CBS teaches the traditional courses in Economics, Management and Business Administration, but is also well known for cross-disciplinary research and teaching. Students can combine business with (for example) philosophy, political science, psychology, commercial law, communication, or many other fields.

You can access the CBS course list via the links "Undergraduate courses" and "Graduate courses". Undergraduate students may be eligible to take one graduate level course. Please note, however, that CBS' MBA courses are not available to exchange students due to differences in the core structure of the programs.

Generally, spring semester courses are announced on the web during October whereas autumn semester courses are announced during April. Until then, you may browse the course selection from the previous spring or autumn semester. There are always a few changes in the course offerings from one year to the next, but normally the majority of the courses are repeated.

At CBS, students must be registered for 30 ECTS credits per semester. Most courses at CBS equal 7.5 ECTS credits each, which means a student must take about 4 courses to be considered a full-time student.

Important: While the Spring semester at CBS officially runs from late January-June 30, you can leave Copenhagen as soon as you have taken your exams. In the course descriptions, you can see when the courses are being taught: Q3 (first half of the semester), full semester courses or Q4 (last half of the semester). If you choose courses in Q4, you can look for courses with home assignments, which you can upload to the Digital Exam portal from home. CBS cannot guarantee exams will be offered before June 1. 

Courses and Credit Approval

  • To discuss program fit, such as program type, expectations, level of structure/independence, or to compare optionsget advice from Global Learning advisors. 
  • For assistance in selecting courses and course approval, see Dyson Student Services.
  • Complete the Study Abroad Course Approval and Participation form that is part of the Global Learning application for a record of how your courses will return to Cornell for credit.  This form is a required part of the application process and must be submitted to your college by the deadline.

Academic Policies

  • Take the equivalent of 15 Cornell credits (= 30 ECTS at CBS) for a full semester, even if it is possible to take fewer and still graduate on time
  • Complete all the academic work and stay until the end of the program, defined as the last officially-sanctioned exam for any course you take abroad

Registration and Grades

  • You will be registered at Cornell and will earn credit for approved coursework for your semester/year study abroad
  • Decisions on the final allocation of credit are made upon successful completion of the course (must earn grade equivalent of a “C” or higher—all courses must be taken for a letter grade)
  • Grades will appear on the Cornell transcript in the same format as they are recorded on the original transcript generated by the study abroad program or university. Grades are not factored into the Cornell GPA.