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Copenhagen Business School Graduate Exchange GWSB
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Restrictions: GW applicants only
Cost Estimate Spring
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
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Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
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Level of Immersion:
Fully Integrated
Program Description:

Copenhagen Business School

“Copenhagen Business School is a great institution of higher learning. I had a great experience with minimal complications. The faculty and staff at CBS were very kind and I learned a great deal from both.” – Omar Gonzalez, Healthcare MBA ’12.  Omar participated in CBS’ Summer University for 6 weeks during the summer of 2012. 

Is this program for me?

Copenhagen Business SchoolThe Copenhagen Business School is one of the largest business schools in Europe. Founded by the Copenhagen business community in 1917, CBS offers coursework in a broad range of academic areas and is particularly known for its cross-disciplinary research and teaching with expertise in social responsibility, financial risk management, and open innovation. It is one of the first 100 schools to become a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRIME) and is among the most engaged participants. CBS is accredited by AACB, EQUIS, and AMBA.


  • 34th in Europe according to the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking 2015
  • 32nd worldwide according to the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2015
  • 4th worldwide according to Corporate Knights Best Business Schools for Social Impact Ranking 2016

A Copenhagen exchange is open to all degree-seeking graduate students within the School of Business.


CBS has an urban campus in the city of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, which is considered one of the happiest countries in the world.  The buildings are modern and we have state-of the-art facilities. The campus is connected to the airport and downtown Copenhagen with three on-campus Metro stops.


Copenhagen academic year is comprised of two semesters: Fall & Spring.

Fall Semester: late August - early January (courses taught in English usually have exams before Christmas)

Spring Semester: mid January - end of June (exams are held from May - June)

*Exact dates may vary.  


CBS is a Business School in a broad sense of the term and offers many cross-disciplinary courses that are business related in one way or another. Exchange students have access to select core and elective coursework among their specialized masters programs and can opt to pursue a "minor" in close to 10 specialties.  Course listings for the fall semester are normally available on or before May 1, and for the Spring semester on or before November 1.

Please consult the CBS website for the most updated course listings available. 

Language of Instruction

Courses are taught in English or Danish.  A Danish Crash Course is offered the week prior to the Introduction week.  The Crash Course is a 20 hours intensive Danish language class. There is a reduced fee of approx. DKK 1300 for the Danish Crash Course for students from partner universities.  Note that GWSB students cannot earn GW credits for participation in language coursework.


Exchange students may submit an application for student housing to CBS to live in a variety of accommodation options including: residence halls, smaller residences and private housing throughout the city. More information on housing available HERE.

Career Development*

Exchange students have access to Copenhagen's career services center.  Exchange students are strongly encouraged to meet with The F. David Fowler Career Center prior to departure for the exchange. 


Click HERE for cost estimates.

More Information

This exchange is managed by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.  Please contact to make an appointment with Patricia Garcia prior to applying. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found on our website.

Application Deadline:

Fall Exchange - March 15th
Spring Exchange - September 15th