Copenhagen Business School

Program Details

Program Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20146
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 08/27/24 to 12/20/24
Current Program Dates
2023-24 Academic Year 08/28/23 to 06/30/24
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Copenhagen Business School

Imagine yourself studying at a “Triple Crown” accredited business school located in one of the happiest countries in the world. You can turn that dream into a reality when you study abroad at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark!

Students at CBS will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend class on an architecturally attractive campus located in the capital of Denmark
  • Hit the ground running with the help of CBS’s Buddy Program for Exchange Students
  • Immerse yourself in the Scandinavian way of life

University: Established in 1917, Copenhagen Business School has grown to be the second largest business school in Europe. CBS’s development initiatives are based on the principles to be daring and innovative in a changing society and to educate graduates who will ensure value creation for the global society. CBS hosts over 1,000 exchange students every year.

Location: Copenhagen's copper-roofed houses mix with world-renowned architecture and design reflecting both its medieval origin and its current status as a modern European metropolis. With over 800 years of history, Copenhagen brings together the financial, cultural, musical, and scientific worlds. This modern capital city is considered one of the healthiest in the world - half of all commuters bike to work or school each day. In fact, Copenhagen is known as “the city of bikes” with approximately 250 miles of bike paths to take advantage of.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Copenhagen Business School

Open to students who have junior standing by the start of the program and have taken several courses in economics, finance, management, and accounting. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Semester Course Load: 30 ECTS (15 Purdue credit hours)

At CBS the teaching and learning processes in and outside the lecture halls differ from business schools in other countries and students must be prepared to take part in project group work. The purpose of this learning process is to develop and consolidate the students’ team working skills and their ability to function in groups, as well as their ability to form critical and independent opinions


Copenhagen is the center for music and culture, and is home to some of the happiest people in the world. Locals and tourists fill sidewalk cafes, walk the winding streets of old city center, and take boat rides along the canal. The city is also known for its innovative, modern design and architecture and home to prominent Danish designers.


Danish universities do not own student-housing facilities, and student residences are not connected to the university. The CBS housing department has access to eight student residences or dorms that give priority to international exchange students and can help you find accommodation during your semester abroad. During the fall semester the CBS housing department supplements the available accommodation with private housing. Please be aware that unless otherwise noted under the specific residence hall, you will not be living with Danish students but instead with other international students. Find out more about housing at CBS.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Housing $3,500.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Visa $325.00
Books and Supplies $500.00
Meals $2,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Copenhagen Business School

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email