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Study Abroad Spotlight: Copenhagen Business School

 

This week we are going to learn about Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark! I was lucky enough to get the inside scoop from a fellow peer advisor, Pat Abate, who did a summer program at Copenhagen Business School.

 

School: Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester [a summer option is also available with different guidelines and requirements]

Language of Instruction: Danish, English

Housing: Dormitory/Residence

Program Advisor: Christine Hollenhorst [email protected]

Prerequisites: Either GLS 101, 102, 110, 114, 116, or any ML course

Academics: CBS offers a portion of its curriculum in English and is focused primarily on business, with a smaller number of arts and science classes offered. You are required (as a Bentley student) to take a Danish language course along with three other courses.

List of Previously Approved Classes at CBS can be found here!

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Social Scene: CBS is one of the largest business schools in Europe with more than 17,000 students! CBS currently has 12 sports programs including sports such as men and women’s basketball and rugby. CBS is an urban university located close to the heart of the city. The nightlife in Copenhagen is great.  Most Friday and Saturday nights clubs and bars stay open until 5am.  The Danish are pretty friendly and most of them speak great English so if you ever need directions or have questions it is very easy to ask.  It is also very affordable and easy to get tickets to soccer games for FC Kobenhavn, the local team. 

 

Transportation and Travel: Copenhagen Business School is located just outside of the actual city of Copenhagen.  It is very accessible by metro, bicycle, and foot.  Getting into the city is a simple bike ride or metro ride away.  The campus is spread out in three different buildings across the city.  All of the buildings are within one metro stop of each other or a five to ten minute bike ride.  Copenhagen is a very bike-able city as there are special lanes and even traffic lights for bicycles.  The metro runs for 24 hours a day every day so getting home is never an issue.  The airport is very easy to get to as well as the metro goes right to the airport.  The metro is very navigable as it only goes two directions and there are not multiple lines (unlike the Boston T). 

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Some Recommended Places to Go:

Café Solbakken – A great local place to go after class and hang out with friends.  There are pool tables and card tables.  Many CBS students go to Solbakken after class to play billiards after a long day of classes.

Nexus – The student bar and club.  It is open every day and offers a discount for students.  Thursday night is generally a busy night at Nexus as many students go to Nexus on Thursday nights.  It is located at Solberg Plads (main campus).

Dalle Valle – Located near the city center this restaurant offers all entrees at half price on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays.  The food is good along with the service and with the half price days it’s a good place to get a good meal on a budget.

Tivoli Gardens – Tivoli Gardens is the second oldest amusement park in the world.  It is a great place to visit as it’s basically a miniature Disney World in the middle of Copenhagen.

Amager Strandpark – As if Copenhagen did not have enough to do already, they decided to build a manmade beach right in the city.  Amager Strandpark is very easy to get to and is a great place to go relax on a sunny day.  The views are also great.

 

Want More Information? Check out these links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuwLk6T8j4s&list=UUe47WpgusP8OmQb-KvsWbRQ&index=21

http://studyindenmark.dk/study-in-denmark/danish-higher-education-institutions/universities/copenhagen-business-school-cbs/copenhagen-business-school

http://ww.bus.wisc.edu/international/studyabroad/copenhagen.asp

http://bentley.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=26644

Image Sources:

http://insideiim.com/iim-lucknow-vs-copenhagen-business-school-a-first-hand-account-of-the-differences-in-the-academic-enviornment/

 

Bentley University Class of 2013 Candidate for a B.S. in Marketing Minor in Information Design and Corporate Communication
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