Copenhagen Business School: Where disruption can be a positive thing

Changing locations and their lives is just the beginning for CBS MBA students

Coming from a background in technology marketing, disruption is a good word.

Disruption is imperative for progress. It’s unexpected, turning the old way of thinking on its side. Everyone who has chosen to participate in the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) full-time MBA has chosen disruption. 

They’ve quit their jobs, packed up their bags and moved to a new city for a year of studying, learning and, most importantly, growing – personally and professionally. Much of this growth comes from times of introspection and reflection.

An introspective journey
We have the Leadership Discovery Process (LDP) to thank for the structured opportunities for reflection. Whether it’s beginning each course with a personal energy assessment or contextualising course materials through past work experiences, our former and current states are shaping our future leader. And all the while, travelling down this introspective journey, we are challenged by diverse perspectives and backgrounds, inherent in a class representing 18 different 
nationalities.

Cycling, studying and hygge
While moving to a new city is a disruptive event, the lifestyle in Copenhagen has made this a smoother transition than expected. Being able to walk or bike virtually anywhere in the city, with a quality grocery store around every other corner, makes it easier to live well (save the occasional rain and wind). And even when we have more studying than we can manage, every bike ride or walk to and from the MBA building provides time for reflection.

Now, between the course work and quiet times, there are other ways the class likes to disrupt and reflect. In the literal sense, sometimes studies need to be disrupted by sharing our reflections over a Mikkeller or Carlsberg draft on a hygge (Danish for cosy) Copenhagen 
night.





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