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Leon tied his shoes and left the humdrum life of pension schemes and a good canteen behind him – now he just won the European Championships twice

It was a life-changing decision, and Leon Kofoed was both scared to take it, and scared not to. But as soon as he changed his profession from ‘Junior Analyst’ to ‘Athlete’ on LinkedIn, all of his fears vanished. Everything felt right. This is a story about quitting the humdrum of a steady career and stable income and what it takes to turn your passion into a livelihood.

94 students got their grades mixed up: Should students be worried that other grades are flawed?

A typing error was the reason why 94 students out of a class of 104 got their grades mixed up before the summer holiday. Now, some of the affected students are worried that other grades might be flawed too. The Acting Director of the Study Administration at CBS calls the case “unfortunate” and “extraordinary”. He explains why students shouldn’t be worried about their grades being flawed and how typing errors can be avoided.

A new CBS program focusing on consumerism has enrolled a maximum number of students

A new bachelor program kicks off for the first time in August. It’s filled to the max with 90 new students where they’ll learn to provide customer foresight – not with a crystal ball, but by combining methods from anthropology, cultural studies, sociology and communication studies. The program has been developed in close collaboration with the Danish business community.

CBS accepts more bachelor students – but it’s still super hard to get in

Although CBS has increased the number of study placements by six percent this year, and therefore admitted more students, it’s still hard to get accepted to a bachelor’s program. CBS programs have some of Denmark’s highest entry requirements. But the end of the “artificially high” entry requirements is near, argues the Head of the Dean’s Office at CBS.

Fundamental changes in society challenge CBS – here is the university’s response

A rapid digital transformation of society and increasing demands for life-long learning prompt the Dean of Education to appoint two new associate deans. The aim is to get CBS up to speed with the changes and opportunities related to these phenomena, as CBS is lagging far behind, according to the Dean. We spoke to the two new associate deans about their plans, which are expected to produce results within the year.

Simple concept from CBS students can change Pandora’s sales

Fewer British men buy Pandora jewelry as gifts. CBS students were asked to crack the case and present solutions to Pandora’s executive team. The live case format builds a bridge between theory and practice and it’s here to stay, according to a CBS teacher and the person who developed the concept

Controversial pottery case becomes part of the curriculum at CBS

A much-discussed copycat case between ceramicist Anne Black and the Danish supermarket chain Netto is currently pending in court. No matter the outcome, the case will be a good way to show CBS students how to avoid being in the “worst situation imaginable,” as lecturer Stina Teilmann-Lock puts it.

Now it’s higher education’s turn for a digital upgrade

The Danish government has set aside DKK 81 million to digitally and technologically upgrade higher education. Vice Dean of CBS, Annemette Kjærgaard welcomes the national plan of action that encourages collaboration beyond individual institutions.

Grading scale can get an add-on: 12+

More focus on taking chances and challenging yourself, less focus on mistakes and weak points. This is the rationale behind the new grading scale proposed by the Danish government, which wants to introduce the 12+ for extraordinary performance. The President of CBS Students and the Head of the Dean's Office at CBS are positive about the suggestion from the government, as it shows that the politicians have listened.

Critics: CBS’ studies in economics only propose one truth

CBS students and other business students question the curriculum of studies in economics. They argue that they’re only taught selected models and theories that are insufficient for dealing with the many-faceted issues facing the world. But you have to understand A, before you can understand B, argue CBS teachers.

CBS and Danish Shipping have succeeded in creating a labor market for graduates  

When students graduate from the BSc in Shipping and Trade at CBS they can walk right into the labor market and take up a full-time position. No Master’s degree is needed. The BSc program, which has been developed in close collaboration with Danish Shipping, is exactly what the Minister of Higher Education and Science is looking for when it comes to establishing a labor market for graduates.

Global outreach has made CBS’ Boardroom Programs among the best in the world

Engagement in global projects like the Global Board Leadership Summit, which comes to CBS in September, is one of the reasons why CBS’ Board Education has continued to grow in popularity since it started in 2013. Furthermore, about 40 percent of the participants of the board programs are women who become qualified to take up boardroom positions.

CBS loses 250 international students – but gains 300 from Denmark

CBS will lose 250 international students in 2019 as a result of the Danish government’s demand on cutting 1,000 – 1,200 international study placements. On the other hand, CBS gets to increase the intake of Danish students by 300. CBS has asked the Ministry for Higher Education and Science for the international study placements to be reinstated if CBS can prove that the international graduates stay in Denmark.

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