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CBS "International Summer University Program" Short-term Exchange
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Restrictions: GW applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
Language(s) of Instruction:
Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Level of Immersion:
Short Term Abroad
Program Description:

CBS "International Summer University Program" Short-term Exchange

Is this program for me?*

CBS Summer

This short-term exchange program is offered through GWSB exchange partner, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), in Copenhagen Denmark. CBS holds the "Triple Crown" accredditation (EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB), an acknowledgement shared by only 50 business schools worldwide. The program gives international and Danish students, enrolled in Master Degree programs at universities around the world, the possibility of completing 6 credits total over the summer and have the flexibility to choose from a variety of courses. The International Summer University Program was established in 1999, and at present it draws almost 1,800 participants from 50 countries. The faculty is comprised of professors from CBS, as well as professors from top universities internationally. Active involvement of international senior executives from Danish and multinational companies will be an integral part in selected courses.

 *Admission to this course is restricted to graduate students in the School of Business.

Courses in 2015 were offered in the following areas:

  • Marketing
  • Communication
  • Business, Ethics, Value Based Management & CSR
  • Finance
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Organization
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
  • Management
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Globalization, International Business, Markets and Studies
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Economics, Macro Economics and Managerial Economics etc.
  • Statistics and Mathematics
  • Information Systems
  • Business Psychology
  • Political Leadership, Public Management and International Politics

Click here for the 2015 course listing.  

Academic Credit

Students earn 6 academic credits for successful participation in this program.  

GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at CBS. Credit earned through a GWSB short-term exchange will not count towards a student's GW GPA.

This program has been approved to fulfill elective credit within the following MBA Concentration: Global Management.  Students may petition to have courses count towards other MBA concentrations based on the courses the select.  

Students enroll in 2 courses from a list of over 20 subject areas.  Students will have to petition to have courses count towards other concentrations based on the courses they select.  


CBS is close to the city center and waiting for you to discover are quaint medieval towns, white beaches and lovely forests. You can walk the winding streets of the old city center or see it from a canal boat. The short-term exchange program offers an action-packed cultural and social program where students will get an insight in both medieval Copenhagen and modern Danish Design and Architecture. Travel is easy from Copenhagen and you can take part in weekend trips around Denmark and to Berlin.


Application Deadline:
February 28, 2016

Overseas Dates:
June 24, 2016 - August 6, 2016

Program Costs

Because the program is a direct exchange, students pay direct GW tuition for 6 credits. Accepted Summer University students will receive an email to apply for housing of various types and costs offered by CBS. Students are responsible for expenses including travel costs, lodging, insurance, meals, and incidentals.  Estimated expenses are available HERE.

Information Session

View a live recording of the information session HERE.


"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." - Healthcare MBA student, 2012

Additional Information

ISUP offers a Social and Arrival Program, which includes an arrival service. A location at a hotel at the airport is rented where students will receive their CBS Housing key, get assisted transport to the dormitories, and receive a warm welcome from the Summer University crew. The 2016 Social and Arrival Program information is not yet available, however click HERE for 2015 information.


This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.

Feel free to contact us at 202.994.0767 or with your questions and visit the CBS website.

Helpful Links

Health Insurance for Short-Term Abroad
Pre-Departure, Health & Safety Orientation for Short -Term Abroad
Withdrawal & Refund Policy (GWSB Graduate)
Eligibility & Payment (GWSB Graduate)
Cancellation Policy for Short-Term Abroad
Non-Participant Accompaniment