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  • Locations: Virtual, Virtual
  • Program Terms: Fall, Summer
  • Restrictions: GW applicants only
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Program Description:

Denmark: "International Summer University Program" Virtual Short-term Exchange with Copenhagen Business School


As a result of the University's decision to restrict nonessential travel due to COVID-19, this short-term exchange program will be virtual. 

About our partner university:

CBS Summer

The Copenhagen Business School (CBS) 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 holds the "Triple Crown" accreditation (EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB), an acknowledgment shared by only 50 business schools worldwide.

CBS is located throughout the city of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, which is considered one of the happiest countries in the world. The city serves as a cultural and geographical link between mainland Europe and Scandinavia.

To learn more about CBS check out this video!

  • 30th in Europe according to the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking 2020
  • 50th worldwide according to the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2020

Is this program for me?

This virtual short-term exchange program is offered through GWSB exchange partner, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), in Copenhagen Denmark. The program gives international and Danish students, enrolled in Master Degree programs at universities around the world, the possibility of completing either 3 or 6 credits total over the summer and have the flexibility to choose from a variety of courses. Students may choose to attend the “Ordinary Courses” session (approx. 5 weeks of class time) or the “Short Courses” session (approx. 3 weeks of class time). For the “Ordinary Courses” option, students enroll in 1 or 2 courses (at 3 credits each) from a list of over 20 subject areas. 
For the “Short Courses” option, students enroll in 1 course (at 3 credits). Exam assignments (home assignments/mini projects) must be submitted online approximately one week after the last day of classes. Courses are intensive, therefore students can only take one of these courses, and they cannot be taken together with “Ordinary Courses” (the 5-week long courses).

ISUP offers approx. 50 courses taught in English at undergraduate and graduate levels. They cover a wide range of classic business courses as well as more diverse, innovative, and entrepreneurial courses, which draw on other academic disciplines.

Past courses 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 2021 course listing and here for the 2021 Course Schedule. 


This program is only open to degree-seeking graduate students at the School of Business.
As there are limited spots available for this program, students will be nominated on a competitive basis. Applicants must have an established academic record at GW and be in good academic standing with the university (GPA of 3.0 or above). 

Academic Credit:

Either 3 or 7.5 credits are awarded for successful completion of this program.

GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at CBS. Grades earned through a GWSB short-term exchange will not count towards a student's GW GPA.
This program fulfills general elective credit for Master's and MBA programs. Students may petition to have study away courses count towards Graduate School of Business Certificates or other Master's degree requirements by speaking with their academic advisor.


Application Deadline*:
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 9 am
*Short-term exchange programs follow a two-step application process. Students must first apply through Global & Experiential Education (G&EE) and after a student is admitted and committed to a short-term exchange program, G&EE will forward the student’s name with our endorsement to the partner university. The student will be contacted by the partner university with instructions on next steps and how to complete any forms required by the partner university, if applicable. 

Program Dates*:  Program is Virtual

Ordinary Courses:
Course period: June 22, 2021 – July 23, 2021*
Exam period:   
Home assignments/mini projects: June 22 – July 30, 2021
4 hour written exams: July 26 – 30, 2021
Short Course:
Course period: June 22, 2021- July 8, 2021*
Exam period:
Home assignments/mini projects: June 22- July 9, 2021
* Please note that the course list and dates are tentative so please keep an eye on for updates!

Cost Estimate:

For this short-term exchange program, students will be charged GW tuition for 3 OR 7.5 credits.

Those applicants who are admitted to their program of choice will be required to make a $100 deposit by the deadline date. If a deposit is not received by the deadline, students will forfeit their spot on the program.

To secure their place in the program, accepted students will be required to submit a non-refundable $500 program deposit. The deposit will be posted to the students' account for the summer semester and credited towards tuition or the program fee for the course.    

Info Session:

For more information, you can view the recording information session for Short-Term Virtual Study Programs here

Additional Program Information:

Program Brochure: ISUP brochure 2021_online.pdf


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

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