Independent University Newspaper
Copenhagen Business School

Popular searches:

Independent University Newspaper

Copenhagen Business School

My exam breakdowns

(Photo: Mette Koors)



My last finals were probably the worst experience ever. When I think about the hours I spent studying at Solberg Plads library in order to understand Managerial economics, it gives me the chills. Nevertheless, I made it through the whole process.

I remember pulling my hair, sweating, crying and screaming inside because I was struggling to understand one of the questions in the above-mentioned subject, which resulted in me pulling an all-nighter so I could fully understand this complicated subject.

I remember pulling my hair, sweating, crying and screaming inside

Moving forward, I took the oral exam and passed it. I never felt happier. Especially because I was doubting myself to a point where I basically showed up determined to blank the exam. However, as I entered the exam room, I remembered all my hard work from that long night and I decided to give it a chance. I literally said to myself ‘Whatever happens, happens!’

What’s my point here?

After working hard and doing everything you can, you need to give it a shot. Gather some strength and take the exam! I was extremely nervous, shaking and had stomach ache.

Initially, it might seem easier said than done. However, it’s worth considering that you can’t control how your teachers perceive you, but you can manage your performance and decide what comes out of your mouth during the oral exam.

As a matter of fact, the small motivation I obtained during my time of studying was that I refused to go back and take it again. Sometimes, after failing an exam or receiving a bad grade, you can lose your confidence, strength and desire to study.

I’m fully aware of the fact that some of you have to retake certain exams, and my advice is to remember why it’s important for you to pass this exam. Is to gain confidence? Not wanting to see the lecturer’s face again? Or to feel a bit more at ease next semester?

I know that you’ll get through it. Just trust yourself

My conviction is that passing an exam can add more confidence to your study process. And as far as I’m concerned, this is one of the greatest things that will make a student continue to enjoy studying at CBS. Indeed, confidence is something that I gain after passing a difficult exam, hence my eagerness to always pass, as I know that my insecurities will grow if I don’t.

Overall, I’m really happy to have passed all my exams and I’m very excited about my BA project now. I wish you all the best of luck! I know that you’ll get through it. Just trust yourself.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

My exam breakdownsby

  • News

    Why so sudden? The CBS financial crisis explained

    Employees and union representatives have posed many questions in the wake of the 17 August announcement of a firing round. In this interview, University Director Arnold Boon explains how Senior Management has been working with the budget and a change of financial strategy since the fall of 2022, and why layoffs are now necessary.

  • Blog

    Uncertain times: Essential for business schools to understand their market

    The alliance of European business schools met at CBS in June to enhance recruitment strategies, stay informed on industry trends, and analyse where the global economy is heading. The CBS MBA Programmes shares some key take-aways from Associate Dean and Professor Jesper Rangvid’s presentation.

  • News

    Working hard all summer: Bachelor Admissions

    The employees in charge of bachelor admissions at CBS are a small exclusive team. They ensure the validity of diplomas and the fulfilment of entry requirements for bachelor’s degrees at CBS – and, not least, that the applicants get the necessary help to upload the right documentation and find their way around the application procedures.

  • News

    Union reps want transparency about redundancy packages

    The unions are hoping for a fair process – and the AC club is calling for transparency about redundancy packages. Academic union representatives expect that actual dismissals can be avoided among faculty members, whereas administrative staff are expecting layoffs.

  • Gif of the week
  • News

    Snapshots: CBS staff busy preparing for a new semester

    For the staff at CBS, the weeks and sometimes even months leading up to study start are spent busily preparing for new and returning students and a brand-new semester.

  • Guide

    Those odd little words

    Some words of advice from CBS WIRE’s proofreader Helen Dyrbye, a British expat who has lived in Denmark for decades. Here she explains a few tiny words that can occasionally spell BIG trouble.

  • News

    Community is key for study start 2023

    This year, showing both new and returning students the concept of ‘community’ at CBS is a top priority. There is room for everyone, and you can find others that share the same interests as you. Those are the key messages from the Student Communications team. This is highlighted by two campaigns, during the introduction week and at the Bachelor Kick Off.

Follow CBS students studying abroad

CBS WIRE collaborates with

Stay connected