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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
BSBA Copenhagen Semester Abroad
Copenhagen Business School
  Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is a large business university with 22,000 full- and part time students. CBS teaches the traditional courses in Economics, Management and Business Administration but is also well known for the cross-disciplinary research and teaching, and students can combine business with for example philosophy, political science, psychology, commercial law or communication.  
Eligibility: Students must meet all eligibility requirements, including a minimum 3.0 GPA. Sophomores may be considered for this program. This program is open to BSBA students and second majors in the Business School. 

Program Dates:
Term Dates
Spring Late-January - Early June*
*Some exams will be done before June 1, but students should discuss this with their CBS program coordinator as soon as possible during the course advising process to explore early-exit class options. Course options ending before June 1 may be limited. Students should not book return flights until after they have received their final exams schedule.
Students take regular university courses with students from the host country.What you experience at Copenhagen Business School will be new territory to you if you have never studied in Denmark before arriving at CBS.  The focus lies on educational innovation. There is an emphasis on skills development – problem solving, group work, and self-directed learning. This means that students should be self-starters with strong study habits and independently motivated. CBS has prepare a series of videos and resources on their academic system. Credits are based on the student work load and not the number of lecture hours. CBS counts both in-class participation (lectures) and out-of-class preparation, and the credits are given for the total workload required from a student. The workload of each course is heavy on readings, and students are asked to reflect on the readings and expected to spend much time working on the subject outside class. Students typically take 15 US credit hours, which may be equivalent to 4 or 5 WashU courses. CBS follows a system similar to that of a quarter system.  

We encourage our international students to take advantage of the free Danish language courses during their academic studies in Copenhagen. The Danish language will help students to integrate to both the CBS community and Denmark. 
European Study Tour
Starting in the spring of 2021, students studying at Copenhagen Business School in the Spring semester will participate in the European Study Tour, a 1.5 credit hour mandatory course. The EST serves as a comprehensive introduction to the European Union and European markets. The EST is designed to develop research, analysis and presentation skills in an experiential format allowing for students to apply theory, concepts, and skills gained at Olin to consulting-type exercises abroad. This course requires travel outside of your study abroad host country during two different weeks. Teams of two students are assigned an important business topic and an EU capital. You and your partner travel to the country, conduct interviews with government officials and business experts, and complete as much on-the-ground research as possible. During part two of the study tour, you and your fellow participants gather in Brussels to attend lectures and meetings with European Parliament members and debate your findings with fellow study abroad students at a mock parliament. There is an additional cost for the logistics of this program. This program may or may not be offered during the Fall semester. 
  Copenhagen, Denmark
A thousand year history awaits you on the medieval streets of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Canals, lakes and the sea form the backdrop to modern Copenhagen and are a reminder of the city's heritage as a major Baltic port. Copenhagen is often cited as one of the happiest cities to live. The CBS campus is an urban campus located in Frederiksberg, an integrated part of Copenhagen. The buildings are modern and offer state-of the-art facilities. 
  Housing: Like most universities in Europe, CBS does not have a residential campus in the American sense; this means that student residences are not connected to the university. Housing in Copenhagen is very difficult to find and can be expensive.  This is particularly the case in the fall semester when the demand for housing far outstrips supply. The CBS housing department has access to eight student residences or dorms. Some semesters there are not enough rooms in Student Residences for all students, so some will be living in private housing. The International Office at CBS can assist students in working with reputable housing agencies should they not be able to secure student residences through CBS.
Student Life: The University provides students with countless opportunities to get involved with clubs on campus. An welcome week orientation is held that is both supportive and preparatory as well as social. All students can request a Danish Buddy, a local student to help orient them at the beginning of the semester. Throughout the semester various activities are planned for the exchange students and their CBS buddies.

On-Site Support: The CBS community is very strong and supportive, and all international students can find a support network also among their fellow students in different student organisations as well as the staff through the International Office. They also offer additional guides to help prepare students.

  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program. WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party. Scroll to the top and select the appropriate term under "Budget Sheets" to view estimated program expenses. 

Orientation: All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure (INTL 300A, 0.5 credit) and post-departure (INTL300B, 0.5 credit online while abroad) coursework. A non-credit pre-departure orientation will be required for all students on fall programs. CBS also offers orientation sessions once students arrive.
Visas & Immigration: 
In the past, Denmark has not required U.S. citizens to apply for a visa prior to entering this program. However, a valid passport is required and immigration law is always changing; students must research the most current immigration requirements. Prior to departure students must apply for a Residence Permit and obtain biometrics at a designated office. Students may need to travel outside of St. Louis to obtain their biometrics. If you are not a U.S. national, you may need a visa.  For more information, visit the CBS website (selecting "Freemover" and then "Residence Permit") and these Danish consulate website

Olin Global Programs: The Olin Global Programs website provides additional information on academic policies, health insurance abroad, contact information for peer global ambassadors, and other critical information. 


Email the appropriate Global Programs Coordinator (listed at the top of the page), visit us during our on-call hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-6315 to schedule an appointment. Program information subject to change.