Placeholder image for International Business and Politics

International Business and Politics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (ARWU) Copenhagen, Denmark
The BSc in International Business and Politics from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) teaches you how economic and political forces shape a globalising world — and how companies adjust their business strategies and working methods to meet political challenges.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


Firms and institutions constantly have to face many new and intense challenges. In recent years, for example, issues associated with inequalities, sustainability, gender and race have become prominent. Despite ‘globalization’, nations and nationalism are now back on the agenda. The BSc IBP considers these challenges and looks at the ways they are changing the relationships between businesses, governments, international institutions and other actors such as non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The programme will prepare you to tackle them.

Learning outcomes

The BSc International Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School (CBS)comprises the three academic disciplines of economics, business administration and political science. It also introduces you to quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Together, these fields of study will help you achieve a comprehensive understanding of political and economic forces and their impact on business and society.

You will work with core areas within the study of business and strategy and learn how to analyse a company and its activities. You will at the same time consider how companies develop and implement strategies in national and international business settings. You will gain an understanding of companies from both an economic and an organisational/managerial point of view. You will thus work with business economics and for example learn to assess the optimal output a company must produce of a given product, how it should price its products and how willing it might be to take risky decisions. You will also study organisational behaviour, that is, how people act within a company. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Political Science
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Political and Economic Thought
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Accouting and Reporting
  • Quantitative Methods for Business and Social Science

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • English A
  • Mathematics B
  • History B OR
  • Social Studies B OR
  • Contemporary History B OR
  • History of Ideas B OR
  • International Economics B

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?