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Graduate Global Immersion in Denmark

Copenhagen Business School: International Summer University Program (ISUP)

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: June 22 - August 2, 2013 with arrangements for three-week option also available

Term: six weeks during summer term

Objective: This program offers students the opportunity to study a variety of international and Scandinavian business topics at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Classes are taught by a combination of international faculty.


  • Carlson graduate students
  • Classes will be a mix of international business students, CBS students and some Danish professionals


Graduate students have the option of taking 1 intensive 3-week course followed by 3 weeks to write a research paper for 4 credits, or 2 courses that meet for three hours each twice a week over 6 weeks for 8 credits. Grading is on an S-N basis. Students pursuing the 3 week option will be overseas for the first three weeks of the program. To view course offerings, please visit the Copenhagen Business School at Options include a wide range of classic business courses, as well as more diverse courses that draw on other academic disciplines, for instance Humanitarian Operations and Social Media Analytics.


This program is open to Carlson graduate students in good academic standing with a minimum of a bachelor's degree plus one year of university studies at a master's level. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.


Copenhagen is home to global leaders in pharmaceuticals, production, communications, and information technology. Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is the second largest business school in Europe and students from around the world come to the International Summer University Program.


See Quick Links to the right for detailed information from the partner school. Students take classes for 3 to 6 weeks. Most classes are taught on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesday & Thursdays. There are no classes held on Fridays. All courses include preliminary assignments to be completed before arrival.

CBS organizes a variety of social activities in Copenhagen, including international dinners, Danish folk-dancing, city walking tours, and also sponsored tours of Denmark and neighboring countries. These activities are optional and their cost is not included in the program fee.

Housing and Food

Students live in dormitory-style residence halls with Danish, U.S., and international students. All accommodations include a kitchen and internet. Housing is available on a first served basis so early application is encouraged. Please note that housing can be rented only for the entire 6 week program. Students have full access to CBS facilities including computer labs and libraries. To view housing options, please visit CBS.

Budget Estimate

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors.

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. See Costs & Billing for additional budgeting information and Scholarships and Finances for resources and application instructions.

Tuition* for 4 or 8 credits Current Carlson per-credit tuition
Program Fee maintains resident student status and covers program administration and international health insurance**. This amount will appear on the U of M student account. $1,500
Transportation: estimated cost of round trip flight from Minneapolis to Copenhagen $1,000

Documentation: passport and photos

Housing cost depends on room size, single or shared double apartment-style dorm $900 - $2,200
Essential Daily Living Expenses: approximately $20 USD per day $840
Miscellaneous includes books/supplies and local transportation $300

$4,682 - $5,982 plus tuition

*See One Stop for more information about tuition and fees.

**Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.

Application and Selection

For detailed application information and instructions please visit theApply page.

Summer program applications open January 1st for the coming summer term. Requirements include the application form, a resume, and Global Immersion essay. A nonrefundable application fee of $50 is applied to the applicant's U of M student account. Submit a completed application by the February 15th deadline for summer programs.

Application to all programs is based on a review by the education abroad selection committee and selection notifications are sent out within four weeks of the application deadline. Once selected, students are given the opportunity to confirm acceptance, at which point they are subject to Education Abroad policies. Confirmed students may then submit an official application to Copenhagen Business School.

All details subject to change based on economic and international factors.

Quick Links

Access Abroad

We encourage students who may have constraints to consult with our Education Abroad advisors and read information available at Access Abroad.

Contact Information

Global Immersion
Carlson Global Institute
CSOM 2-210
Phone: 612-625-9361
Fax: 612-624-8248

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