Talented professionals aiming to transform their career and surroundings are relocating to Denmark, particularly the Greater Copenhagen area, and for good reason.
Denmark is recognised to be one of the happiest and liveable countries in the world due to prioritising professional and personal development, seamless public transport system & cycling lanes, excellent work-life balance, and the ambition for everyone to have a high quality life. The Danes get it right on so many levels.
So how does one bridge their desire for a better life and career to reality? Copenhagen Business School – Full-Time MBA programme (a.k.a – the Copenhagen MBA), which welcomes around 45 participants every year and sees upwards of 80% of graduates secure opportunities in Copenhagen post-MBA.
“It is a tight-knit community that aims to benefit the collective. Businesses that visited us during the MBA showed a genuine appreciation for sustainability and demonstrated real action. ”
– Alum Kelsey Frandsen, Corporate Sustainability at PANDORA
Kelsey secured her role at PANDORA by interning there and applying learnings from her MBA Concentration – Governance & Sustainability , while she was in the MBA programme. “The careers team connected me with an alum of the Copenhagen MBA who worked at Pandora. This connection proved to be valuable as it resulted in my internship and consequently my role at Pandora today.”
The intimate learning environment and selectively small cohort permits participants to interact closely throughout the year with a dedicated careers team through the Career Module. The module includes workshops, one-to-one coaching, personal branding, busy networking events, and smaller professional breakfasts and coffee meetings.
“One of the really valuable parts of the programme for me was the Careers Module which ran throughout the year, almost like a coaching course, giving you access to an experienced advisor who can help you figure out where you should be going, and the kinds of roles that might be available to you.”
– Alum Lizelle Van Schouwenburg, VP of Business Performance & Strategy, ZeroNorth
Lizelle relocated with her family to Copenhagen from South Africa. “As an individual I’ve seen many benefits from my MBA experience, but as a family there have been huge positives too. Copenhagen, as a city, is great. We like the parks and the trees, the woods and the access to the ocean. We spend lots of time outside and cycling. And the kids love it – there are so many playgrounds.”
Responsible leadership and Sustainability are red threads of professional culture in Copenhagen and they are the very foundation of the Copenhagen MBA. Naturally, many Copenhagen MBA graduates secure rewarding positions that actually make the world a better place.
“I thought of Denmark as a place at the forefront of renewable energy. [Moving to Copenhagen] was also a family decision; we didn’t want to go to a big city. I had already been working for 10 years and I thought, ‘Let’s take on this challenge and see what happens.”
– Alum Luis Ignacio Figueras, Technical Project Manager at Ørsted.
The opportunities are endless for professionals with different backgrounds from all over the world. As part of the career team’s commitment, through the Copenhagen MBA you are introduced to a valuable MBA Alumni network, the biggest MBA network in Scandinavia, giving you the opportunities to interact with all CBS alumni, both on formal and less formal terms.
If you are considering undertaking an MBA education and are ready to relocate to a wonderful place, then the Copenhagen MBA is worth your consideration.
This information was provided by Docsity, in partnership with Copenhagen Business School, a triple accredited, world-leading business school.