Master of Business Development (MBD) is a flexible master’s programme at CBS. It’s aimed at experienced key employees who are responsible for boosting and developing business areas of their companies.
You can gain insight into a wide range of topics such as business and organizational development, digitalization, innovation, strategic communication, personal development, finance and management.
The Master’s programme amounts to a total of 60 ECTS credits.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is a trans-European credit unit used at accredited educational institutions that indicates the workload associated with a specific course. One ECTS point corresponds to an expected workload of approximately 28 hours.
At MBD, you may begin with whichever course you prefer. If you have a specific interest in one of our core or elective courses, you are free to start from there. However, we would recommend starting with our core course Business Development, where you will learn, among other things, to develop your ability to understand and introduce change.
If you are in need of guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Lectures take place at CBS’s Dalgas Have campus: Dalgas Have 15, 2000 Frederiksberg.
Please note, currently, we do not offer online, weekend or evening courses.
MBD lectures are held during weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm.
We offer courses in English and Danish
There is a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 students on each course.
Admission and enrolment
You sign up for courses per semester by filling in the sign-up or admissions form available below:
There are no application deadlines at MBD. You may apply for admission all year round.
If you are already enrolled, you can sign-up for a course up to as a few days before the course starts. If you are a new applicant, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible, but no later than a month prior to the course starts.
We recommend that you sign-up for a course well in advance, so that you have time to familiarise yourself with the curriculum prior to up-start.
If there is less than a month ‘till tart of a course you with to follow, and you have not yet been enrolled or signed-up, we highly recommend that you get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we may attempt to accelerate the processing time of your application.
To be accepted at MBD, you need to fulfill our admission requirements:
- A minimum of one higher education degree within the area of business economics at least at a bachelor or diploma level
- Language skills in English at level B2 CEFR or higher, equivalent to the Danish B-level.
- At least two years of relevant full time professional experience in market-oriented organizations after graduation, e.g., within sales and marketing, financial management, financing, management, logistics or HR.
It is possible to apply the study board for credit transfer for courses previously taken at level equivalent to a Danish master’s level. However, the courses you have taken that wish to transfer credits for, must live up to the following requirements in order to come into consideration:
- The specific course must have been taken at a level equivalent to a Danish master’s level at an accredited educational institution – outside of Denmark this usually equals an executive master programme.
- The course(s) in question must in some way fit in to the scope of the courses currently at offer at MBD.
If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us
Depending on the application date, applicants for courses taking place in the spring semester will receive their admissions letter from the previous November and onwards.
Applications for the courses taking place in the fall semester, will receive their admission letter from 1st April and onwards.
You will receive your admissions letter in your E-Boks.
If you do not meet the admission requirements, we may in some instances be able to grant you and exemption. This is typically done through an entrance exam and possibly completion of an ECTS awarding methodology course.
If you would like to know more about your options, please send an mail firstname.lastname@example.org enclosing your CV and diplomas on which we will be basing our assessment.
Admissions are open all year.
Courses in the spring semester is open for sign-ups from 1st October.
Courses in the fall semester is open for sign-ups from 1st April.
The total cost of the MBD programme is 186.000 DKK excluding expenditures towards books and potential hotel accommodation.
Please note, that CBS does not have offer scholarships for any educational programmes.
No, prices for courses offered at MBD differ depending on the course’ ECTS credits, which is why our courses cost between 10.000 DKK and 24.000 DKK.
Payment is made through CBS’ payment system E-payment, where the invoice for the courses you have enrolled in will appear.
You have the option of paying buy card, girokort (Danish banking system) or e-invoice (Danish public sector invoicing system). If you choose to pay either using girokort or e-invoicing, you may provide us with the contact information for your employer, so that the payment-info is sent directly to them.
If you work in the financial sector, you can apply for funding for several courses at the MBD through the Financial Competency Fund.
You can apply for funding for up to three courses per year. Please note, the competency fund only funds a maximum of 15 ECTS credits per year.
If you work in the Danish public sector, you can apply for funding via the State Competency Fund.
Once you have signed-up for a course at MBD, you will have access to the course page on CBS learning portal CANVAS, where you’ll find practical info, time/place, material etc.
The final curriculum will be posted as soon as it is ready, however no later than 6 weeks prior to the course starts.
You can only access Canvas once you have been enrolled and have received your CBS user information in your admissions letter that you’ll find in your e-box.
Yes, you will be served lunch (usually a lunch) as well as a light morning and afternoon snack during lectures.
If you are experiencing issues logging on to one of our systems, we recommend you contact our IT support who will be happy to help you straight away!
The IT support can be reached at
e-mail: HELP@STUDENT.CBS.DK or
Tel: 3815 3575
You can cancel your sign-up for a course up until the day before first day of classes by sending an email to us at email@example.com.
If your cancellation is received after the deadline, your registration and payment are binding.
As a student, you are eligible for a CBS parking license and with that may make use of all CBS parking spaces.
In case of unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from attending an upcoming course, you have the option to either postpone or change your course registration, if the course in question hasn’t started yet (see cancelation policy above).
E.g., you may choose to postpone the course until the next time it is offered or choose another course that fits your schedule better.
In this case, please contact the MBD team via Email.
The examination form for each course varies between an oral examination based on a written product or a written homework assignment without an oral defense.
The examination format is specified under the course descriptions.