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Undergraduate Global Immersion in Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark: Copenhagen Business School

Program Type

This is a semester exchange program, where students take classes (in English or Danish) directly at a partner university and substitute that semester for a semester at the University of Minnesota. The partner university will send one of their students to the Carlson School of Management to take classes in their place.

Exchanges often require students to demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and service may be different from a US university. Examples of differences that exchange students should be prepared to encounter include varying housing options, the amount and timing of program details, grading based less on assignments and more on final exams, and an academic calendar that may differ significantly from the University of Minnesota.

Location and Host School

Denmark is among the global leaders in many industries, including pharmaceuticals, productions, maritime transport, information technology and communication. Danish businesses and organizations are steeped in a long tradition of cooperation that bridges public and private sectors. Innovative practices, built upon critical theoretical knowledge, are put to the test in this distinctly Scandinavian capital.

Copenhagen is known as one of the most charming cities in all of Europe and there is no shortage of ways to pass the time. You can learn more about the city and surrounding area by visiting the Copenhagen Tourism Site.

Located just minutes from Central Station and the Tivoli Gardens amusement park, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) provides you with excellent support and services as a Carlson School exchange student. CBS is the second largest business school in all of Europe and enjoys intimate ties with both the local and international business communities. As an internationally-focused university, CBS students gather from around the world to exchange ideas and impressions as they share success in putting their skills into practice.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester: late August to late December

Spring semester: late January to late June

When selecting a semester exchange program, students should take note of academic calendars that differ significantly from the University of Minnesota. Consider potential conflicts such as holidays, family events, graduation ceremonies, and summer jobs/internships early in the selection process.

Work with Education Abroad Advisers and the Carlson Business Career Center for support addressing challenges.

Language and Academics

Students enroll in 16 S/N Carlson School International Business (IBUS 5100) credits for a semester at Copenhagen Business School. Students typically take four full courses at CBS to earn 30 ECTS and meet minimum requirements.

Hundreds of courses are offered in English every semester at CBS. Finance, Strategy, and International Business are among CBS's strongest departments in addition to demonstrated excellence in the areas of Management, Human Resource Management, and Intercultural Communication & Management. With nearly 20 different academic concentrations and a distinctly strong program in Asian Studies, students find many courses of interest that suit their degrees.

CBS offers courses in both English and Danish, and exchange students select from a course catalog of offerings taught in English with the opportunity to request courses in Danish if their language skills allow. All exchange students have the option of taking a Danish language crash course during the Introduction Programme the week prior to classes.

For more information, visit Copenhagen Business School.


Limited housing is typically available for students that apply to the CBS Housing Office and carefully follow given deadlines, with an effort to honor location preference and private accommodation requests. Costs vary across options. For more information on housing, visit Copenhagen Business School.

Budget Estimate 2013- 2014

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.

2013-2014 Tuition $6,530
Program Fee (includes program administration and intl health insurance*) $2,500
Transportation (to and from program site) $900
Documentation** (passport, visa, immunization) $261
Books & Materials $500
Room and/or Board $6,000
Essential Daily Living Expenses $2,000
Miscellaneous $500
Total $19,191

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

**Subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. In addition, University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Scholarships and Finances for additional information, and Costs and Billing for budget planning and cost comparison tools.


To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:

  • A University of Minnesota student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
  • In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Additional criteria may apply and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Application and Selection

Application materials include the online application form, a resume, and essay. Submit a completed application by the February 28th priority deadline prior to the academic year in which you wish to participate. Programs that do not fill following the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.

Admission to all programs is based on review of your application by the study abroad selection committee, and selection notifications are sent out within one month of the priority deadline or receipt of application during rolling admission. Once selected, students are given the opportunity to confirm acceptance, at which point they are subject to Education Abroad policies.

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

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