I can help with
- Being active in student organisations
- Working while studying
- The study environment at CBS
- Time management and workload
- Academic content of the programme
- Going on exchange
- Teaching style and exams
An early passion and flair for business indicated that CBS was the place at which I would study my Bachelor’s degree. However, there are obviously many different bachelors at CBS, and I decided to study International Business for two main reasons:
1. I wanted to study alongside ambitious, competent and likeminded people
2. I wanted a study taught in English and a study with an international perspective
I am a down-to-earth individual, and I was, in that regard, a little nervous that I would have a hard time fitting in at IB. However, my concerns were all shut down, and I am now thoroughly enjoying life at IB and at CBS.
The years at IB are all divided into quarters, which makes the study rather condense and intense. Getting used to this is easy for some, while it takes a bit longer for others.
The teachers are all different and from all around the globe, which I find very inspiring and fascinating. The IB environment is, likewise, very diverse, and you’re certain to make friends from many different cultures and backgrounds.
IB has, compared to many of the other bachelor programs at CBS, relatively few lectures. The curriculum is, however, identical in size, which necessitates a large degree of self-studying.
Participate in the intro programme: The primary purpose of the intro programme is to facilitate and initiate a good social environment amongst the new students. Many students who do not participate in the intro period have a difficult time finding new friends in the programme compared to the students who did participate.
Adjust your performance expectations: Many of the students who are accepted into IB have been notorious top-performers in high school or upper secondary school. It is, however, necessary to adjust your expectations upon starting at IB, and realize that average grades are perfectly normal.
Structure your daily life: The transition from high school or upper secondary to a university can be a turbulent one. The IB programme demands a large degree of self-discipline, and thus a structured daily life. It can be beneficial to limit the amount of extra-curricular activities (such as work and voluntary activities) until you’ve gotten used to the new way of studying and have found your own study techniques.
Use your fellow students: Your fellow students are extraordinary resources. The creation of study groups and discussion forums can help greatly smoothen the studies. It is always good to hear new opinions or explanations of texts or topics, and your fellow students are great sources of exactly that.