Copenhagen Business School: International Summer University Program (ISUP)

Undergraduate Global Immersion in Denmark
June 26, 2015 to August 6, 2015

Course Period: June 29 -July 31

Exam Period: August 3- August 6, 2015

*arrangements for three-week option also available

Program schedule

Students take two classes over five weeks plus one week of exams. Most classes are taught on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are no classes held on Fridays. All courses include preliminary assignments to be completed before arrival.

CBS organizes a variety of social activities in Copenhagen, including international dinners, Danish folk-dancing, city walking tours, and tours around Denmark and of neighboring countries. These activities are optional and their cost is not included in the program fee.

Application and Admissions

To apply, please visit the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee. The priority deadline for Summer 2015 is February 1, 2015. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the priority deadline.


This program is open to Carlson students in good academic standing and have completed a minimum of two years of university studies. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Location details

Copenhagen is home to global leaders in pharmaceuticals, production, communications, and information technology. Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is the second largest business school in Europe and students from around the world come to the International Summer University Program.

Students live in dormitory-style residence halls with Danish, U.S., and international students. All accommodations have access to a kitchen and internet. Housing is available on a first served basis so early application is encouraged. Please note that housing can be rented only for the entire 6 week program. Students have full access to CBS facilities including computer labs and libraries. To view housing options, please visit CBS.

Cost estimate (Summary)

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors.


*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Costs & Billing for additional information on financial aid and scholarships.


  • Carlson undergraduate students
  • Classes will be a mix of students from international business schools and some CBS students

Academics and credits

  • 7.5 elective credits
  • Grading is S-N basis
  • Students select 2 classes from an array of options offered by CBS. Each class meets for 2.5 hours twice a week for five weeks, followed by a week of exams. Students seeking major credit must get pre-approval from the Undergraduate Program Office. To review course offerings, please visit CBS at Course options include a wide range of classic business courses, as well as more diverse courses that draw on other academic disciplines, for instance Humanitarian Operations and Social Media Analytics.

Cost table

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. See Costs and Billing for additional budgeting information and Scholarships and Finances for resources and application instructions. 7.5 credits MN resident tuition (actual tuition rate based on student status)$3,479
Program Fee maintains resident student status and covers program administration and international health insurance*. This amount will appear on the U of M student account.$1,500
Transportation (estimated cost of round trip flight from Minneapolis to Copenhagen) $1,000
Documentation (passport and photos)$142
Housing cost depends on room size, single or shared double apartment-style dorm $900-$2,200
Essential Daily Living Expenses (approximately $20 per day) $840
Miscellaneous includes books/supplies and local transportation$300

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