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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CBS students have got a new media outlet for themselves: À-Propos Magazine. Behind it is CBS student Sofie Olesen, who missed a place to express her opinions and read what other people from her generation have on their minds. “There’s a lot of talk about our generation, but very few voices. I want to create a space where we can be heard,” she says.
Students can now run for positions on the Academic Council and Board of Directors. Two current members share their experiences and underline why students should run. “You learn how to get your message and opinions across in a setting with many different stakeholders,” says a representative from the Academic Council.
The grounds between The Wedge and Solbjerg Plads were transformed into a celebration zone for the 12-hour Semester Start Celebration on September 10. Photographer Uljana Tverdova was on the spot to document the festivities. Can you spot yourself or your friends?
This year’s Responsibility Day was delivered in a hybrid format with royal flair and a message for students about how their potential can change the world. Moreover, the day will last longer, as the Ørsted company case has been turned into a teaching case available for all the teachers. This year’s case asks how you can decarbonize your business down to the very last nut, but still grow.
Students are back on campus for a semester that is not all about cancellations. Rather the opposite. The annual Semester Start Party has been upgraded to a 12-hour celebration with CBS’ many student organizations participating. “It’s all about creating opportunities for the students to find and form communities,” says CBS Students’ Vice President.
CBS’ study administration is gearing up to welcome new students and reboot campus life for second- and third-year students. The students coming to CBS will be different after having coronavirus as a companion for 1.5 years claim three CBS employees working on this year’s study start.
Students at the Danish higher education institutions have reported multiple cases of physical and verbal sexism in the Ministry for Higher Education and Science’s new report. In 2019, CBS published its first report investigating sexual harassment in the study environment.
Bo Christensen is reading through quota 2 applications for the BSc in Business Administration and Psychology, and to him it is evident that the new students coming to CBS have lost valuable time and missed out on identity-forming activities. “It’s heartrending to read,” he says and asks CBS to consider what to do about this year’s intake of students.
Finding an empty washing machine can be a time-consuming hassle when you live in a dorm. Niclas Lach experienced that. So he took matters into his own hands, sat up for two nights straight and coded a widget that tells him exactly when the machines are free. Pssst, the widget works for most CBS dorms.
The team behind the CBS-anchored #covidWISE project has created Ideation Awards, an initiative that invites students to submit entrepreneurial ideas for solving social and economic issues arising in the wake of the pandemic. Four CBS students have already submitted their idea for hosting online museum exhibitions.
Altogether, 4,155 quota 2 applicants have put CBS as their first priority in this year’s round of applications. Covid-19 could explain the increase, says CBS’ Head of Student Affairs. Now, CBS is looking into increasing the number of study places for quota 2 students.
Station and UNGDOMSBUREAUET have received money to host a festival to celebrate and disseminate the knowledge compiled in master’s theses. Station’s director hopes the festival can inspire coming thesis writers and create synergies between students and researchers across universities.
This year’s GLOBAL case company, IKEA, has challenged CBS students to upcycle whatever old IKEA furniture they have at home. Check out three students’ creations.
“If you work at an SME, you are not a member of the marketing department – you ARE the marketing department”
Small and medium sized businesses are unexploited territory when it comes to creating more relevant student jobs, claims Co-Founder Casper Skjold Nielsen. Through his business Cand, he connects SMEs and students, and CBS student Caroline Kamp Iversen is one of 500 who landed jobs at SMEs.
Nordic Case House is a new strategic CBS initiative, and one of its main aims is to ensure case-based teaching is a deeply rooted element of CBS. And teachers are not the only ones who can provide the cases, as students can write them too, explains CBS’ Associate Dean for Life-Long Learning.