At CBS the students have a say in how the university operates. By being represented in several decision-making bodies at CBS. Once a year, the students at CBS gets a chance to decide who they would like to represent their interests at their university. Or perhaps if you want to be the one who becomes the spokesperson of your class, program or on behalf of the entire student body, this is also your chance. Below you will find descriptions of the different parts of the process and the bodies you can be elected to.


Political Organs at cbs



All study programs at CBS are directed and represented by their Study Boards. The Study Board is the entity in charge of running your study program and consequently affects the students most directly in their everyday activities at CBS. 

Your study board is made up of academic staff and student representatives, who you can elect each year and is in charge of planning, developing and ensuring the quality of your specific study line. This includes revising and adopting the program regulations; creating coherence in the academic development of the study program; and ensuring that the teaching methods, evaluations, and curricula are optimal for your specific study line.

 At an operational level, the study board also handles credit transfers, complaints, dispensations and the approval of budgets.

You can find a list of all study boards HERE.




The Academic Council advises the president of CBS on all matters of academic importance. It gives suggestions for the development contract and feedback about central strategic matters in the realm of research and education. Furthermore, it advises on commencement of knowledge- and research portfolio development projects, and advises on the composition of knowledgeable committees, who are to evaluate applications to scholarly positions as well as appoint PHDs and doctorates.

Its members are made up of representatives from the academic staff, management, as well as three student representatives.


The Board of Directors is the highest level of authority and influence at CBS. The board decides on the long-term general strategy of CBS, the budget approval and the development of the university in general. The board can setup different workgroups to handle or investigate certain initiatives, where student seats are usually included. Moreover, the Board is in charge of appointing the president of CBS and insuring close ties between the school and the business community. 

Its members are made up of top representatives from the Danish business community, faculty and administrative personal and two student representatives who sit for a two year period.



VOTE is a campaign by CBS Students aiming to promote the university election at Copenhagen Business School. Achieving a high voting percentage in the election is crucial, as it will strengthen our position as students at CBS by giving added weight to our elected representatives’ arguments.

In order for you to make an informed choice, CBS Students have accumulated all the information you need about the election as well as what each candidate stands for. During election week you will also have the opportunity to talk to the candidates personally and ask them about their ideas for CBS.


RUN is a campaign by CBS Students aiming to promote the university election at Copenhagen Business School. CBS Students work to make sure that the students are represented at all the possible boards and councils at CBS. Therefore, we are looking for candidates for the Study Boards, Academic Council and the Board of Directors. In these bodies you, as a students, will be a representative and fight for your fellow students’ interests. If this sounds interesting you can write to election@cbsstudents.dk or come by our office at SP. The deadline for signing up is October 30th.