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Application for the course it OPEN until 19th of June

Want to apply for the courses? Just follow the easy 3-step guide below


Step 1 - fill in application

CBS requires you to fill in a formal application, where you fill in your personal information, and the courses you wish to apply for.



Course code:

Achieving the SDGs: Feeding the Future of Agricultural Sustainability: CCMVV1737U
Achieving the SDGs: Environmental Sustainability for Organizations: CCMVV1738U

Note, that there is no maximum number of students for the courses. This means that all students who apply for the courses will be accepted.


Step 2 - Send application electronically

When applying for CBS electives, you normally need to print out and hand-in the application physically at CBS. This is not the case with these courses.

All you need to do is email the filled-out application to: and REMEMBER to add as CC to the mail.


Step 3- get approval from home university

Last step is to get the approval from your home university. This needs to be done before the courses start in september.

As we expect student from various universities, there is no generic answer to how you get the approval. We reccommend that you check your own university webpage, or contact your own student-services.

As a last resort, contact; or, for assistance.




For more information regarding electives at CBS, see:

IMPORTANT NOTE: There has been made an exception in terms of the application process for two courses. You do NOT need a pre-approval as stated on the web-page, nor do you need to physically hand in the application, as it otherwise states on CBS own website. 


Want to know more about the courses? Read the FAQ below

What language will the courses be in?

The courses will be taught in english


The purpose of the courses is to gather students from different universities and educational backgrounds, and work hands-on and action-oriented with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The focus of the courses will be to work with the SDGs in a multidisciplinary context, hence the courses include both scientific, economic, sociological and political aspects. Common to both courses is to combine interdisciplinary perspectives, and put this in relation to how businesses and organizations can specifically work with sustainability.

Which courses are available

Two courses are offered at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). The one course is: "Achieving the SDGs: Feeding the Future of Agricultural Sustainability". The second course is: "Achieving the SDGs: Environmental Sustainability for Organizations". The two courses will conduct separate teaching, but there will be joint workshops based on various cases, presented by national and international companies, interest groups, politicians and NGOs.

What is "Achieving the SDGs: Feeding the Future of Agricultural Sustainability" about?

Achieving the SDGs: Feeding the Future of Agricultural Sustainability is based on agriculture and food production in an international context. The historical development, current challenges and future opportunities for more sustainable food production will be analyzed. These perspectives are related to organizations and companies and focus on how to elaborate and implement sustainability strategies to help them fulfill the SDGs. Read more about the subject here:

What is “Achieving the SDGs: Environmental Sustainability for Organizations” about?

Achieving the SDGs: Environmental Sustainability for Organizations focuses on how environmental and climate sustainability can be created. Many companies and organizations are good at talking about CSR, but do not put action and facts behind their approach to environment and climate. This subject is based on a nuanced and scientific insight into climate and environment, and relates this to how companies and organizations can integrate their operations with environmental and climate concerns. Read more about the subject here:

How many ECTS points does each course give

Every course counts for 7,5 ECTS-point

That sounds interesting. When are the courses?

The courses are full semester courses, and will be held fall/winter 2018. For an overview on when the courses will take place, please see:

Who can apply for the courses?

The courses are offered at the master's level, and it is therefore required that you are studying a master's degree in a university. The course is not just for CBS students, and you are you studying at KU, SDU, RU, DTU, AAU ITU or a third, you also have the opportunity to participate. All courses will be live-streamed, so you can participate from all over the country IMPORTANT: There is no maximum participants for the course - all who apply will be admitted

I study at CBS, when can i apply?

The course is offered on an equal footing with other electives at CBS. You can apply for the courses from 12th until the 19th of June. Read more about how to apply here:

I am a student at another university - when can I apply and how?

If you go to another university, you have the opportunity to apply for the subject from 12 June to 19 June. Se how above. IMPORTANT: There is no maximum participants for the course - all who apply will be admitted See more here:

Who it Thinktank Frej?

Thinking tank Frej is Denmark's first and only independent food political think tank. Frej nuances and qualifies the Danish food debate and thus brings together the food producers- and consumers. We run as a non-profit organization and consist of over 50 volunteers in Copenhagen and Aarhus.

What will the Think Tank Fre's role in the courses be?

Frej will be associated with the courses as external lecturers. It is intended that Frej, in cooperation with companies, politicians, NGOs and interest organizations, will facilitate joint workshops for the two subjects.