Admission Open for One Year MBA 2020 at Copenhagen Business School


The Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has opened admission to its full-time One Year MBA program starting in October 2020 with the application deadline on January 10, 2020.

Copenhagen MBA Admissions 2020 Highlights

The school says the MBA participants will be able to gain critical insights into the Scandinavian business model, much admired for its emphasis on ethical decision making, social responsibility and green agenda.

The class sizes are purposely kept small so that you will be able to closely work with the faculty, voice your opinions in a supportive atmosphere and make the most of your talent and potential.

The presence of young professionals from different backgrounds, industries and nationalities not only add to diversity in the classroom but also help the students develop a global outlook as well as an international network for the future.

Apart from the core courses of Finance, Strategy and Marketing, the students develop the ability to think, act and lead responsibly through a course in Managing Sustainable Corporations. The program’s broad focus is on CSR and sustainability.

The school’s longstanding links with the Danish business community and several international firms ensure that you get plenty of opportunities to interact with potential employers during the program. A personalized MBA career team will also engage with you and provide inspiration and coaching at every stage.

While there is no specific candidate profile, students are enrolled on the basis of diverse backgrounds in educational, professional, cultural, national, religious and socioeconomic sectors.

Copenhagen MBA Admission Criteria

You should have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent academic qualification like HD/Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

At least three years of full-time post-bachelor’s degree work experience is needed. In some cases, internships and pre-Bachelor work experience will qualify for this work experience. In such cases, you should contact the school to discuss your specific case.

You should have a good GMAT score (the class average is 655) or a combined GRE score of 320. Two references are to be provided within the online application. 

You are required to submit one essay of 500 words, another of 300 words and an optional essay of 300 words.

You should have a good command of English (applicants who have completed their higher education in English or work in English are exempted from taking an English Language test.)

Copenhagen MBA Admission Procedure

Suitable candidates, assessed through a combination of work experience, academics, motivation, recommendations and other factors, will be invited for an interview either through the telephone or in person. International candidates are encouraged to appear for a personal interview at Copenhagen. You will be notified on the interview date and details through email.

Copenhagen MBA Application Deadlines

For the October 2020 intake, the application deadlines are January 10 and June 10, 2020, for non-EU candidates and July 10 for EU candidates. The application can be accessed on the school website. It could also be saved at any stage and completed by the deadline. There is no application fee.

Copenhagen MBA Class Profile

The Class of 2019 comprised 32 students, 38% of them women. With an average age of 31 years, the cohort had an average of 7 years of work experience. They represented 19 nationalities.

Students from Asia/Oceania and North America comprised 31% each, 25% were from Europe (excluding domestic students). The domestic students’ representation was 10% and 3% of the cohort was from South America.

In previous education, 29% had Business, 18% Engineering, 17% Political Science and Law, 12% Finance, Economics, Accounting, 6% Art & History, 3% each in Aviation, Development Studies and Computer Science.

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