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DIS-Copenhagen: International Business & Economics

Program Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsor DIS
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 32003
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2018 08/17/18 to 12/14/18
Past Dates
Spring 2018 01/12/18 to 05/11/18

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DIS-Copenhagen: International Business & Economics

Founded in 1167, Copenhagen, the capital of a modern, affluent, democratic society, is a study in contrasts:

  • A sparkling European metropolis of one-and-a-half million people offering an abundance of culture and entertainment, yet projecting an inviting small-town atmosphere of friendliness, intimacy, and safety
  • A network of walking streets, plazas, parks and canals combined with an extensive, clean, safe and dependable public transportation system
  • A university dating from 1479, yet a modern educational center with several universities and colleges, lots of students, and a vibrant youth culture
  • A big city with a low crime rate, where personal safety is high compared to many other cities.  

The International Business & Economics program is designed for students majoring in business, economics, or related fields. It offers several core courses (choose one):

  1. Global Economics
  2. International Business
  3. Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Study Tours

DIS places strong emphasis on combining classroom work with experiential learning so that students walk away with applicable, real life, cross-cultural skills for the global job market. Study tours are included into the program fee.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:DIS.


DIS-Copenhagen: International Business & Economics

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least three semesters of university study (or the equivalent) completed at time of application. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

Some of the DIS courses have prerequisites. Students should check the syllabi on the DIS website for specifics. GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences][Interdisciplinary and Special Programs]
Specifically from: ENTR (Interdisciplinary & Special Programs)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Regarding the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program: Click here for a list of the specific classes that have been approved for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.


DIS places strong emphasis on combining classroom work with experiential learning so that students walk away with applicable, real life, cross-cultural skills for the global job market. Study tours are included into the program fee.

Study Tours – each semester

1. Denmark (Short tour): Through visits to Danish and international companies, students will gain hands-on knowledge and understanding of current issues in corporate strategy, marketing, competition, EU relations, globalization and other areas relevant to the courses. Various cultural and historical visits included.

2. Students will have one "long tour."

The Economic Theories of Globalization class goes to Brussels. This tour introduces students to doing business in Europe by visiting local and multinational companies. It will increase knowledge of how the European Union functions through visits to institutions, organizations, and special interest groups working in Brussels, the 'capital' of the EU. Various cultural and historical visits included.

The European Business Strategy class goes to London or Berlin/Hamburg. Students will gain first-hand impressions of the European business scene through visits to local and multinational companies, institutions and organizations operating in the biggest European country, Germany. Various cultural and historical visits included.

Other optional study tours are available at the student's expense.

Estimated Program Costs

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.

The Program fee includes: tuition; free semester use of texbooks; study tours in Europe and Denmark as described in the IBE programs; all field study events; and use of DIS facilities, including fully staffed library support and computer labs with support service. Please note that on study tours DIS will provide 2 meals per day, while one meal a day is on your own.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2018

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$19,800.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $3,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Please see the DIS website for additional scholarships.

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 by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line 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
DIS-Copenhagen: International Business & Economics

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

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin