional requirements

3.25 GPA or above is required for graduate students

Application process

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, transcripts, recommendations and completion of the interview process. Nominees for the program will be required to complete the subsequent CBS exchange application in a timely manner. This secondary application is provided after the interview.

This is a highly competitive program, both in the summer and during the academic year. It is strongly recommended that you apply to a backup program in case you are not nominated.

Dates and Deadlines
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20211/1/2021Late JuneEarly August
Fall Semester20212/1/2021Late AugustLate December
Academic Year2021-222/1/2021Late AugustLate June
Spring Semester20222/1/2021Late JanuaryLate June

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