Why study an MBA in Denmark?

MBA programs in Denmark are an intensive learning experience, where the focus is on business essentials and putting theory learnt in the classroom into practice. Most MBA courses in Denmark are taught entirely in English, and attract talented professionals from around the world. The makeup of the courses is hugely international, too –at Copenhagen Business School for example, 90% of MBA participants are international, coming from 22 different countries.

In order to study for an MBA in Denmark, most students will be required to obtain a residence permit. To be granted this you must be able to prove:

  • That you have been accepted to a higher educational programme which has been approved by a state authority, or which is offered by a publicly accredited educational institution.
  • That you can support yourself with your own means whilst you are staying in Denmark. If you are to pay tuition fees, you must document that you have paid for the first semester or year, instead of documenting that you can support yourself.
  • That you can speak and understand the language that you will be taught in, and that you have a working knowledge of Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German.

If you have been granted a residence permit in order to complete a higher educational programme in Denmark, your residence permit will be valid for an additional six months after you finish the course. This is to allow you to look for work in Denmark. As a foreign student you are allowed to work for 15 hours per week, as well as full-time during the months of June, July and August – when you are likely to be on holiday from university. The same applies during the job-seeking period after the completion of your studies. A work permit sticker will be placed in your passport.

Where can I study an MBA in Denmark?

Copenhagen Business School’s high academic standards are reflected by the statistics. The MBA course admits only 50 students annually, all of whom have a significant amount of business experience – the average being nine years. The course is listed in the Economist’s top 100 full time MBA programmes, and is also in the top 1% of business schools globally.

Other good quality MBA courses are provided by the International Business School of Scandinavia, Aarhus University, AVT Business School, the Scandinavian International Management Institute (SIMI) and the Business Institute Aalborg. 

Life in Scandinavia

Aside from the academic side of things, Scandinavia is regularly ranked as an area that offers a top quality of life. It is backed up by its strong economy (Denmark has not taken up the currently faltering Euro as its currency and still uses the Krone), friendly people, and numerous cultural and historical places of interest.    

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