Copenhagen Business School International Summer University Program (ISUP): Copenhagen

Undergraduate Global Immersion in Denmark

Course Period: June 29 -July 31

Exam Period: August 3- August 6, 2015

*arrangements for three-week option also available

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School Library

Copenhagen Library

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View of Denmark

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Exchange Event

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View of Denmark

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 for each term that you apply for a program. If you apply for two programs in Fall semester you will be charged $50. If you apply for one program in Fall semester and one in Spring semester you will be charged $100. The priority deadline for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 is February 1, 2016. Applications for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 will open on September 8th, 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 6 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)

**Program Fee includes program administration and international health insurance. It does NOT include flight, dorm-style residence halls arrange by CBS ($800-$2100), ISUP Social Package available for purchase (inclues 13 events).

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.​

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
  • IBUS 5101
  • 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

Estimated Expenses Summer 2015
Carlson School Tuition (charged to UMN student account)Per-credit tuition rate for 7.5 credits
Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)**$1500
Transportation (to and from program site)$1350
Additional Housing/Meals$3300
Daily Living Expenses$500
Social Package Fee$100
Total$7140 + tuition costs

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