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Birgitte Ramsø Thomsen

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SOL saved as an MSc EBA programme

On Thursday 15 December, the final decision arrived about the new MSc EBA (cand.merc.) programmes – with one significant change: the concentration SOL (Strategy, Organisation and Leadership) will remain on board and continue as an MSc EBA programme from 2024.

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Two lists competing for the student vote: what’s the difference?

It’s Student Election Week and CBS’ Solbjerg Campus is buzzing with activity – and will be until voting closes on Friday 25 November at 14:00.

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The basics: what are we voting for?

Should you make your student vote count? And what’s this election all about? Here are your basic questions on the election answered.

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Current MSc EBA (cand.merc.) academic areas to find new homes in the future programme portfolio

Confusion, crisis meetings and – hopefully – clarification. The MSc EBA (cand.merc.) reform, which proposed cutting four of the current 14 concentrations from 2024 onwards, has sparked criticism. CBS WIRE sums up the main questions from faculty and students and puts them to President Nikolaj Malchow-Møller and the Programme Director for the MSc (cand.merc.) programmes, Henrik Sornn-Friese.

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Biggest MSc EBA (cand.merc.) revision in 30 years: Fewer options in the future. Four of the current 14 concentrations to disappear

In a bid to align CBS’s flagship MSc EBA (cand.merc.) programme with ministerial requirements, the MSc EBA (cand.merc.) study board’s recommendation to senior management is to cut away five of the current 14 concentrations. Senior Management approves, but will save Applied Economics and Finance (AEF). Both the Academic Council and a reference group are raising concerns, not least over a “rushed process” and the reduction of core areas such as economics, organisation and marketing. Senior Management will host an open online Teams meeting on Wednesday 9 November at 11:15 and a meeting for students and others interested on Thursday 10 November at 8:45.

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Academic staff layoffs averted

Mitigating measures – natural staff turnover, senior schemes and voluntary retirement – have prevented actual dismissals of academic staff following the student intake reduction.

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Student wellbeing workshop: How to reboot your social and academic life after COVID

New MSc students of Business Administration and Mathematical Business Economics found out they were not alone: most fellow students feel awkward when speaking to strangers, especially after two years of online studies. A student wellbeing workshop helped give them tools to act: to dare speak up in class, arrange social gatherings – or even ask out that nice someone from Nexus café. This autumn, the session will be scaled up into a Masterclass for all graduate students.

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