Why study an MBA in Denmark?

MBA courses in Denmark offer an intensive learning experience, where the focus is on business essentials and putting theory learnt in the classroom into practice. Most international MBA programs 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, 90% of MBA participants are international, coming from 22 different countries.

What international MBA programs are offered in Denmark?

Denmark may not have many MBA programs, but the ones that they do are highly specialised and well-respected in industry.

As well as the traditional full time and executive level MBA programs, Denmark has offers specialisations in fields such as technology, shipping and logistics and marketing.

You should expect a full-time MBA program in Denmark to take one year to complete full time and two years to complete part time.

Immigration and visas in Denmark

The majority of students choosing to study an international MBA program in Denmark will need to apply for a student visa for the duration of their business course.

EU citizens are allowed to live in any EU country while studying, providing they fulfil the following criteria:

  • The course lasts longer than three months
  • You have a confirmed place at an approved educational institution or university
  • You can prove you have a sufficient income and can support yourself in Denmark without additional support
  • Evidence that you have Overseas Student Health Cover for as long as you will be in the country

EU students will need to get a registration certificate once they are in Denmark, while non-EU students will need to apply for a study visa from their home country before leaving for Denmark.

What are the costs of studying for an MBA in Denmark?

International students should expect to pay between DKK 156,000 – 260,000 (£17,000 - £29,000) for an MBA program in Denmark in addition to normal living costs such as accommodation, transport and course materials.

Working in Denmark

Denmark has one of the freest labour markets in Europe, with employers able to hire and fire as the please, but employees enjoy high unemployment benefits. Denmark is one of the easiest places in Europe to do business according the World Bank, with competitive company tax rates (25%) and tax breaks for expats – so a great place to pick up your business career post-studies.

Denmark is also a great economic model, with one of the world’s lowest levels of income inequality and the world’s highest minimum wage.
One of Denmark’s main industries is energy as it has considerable levels of oil and natural gas in the North Sea. The country is also a long-term leader in wind energy, making MBAs in energy and sustainability particularly popular.

What to do next

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