Copenhagen

Carlson School Exchange in Denmark: Copenhagen Business School

Graduate Global Immersion

Program Dates:

The academic calendar at CBS will differ from the University of Minnesota and all exchange students are expected to be at their host campus on the first day of orientation and through the last day of final exams.

Fall Semester 2024:

Latest Arrival Date: August 26, 2024

Intro Program: August 27-30, 2024

Semester Start: September 1, 2024

Exams: December 2024/ January 2025

Spring Semester 2025:

Latest Arrival Date:  January 27, 2025

Intro Program: January 28-31, 2025

Semester Start: February 1, 2025

Exams: May/June 2025

*Most exams will be scheduled in December, but some exams are held in January. 

The priority deadline for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 is February 1st, 2024 at noon.

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Program Details

    What is a business exchange program?

    • Successful exchange students demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and services will be different from a US university
    • You are enrolled as an exchange student at a host university and take business courses in English
    • You take courses with students from the host university as well as other exchange students from around the world
    • You attend the host university according to their term dates which differ from the University of Minnesota
    • A small group of Carlson students are selected to study at each partner university per semester and are fully immersed in another country, culture, and education system
    • You will work closely with both Carlson School advisers and advisers from the host university for support pre-departure and during your semester abroad
    • CBS is one of the largest business schools in Europe with close to 20,000 students and offers world-class research based degree programs at undergraduate, graduate, and PhD levels. 
    • Located just minutes from Central Station and the Tivoli Gardens amusement park, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) provides you with excellent support and services as a Carlson School exchange student. CBS is the second largest business school in all of Europe and enjoys intimate ties with both the local and international business communities. As an internationally-focused university, CBS students gather from around the world to exchange ideas and impressions as they share success in putting their skills into practice.
    • The Carlson Global Institute strongly encourages students to live in the on-campus housing options as those are affiliated with and vetted by the partner institutions.
    • Students should check the host university website and fact sheet for specific accommodations information including on-campus and off-campus options, application process and deadline, and cost information.
    • Limited housing is typically available for students that apply to the CBS Housing Office and carefully follow given deadlines, with an effort to honor location preference and private accommodation requests. First-come first-served basis. 
    • Costs vary across options. 
    • Private housing is also available if CBS housing fills or you do not want to live in University Housing. 
    • Graduate exchange students take courses in one of the following program options: CEMS MIM Masters in International Management, MSC in Business Administration & Information Management Programme, MSC in Advanced Economics & Finance Programme.
    • Graduate exchange students must enroll in the minimum number of credits outlined by the host university.  The UMN does not have a minimum course requirement for graduate students on semester exchange.
    • Courses transfer back as S/N on UMN transcripts.
    • Most courses are 7.5 ECTS so 4 courses is a full-time work load. 
    • Business courses taught in English and Danish are available to exchange students.
    • A Danish Crash Course is offered the week prior to the Introduction Week. It is a 20 hour intensive Danish language class. During the semester, Danish language courses are offered for credit. 
    • For information about specific courses available to exchange students please meet with an adviser.
    • Currently enrolled in a Carlson School graduate program
    • In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Additional criteria may apply
    • The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
    • All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
    • All students participating on an exchange program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if required by their host country.  The Carlson Global Institute will not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs and are not visa experts.
    • The Carlson Global Institute and the host university will provide resources for visa and residence permit applications if necessary, but students will need to work with the consulate and/or visa processing company directly as well.

    To apply for an exchange program you must first apply through the Carlson Global Institute on 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 2024 and Spring 2025 is February 1, 2024 at noon. 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.  Once accepted into an exchange program, you will also complete an application to the host university.

    Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. Carlson School graduate students are eligible for Education Abroad Fellowships. Please visit "Financial Aid" and "Fellowships" for more information.

Cost Estimate (Summary)

Expenses are based on a 5 month semester. 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.  These estimated costs can be found in the cost table below.

Estimated Expenses 2023-2024
Carlson School Tuition (charged to UMN student account) UMN Per-credit (varies by credit load and UMN degree program)
Airfare (to and from program site) $1,200
Passport Fee $165
Visa Fee (based on US passport) $280
Books and Materials $200
Housing & Food $4,500
Essential Daily Living Expenses $1,500
Miscellaneous $500
Total $8,345+ tuition costs

Details:

Staff
Academic term(s)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Degree level
Graduate
Region
Europe
Country
Denmark
City
Copenhagen
Host School
Copenhagen Business School
Office
Carlson Global Institute (CGI)
Program Model
Partner University Business Exchange