For many students, a foreign exchange can be the seminal experience of their academic career. For CRMBA students in particular, the chance to learn and live abroad offers a perfect opportunity to test the limits of the knowledge they have acquired over the past few years. For this and many other reasons, Dalhousie has traditionally offered lucky second-years a chance to attend the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark for a semester.
Copenhagen Business School is a unique place. Nestled in the city, the institution is dedicated solely and impressively to the study of business and its related fields. This helps to create a tight knit group amongst students and contributes greatly to the value obtained from the classroom and professors. In past years, exchange students have been integrated fully into the community and enjoy the same privileges as any other student. One of these privileges is the degree of autonomy and the ability to tailor your program of study:
Students are given a large amount of independence in Copenhagen. There is a lot of reading – more than I probably did since my undergraduate – but students are otherwise free to pursue their studies at their own pace and with their own focus. Professors are there as resources and to help, but its up to you how much you want to rely on them. The bonus is this kind of structure allowed me to travel a lot during the semester! – Marissa Walter, MBA Class of 2017
If CBS and the program itself weren’t enough, the city is nothing to scoff at either. Copenhagen boasts one of the most aesthetically pleasing city centers in all of Europe. Renowned for its quiet and quaint streets, colourful buildings and even more colourful flowers, Copenhagen has something to offer all travelers and students.
For the fitness enthusiast, bikes are abundant (almost mandatory); there are biking paths and trails nearby, and many Danes consider it the main, if not only, form of transportation. History/travel buffs won’t be disappointed either.
The city is so rich in history and culture, even taking a simple stroll downtown can be an experience. And there is so much to do – zoo, aquarium, amusement park, museums, parks, and more. And the food! The Danish certainly know their cuisine. – Shayla Fitzsimmons, MBA Class of 2017
But if you’re not satisfied staying in Copenhagen (even if you could very easily spend a lifetime there), then it’s no trouble to travel anywhere in Europe with the generous free time and class structure given to students. Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden lie near enough for short but memorable visits, a perk which many CRMBA students in the past have taken advantage of.
If any of this interests you or you simply have the urge to travel, then Copenhagen and the CRMBA program might be right for you. Start brushing up on your Danish and we’ll se dig snart (see you soon)!