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Welcome to the official Copenhagen MBA Blog on Tumblr. This is a collection of stories and images chronicling the MBA experience through the eyes of students, alumni and admissions.
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Neuro Leadership: Knowing oneself to lead better  [#permalink]

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FROM Copenhagen Students Blog: Neuro Leadership: Knowing oneself to lead better
By: Prajakta
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Coming from
an emerging market like India, when I decided to do my MBA it was definitely
for a lot of the usual reasons - building my toolbox, sharpening the edges
after over a decade of working, making a career switch, and learning from a
diverse class in an international and developed economy. But these reasons
could have made me apply to any good business school across the globe. So, why
did I decide to do my MBA at Copenhagen Business School? Everyone familiar with
the MBA market would promptly mention the focus on sustainable business
practices and sustainability as the reason.
My classmates and I agreed with
this up until we started the program. The curriculum introduced us to
another subject – theLeadership Discovery Process, or LDP for short. We knew LDP to be a key pillar
of the Copenhagen MBA since we had heard and read about the mysterious week-long
outdoor stint in Sweden, but we did not really gauge the significance of the
course. It has been one and a half months since we embarked on our MBA journey
and  I can confidently say this:
Copenhagen Business School has two unique propositions; Sustainable Business
Practices and the Leadership Discovery Process.

The
Leadership Discovery is a personal journey designed to define our personal
effective leadership style. While all of us have, in some form, displayed as
well as experienced leadership in our careers to date, the LDP will introduce
us to the detailed theory behind effective leadership and translate this
learning into concrete action and behavior, especially in demanding situations.
It is a first and foremost a journey of self-discovery, because only when you
know yourself well can you lead others towards a shared vision.
Neuroscience
introduces us to an interesting leadership proposal: Getting to know ourselves
better, first as a person (how we perceive ourselves as well as other), then as
a leader so we can guide and coach from a place of self-awareness. Because the biggest
roadblock in our journey of leadership discovery is SELF. NeuroLeadership helps
us identify the obstacles and systematically work on overcoming them. Our brain and biases
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The two sides of the brain according to Daniel KahnemanIn his book ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’,
Daniel Kahneman describes two sides of our brain. System 1, the oldest part, is
responsible for all that is prerecorded over millions of years of evolution.
This part of our brain manages quick responses, snap judgements and intuition,
relying largely on instinct. System 1 is also emotional and unconscious which
makes most of our daily life easy and effortless. Imagine if you had to learn
to do basic math like 3+4=7, react to a horror movie scene ordrive on an empty
road every single day? It would have been exhausting. Thank God for the System
1 brain! System 2, on the other hand, is very new in our history of evolution.
This is where most of our daily work happens, whether it is solving a tricky
analytical question, searching for an address in a locality or parking in a
tight space.
Since the
old brain is so well-trained, we most often rely on it to do most of our work,
even tasks that might require some of our thought process. Since we might have
faced a similar situation in the past, we consider it for a brief amount of time
and draw from our earlier experiences very quickly. This approach could help in
the performance of routine tasks, but most often than not, this method might
draw from our biases. Merriam-Webster defines bias as ‘an inclination of
temperament or outlook especially; a personal or sometimes unreason judgement’.
Wikipedia lists over 100 of these cognitive biases that affect our sound
judgement and actions. Different people look at things differently and might
have completely different ways of doing things. Our biases make it tricky to
make impartial decisions.
Motivations
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Perceived threat or reward response model developed by David Rock and adapted from Evian Gordon
This figure
shows how we react to a perceived threat or reward. Both of these circumstances
create chemicals in our body that either make us resist or engage with a
particular situation. A brain-based model – SCARF, developed by David Rock, can explain
the domains of social experience that might influence the threat and reward
perception. Status is about relative importance to others. Certainty
concerns being able to predict the future. Autonomy provides a sense of
control over events. Relatedness is a sense of safety with others, of
friend rather than foe. And Fairness is a perception of fair exchanges
between people.1 Labelling and understanding these driver help
us design interactions to minimize threat as well as activate a reward response
to motivate others more effectively as a leader.
The field
of Neuroleadership is a definitely at the intersection of neuroscience and
management and has much to offer by making behavior more predictable. While it
might be perceived as soft science, it is definitely based on some hard data
and defined metrics. Being a good leader need not be termed as a trait for only
the charismatic orator. In fact, with fields like neuroscience, leadership can
be learnt, practiced and imbibed through a leadership discovery process.
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FROM Copenhagen Students Blog: A survival guide to the MBA galaxy
ByOlafur
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A glimpse into the day of a typical Copenhagen MBA student: both the classroom and the packed calendar.
The first days of the Copenhagen MBA are intense, and you will spend a lot of energy taking it all in. How to survive this onslaught of new impressions, academic pressures and rigorous demands on your time? By managing your energy levels wisely.  I am now in my eighth week of the MBA and, to be honest, my energy levels fluctuate up, down, and sideways. Some days the energy levels are high and other very low. This is normal, and our people (meaning the administration) at CBS have experienced this phenomenon many times with previous MBA candidates.
I have never heard about any MBA candidate that didn’t survive this one-year program, so don’t worry; it will be an amazing journey.
One of the biggest challenges is how to organize your time and what tools to bring out to tackle this task. To that end, I am going to share with you how I organize my time and how I prioritize.
Here are the tools you need to bring with you to the Copenhagen MBA; what I like to call the 8Ks:
1.       Know yourself
2.       Know how you recover your energy physically and mentally
3.       Know how to listen to your body and soul
4.       Know your limits
5.       Know how to disconnect
6.       Know how to tell your brain positive stories
7.       Know how to work in teams
8.       Know how to be nice
If you already possess these tools in your toolbox, then you are more than ready for the MBA journey, sit back and enjoy the ride.
We all know that there are only 24 hours in one day, so how do we get the most out of these 24 hours?
Let’s explore a normal day at the MBA.
1.       Recommended sleep: 7-8 hours
2.       Travel time to and from CBS: 1 hour
3.       MBA classes: 7 hours
4.       Teamwork or group studies: 1 hour
5.       Reading preparation for class: 2 hours
The Copenhagen MBA will consume 10-11 hours of your day, so my advice to you is to use the remaining 5-6 hours well, and prioritize your time as best you can to add value and achieve quality of life.
Then there is always the weekend to catch up with friends and family and enjoy Copenhagen.
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Yes we can: How to manage corporations sustainably  [#permalink]

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FROM Copenhagen Students Blog: Yes we can: How to manage corporations sustainably
By [url=https://copenhagenmba.tumblr.com/ning]Ning[/url]
[img]https://66.media.tumblr.com/44b2fc6c1e510d9bf73fad1b2abd484f/1ed81469ef3a3c26-8c/s540x810/1180c38ed7bd269612f52b297cc8e362188190bf.jpg[/img]
The designations Managing Sustainable Corporations
(MSC) and [url=https://www.cbs.dk/en/executive-degrees/mba/the-copenhagen-full-time-mba/your-mba-experience/sustainability-in-business]CorporateSocial Responsibility (CSR)[/url]
seemed like foreign words to me before applying to the Copenhagen MBA, yet they
turned out to be very exciting fields to explore. Three months into my MBA
journey, new pieces of knowledge as well as new perspectives on CSR and
sustainability are now firmly planted into my mind, and are becoming a new way
of thinking. Here, I would like to share some of my new learnings.
With globalization happening, the concept of CSR
has been evolving. It has been critically examined and discussed in the
literature and it has been tested and challenged in the real world. Nowadays,
CSR is a field possessing a high degree of complexity, and simply doing
philanthropic activity is no longer enough. However, like the two sides of a
coin, CSR also provides opportunities for us. Throughout our readings,
discussions, case studies, and interactions with external experts, we MBA
students have gained a multitude of knowledge in this field. My learning was
greatly intensified by critical discussion where I could open myself to new
perspectives and share ideas. [b]I have learned that in the complex CSR field,
there is never a single answer. We need to develop critical thinking and
explore the opportunities for the evolving business we work for.[/b]
Stakes are high. The UN proposes to achieve seventeen
global goals for sustainable development by 2030, and companies have started
exploring the “Circular Economy”. Issues around those topics have existed for
many years. Now is the time to aim big and bold. However, in reality, things
are never as easy as on paper. Companies and societies are constantly
struggling with issues, such as how we can avoid a false sense of
sustainability by greenwashing, what the steps are to reach the sustainable
development goals, and how a company can be truly sustainable. Achieving those
goals will be a long journey but working together will get us far. [b]It is
everyone’s responsibility. [/b]Everyone needs to take individual responsibility
whether as a household member, an employee, or a global citizen. We all need to
work together to make our home sustainable.
In our MSC class, we learn from each other,
challenge each other, and listen to each other. It is a great way to understand
and learn about complex issues, because we are all different and complement
each other so we can achieve a 360 perspective to our thinking. In the real
world, CSR is complex, and companies should learn from each other by sharing
experiences, collaborating and building partnerships. Kalundborg Symbiosis is a
great example, showing how it is possible to collaborate among companies. By
maximizing the utilization of the present resources, these companies try to
reduce industrial waste, and further reduce negative environmental impact. We
know the system is not perfect, but we need to explore and learn from practice,
little by little. Novo Nordisk and the Red Cross started a partnership to
deliver insulin to the areas needing it the most. It is a complicated process,
and there is no prior example to learn from. However, both parties gain
tremendous experience through this process and this partnership. It is not an
easy journey to achieve CSR. [b]I believe that to succeed in CSR in the future,
companies, government and society have to work together supporting and
complementing each other.[/b]
CSR is certainly a complex field. As future
leaders, let us embrace the challenge and complexity of CSR, and let us lead
consciously on this long journey. Let us work together both as individuals and
organizations to achieve our goals and make our home sustainable.
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A Survival Guide to the MBA Galaxy  [#permalink]

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FROM Copenhagen Students Blog: A Survival Guide to the MBA Galaxy
By[url=https://copenhagenmba.tumblr.com/olafur] Olafur[/url]
[img]https://66.media.tumblr.com/149b9cee319b62dab61998f5c4b2546e/266a023ea3d4d962-a0/s540x810/aad453f30609c35bc4d6233b9a30f1798eeb9354.jpg[/img]
A glimpse into the day of a typical Copenhagen MBA student: both the classroom and the packed calendar.
The first days of the Copenhagen MBA are intense, and you will spend a lot of energy taking it all in. How to survive this onslaught of new impressions, academic pressures and rigorous demands on your time? [b]By managing your energy levels wisely.[/b]  I am now in my eighth week of the MBA and, to be honest, my energy levels fluctuate up, down, and sideways. Some days the energy levels are high and other very low. This is normal, and our people (meaning the administration) at CBS have experienced this phenomenon many times with previous MBA candidates.
I have never heard about any MBA candidate that didn’t survive this one-year program, so don’t worry; it will be an amazing journey.
One of the biggest challenges is how to organize your time and what tools to bring out to tackle this task. To that end, I am going to share with you how I organize my time and how I prioritize.
[b]Here are the tools you need to bring with you to the Copenhagen MBA; what I like to call the 8Ks:[/b]
[b]1.       Know yourself[/b]
[b]2.       Know how you recover your energy physically and mentally[/b]
[b]3.       Know how to listen to your body and soul[/b]
[b]4.       Know your limits[/b]
[b]5.       Know how to disconnect[/b]
[b]6.       Know how to tell your brain positive stories[/b]
[b]7.       Know how to work in teams[/b]
[b]8.       Know how to be nice[/b]
If you already possess these tools in your toolbox, then you are more than ready for the MBA journey, sit back and enjoy the ride.
We all know that there are only 24 hours in one day, so how do we get the most out of these 24 hours?
[b]Let’s explore a normal day at the MBA[/b].
[b]1.       Recommended sleep: 7-8 hours[/b]
[b]2.       Travel time to and from CBS: 1 hour[/b]
[b]3.       MBA classes: 7 hours[/b]
[b]4.       Teamwork or group studies: 1 hour[/b]
[b]5.       Reading preparation for class: 2 hours[/b]
The Copenhagen MBA will consume 10-11 hours of your day, so my advice to you is to use the remaining 5-6 hours well, and [b]prioritize your time as best you can to add value and achieve quality of life.[/b]
Then there is always the weekend to catch up with friends and family and enjoy Copenhagen.
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Yes We Can: How to Manage Corporations Sustainably  [#permalink]

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FROM Copenhagen Students Blog: Yes We Can: How to Manage Corporations Sustainably
By [url=https://copenhagenmba.tumblr.com/ning]Ning[/url]
[img]https://66.media.tumblr.com/44b2fc6c1e510d9bf73fad1b2abd484f/1ed81469ef3a3c26-8c/s540x810/1180c38ed7bd269612f52b297cc8e362188190bf.jpg[/img]
The designations Managing Sustainable Corporations
(MSC) and [url=https://www.cbs.dk/en/executive-degrees/mba/the-copenhagen-full-time-mba/your-mba-experience/sustainability-in-business]CorporateSocial Responsibility (CSR)[/url]
seemed like foreign words to me before applying to the Copenhagen MBA, yet they
turned out to be very exciting fields to explore. Three months into my MBA
journey, new pieces of knowledge as well as new perspectives on CSR and
sustainability are now firmly planted into my mind, and are becoming a new way
of thinking. Here, I would like to share some of my new learnings.
With globalization happening, the concept of CSR
has been evolving. It has been critically examined and discussed in the
literature and it has been tested and challenged in the real world. Nowadays,
CSR is a field possessing a high degree of complexity, and simply doing
philanthropic activity is no longer enough. However, like the two sides of a
coin, CSR also provides opportunities for us. Throughout our readings,
discussions, case studies, and interactions with external experts, we MBA
students have gained a multitude of knowledge in this field. My learning was
greatly intensified by critical discussion where I could open myself to new
perspectives and share ideas. [b]I have learned that in the complex CSR field,
there is never a single answer. We need to develop critical thinking and
explore the opportunities for the evolving business we work for.[/b]
Stakes are high. The UN proposes to achieve seventeen
global goals for sustainable development by 2030, and companies have started
exploring the “Circular Economy”. Issues around those topics have existed for
many years. Now is the time to aim big and bold. However, in reality, things
are never as easy as on paper. Companies and societies are constantly
struggling with issues, such as how we can avoid a false sense of
sustainability by greenwashing, what the steps are to reach the sustainable
development goals, and how a company can be truly sustainable. Achieving those
goals will be a long journey but working together will get us far. [b]It is
everyone’s responsibility. [/b]Everyone needs to take individual responsibility
whether as a household member, an employee, or a global citizen. We all need to
work together to make our home sustainable.
In our MSC class, we learn from each other,
challenge each other, and listen to each other. It is a great way to understand
and learn about complex issues, because we are all different and complement
each other so we can achieve a 360 perspective to our thinking. In the real
world, CSR is complex, and companies should learn from each other by sharing
experiences, collaborating and building partnerships. Kalundborg Symbiosis is a
great example, showing how it is possible to collaborate among companies. By
maximizing the utilization of the present resources, these companies try to
reduce industrial waste, and further reduce negative environmental impact. We
know the system is not perfect, but we need to explore and learn from practice,
little by little. Novo Nordisk and the Red Cross started a partnership to
deliver insulin to the areas needing it the most. It is a complicated process,
and there is no prior example to learn from. However, both parties gain
tremendous experience through this process and this partnership. It is not an
easy journey to achieve CSR. [b]I believe that to succeed in CSR in the future,
companies, government and society have to work together supporting and
complementing each other.[/b]
CSR is certainly a complex field. As future
leaders, let us embrace the challenge and complexity of CSR, and let us lead
consciously on this long journey. Let us work together both as individuals and
organizations to achieve our goals and make our home sustainable.
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FROM Copenhagen Students Blog: Why Learning Danish will Enrich your MBA Experience
By: Kevin
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In a city where English is nearly
universally spoken as a second language, it’s natural to question whether it’s
worth it to add Danish classes on top of an already packed MBA schedule. Throw
in the Danish language’s notoriously difficult pronunciation and it’s tempting
to conclude that steering clear of Danish is your best bet. However, as I wrap
up my third Danish class, I would argue that taking Danish classes is one of
the best possible uses of your time and can lead to a substantially more
fulfilling experience in Denmark.
For starters,
Danish classes are a great place to meet new people, build friendships, and
establish a network outside of the MBA program
. The class I’m currently taking
is full of other CBS students (pictured above) and, through them, I’ve learned
about events happening at CBS and other Masters programs offered by CBS,
leaving me feeling more connected to the university as a whole.
From a
professional perspective, studying Danish is a great way to convey to potential
employers that you are committed to staying in Denmark.
It shows that you are
working to integrate and are interested in learning more about the country,
which can help open doors for you professionally. It can also help you
literally open doors since – in Danish – ‘træk’ (pull) and ‘tryk’ (push) look
quite similar.
Finally and
perhaps most importantly, learning Danish alters the way that you can connect
with the world around you.
Whether it’s signs on the street, local news or
menus, being able to read Danish makes so much additional information available
to you that enriches your understanding of your surroundings in small but
meaningful ways. Even when conversing in English, your Danish studies can be a
great conversation starter when meeting Danes. In addition, I’ve found it to be
a fun personal challenge to speak Danish in day-to-day situations like ordering
at a café since, while it can be difficult, it’s very gratifying when you’re
successfully understood.
For these
reasons, I strongly, strongly encourage you to get out there and register for
Danish classes. You won’t regret it. 
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FROM Copenhagen Students Blog: A Midwinter Night’s Tale: Copenhagen and Hygge
By: [url=https://copenhagenmba.tumblr.com/ankit]Ankit[/url]
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Surviving winter in Copenhagen as
a first timer is no joke! And the task gets daunting if you are accustomed to a
warmer climate. Getting through a Danish winter means surviving more than four
months of  temperatures often sinking
below zero, endless weeks without sunshine, long nights with daylight lasting
for just eight hours, icy winds literally biting into your skin and rain or
snowfall as icing on the cake. In short, you need more than vitamin D
supplements to survive the long Danish winter.
Through my own experience in
Copenhagen,[b] I have found some truth in the famous Danish saying ’There is no
such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing’. [/b]It is important to wear warm
clothes in layers and keep a pair of gloves, cap and a rain jacket. With proper
clothing, you can venture out fearlessly to immerse yourself in the Danish culture
on Cultural Night, and visit museums and palaces. Around Christmas, city markets
light up and the air is infused with an aroma of cinnamon. Tivoli Gardens in
Copenhagen is a must visit around this time.
However, the weather is not
always benign. Cold, snowy days in January and February can be a good excuse to
spend some extra time in bed and cozy up with your family and friends by taking
inspiration from ‘hygge’, an age-old tradition which also makes Danes one of
the happiest people on earth. [b]Hygge encompasses everything from ‘the art of
creating intimacy’, ‘coziness of the soul’, to ‘taking pleasure in the presence
of soothing things’ and ‘cocoa by candlelight’.[/b] It is a state of mind
created with a warm and comfortable space for indoor relaxation, alone or with friends
and family. Candles, along-with food and drinks, are an important part of hygge
designed create a warm and cozy atmosphere. [b]For me, hygge is about enjoyment and
finding comfort in the simple things in life in the company of family, friends
or even pets.[/b] One could always invite friends over for lunch or dinner and
prepare a meal together while sipping hot tea, mulled wine or gløgg.
[b]So
rather than perceiving the long winter in Copenhagen as a challenge that we
have to survive, we can warm ourselves up with hygge, food, drinks, and
festivals, to thrive in the cold and dark Danish winter.[/b]
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FROM Copenhagen Students Blog: Looking Beyond the MBA Horizon: Post-MBA Career Plan
By: Santiago
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Sometimes, during our busy lives, we don´t
have time to consider where we are going, and we can only focus on the next
step forward. Taking a year off and dedicating it to an MBA is not only a good
way to acquire knowledge and meet new people, it is also a fantastic
opportunity to take a step back and look at our careers from the outside.

Understanding ourselves and defining our
professional and personal goals can be a very challenging task, and it requires
both patience and work. These are the three main elements that are helping me as
I go through this process.

  • Meetingnew colleaguesMost of us, especially nowadays where jobs are becoming increasingly
    specialized, spend time surrounded by people who are similar to us, people who
    share the same interests and concerns. And although this can have many
    advantages, it can also end up narrowing our perspectives. During the
    Copenhagen MBA (link ‘Copenhagen MBA to cbs.dk/ftmba) I have met and made
    friends with people from very different cultural as well as professional backgroundsand
    I am discovering new areas of interest that I had never considered before.
  • Having
    an open mind
    : This is also something that improves during the MBA. When I
    started the program, I had been working in my own company for several years, so
    it was quite challenging to be in a learning environment again. Soon, I
    discovered the importance of being receptive and open to advise, and this has
    allowed me to question some of the parameters that I thought were “set in
    stone” when thinking about my future goals.
  • Career
    mentors
    : As I mentioned before, figuring out our professional and personal
    goals is not something that comes just from reflection, but it also requires
    some proactive work. During our busy year, the career mentors are trying to help
    us through this process by giving us guidance and insights about the Danish job
    market. My case is a bit special because I already have my own business and am
    not looking for a job, so we have steered the discussion towards defining the
    future of my company and finding out what steps and resources are required to
    reach my goals.
I am only half way through the Copenhagen
MBA and there are still many steps to take and things to figure out, but I
already have a multitude of new ideas for the future.
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FROM Copenhagen Students Blog: A Crucial Coffee Meeting
By: Kevin
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Kevin’s coffee meeting with an Admissions Manager played
a key role in his decision to apply to the Copenhagen MBA .

After developing a general understanding of the Copenhagen MBA through
the information available on CBS’swebsite, I still had some lingering
questions about my specific situation and interests.
Among others, the
questions on my mind included:
  • Is now the right time in my career to pursue an MBA?
  • Will I be able to take Danish language classes alongside the MBA program?
  • How successful have past students been in securing employment in Denmark after graduation, especially students with similar backgrounds to mine?
Fortunately, Fatima Dhaif, Admissions Manager for the Copenhagen
MBA, reached outto let me know that she was in town and available to meetfor coffeeand discuss my professional objectives. This turned out to be a
fantastic opportunity to have an open and honest conversation about my aspirations

and I left increasingly confident that the Copenhagen MBA was a great fit for
my background and career objectives. Fatima also connected me with an MBA
alumnus and let me know about the opportunity to sit in on a class during an
upcoming trip to Copenhagen.
This experience provided personalized input, connected me to
additional resources, and put a face to the program.
Looking back, it was an
invaluable meeting that played a pivotal role in my decision to pursue an MBA
at CBS. As you consider your options for MBA programs, be sure to reachout to the admissions team to find
out when they’ll be in your city or available for a phone conversation.

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FROM Copenhagen Students Blog: Money Matters: 2020 Venture Capital Investment Competition
by Alistair, guest blogger and part of the winning VCIC team
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“Pushing the boundaries of our own capacity and expanding them was what we all choose the Copenhagen MBA for”. Alistair, fourth from the left, was part of the winning VCIC team.
Venture capital is a famously intense world, and the venture capital investment competition (VCIC) that ran last week at CBS is no different. Three start-ups, six teams of MBA students and ten venture capital judges spent Saturday in due diligence meetings, preparing term sheets, defending investment choices and negotiating with investment targets as the culmination of a venture capital simulation that began several days earlier.
Late nights, early starts, a lot of coffee and even more learning, was what the process was about – for those with prior venture capital experience as well as those without. All team members brought their unique knowledge and skill-sets in order to drill down into the investment opportunities, present the choices to judges and persuade the companies that this was a deal they couldn’t pass up on. Everyone was challenged, everyone made mistakes, and everyone was corrected and improved as a result. I may still not know, for example, all the intricacies of term sheet preparation, but VCIC pushed me to figure it out, and I now certainly know much, much more than I did. These new learnings are important and satisfying, of course, but the experience of working on them under pressure as part of a team was what made the VCIC ride fun.
An understanding of the venture capital process from the inside will be invaluable to the numerous MBA students who choose to follow a start-up route in coming years. For those that don’t, the issues that were addressed are still extremely relevant for a general business education, and the pressure of working to tight deadlines is something we will all have to deal with again.
These kinds of intense learning experiences are a large part of what an MBA is about, for me – you push the boundaries of your own capacity, and the boundaries expand. That’s what we all chose the CBS MBA for, and VCIC is a great bitesize example of the process, the pressure, and the payoff.
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FROM Copenhagen Students Blog: Me and My LDP Mentors
By: [url=https://copenhagenmba.tumblr.com/olafur]Olafur[/url]
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The[b] [url=https://www.cbs.dk/en/executive-degrees/mba/the-copenhagen-full-time-mba/your-mba-experience/leadership-discovery-process]Leadership Discovery Process (LDP)[/url][/b] is an amazing journey that runs throughout
the [b][url=https://copenhagenmba.cbs.dk/]Copenhagen MBA[/url].[/b] The LDP will take you completely out of your
comfort zone in so many different ways.

As part of the LDP, you will be assigned to a
group of four to five classmates and matched with two mentors. The mentors are [b][url=https://mba-alumni.dk/]CBSMBA alumni[/url] [/b]that
voluntarily supply us with information and support throughout the LDP. We meet
every six weeks over the course of the program.
My
mentors’ names are Thomas and Cristina,
and both are wonderful warm professionals.[b] The first thing on the agenda in our
first meeting was to establish trust between us all and create a safe space to
talk and communicate our views as we move forward in our MBA journey. [/b]
I
must say that both Cristina and Thomas are very skilled in leadership as they
were able to create trust and psychological safety within the group already in
the very first meeting, and I imagine that the Copenhagen MBA played a big part
in bringing out their innate leadership skills.
Every
meeting is different. [b]My mentors are very much on top of what we are
experiencing in our MBA journey, and they always seem to know when we require a
talk about something other than the MBA. [/b]For example, before the Christmas exam
period, they took us to a traditional Danish restaurant where we had some
Danish Christmas food and warm Christmas
glogg/wine. We have also enjoyed dinner together at our group members’ homes,
where we had some interesting conversations about everything from raising children
to corporate finance.
[b]I
learn something new and useful every time we come together.[/b] And it doesn’t
matter how tired or stressed I am when we meet because afterwards I feel
energized and ready to take on the next challenge.
A
one year MBA can, at times, be very stressful with its fast pace and its constant
need for soaking up learning. [b]The methodology of the LDP mentors in the program
is well-executed, and I know from this experience that the mentors add value to
the Copenhagen MBA experience.[/b]
[b]Thank
you, Cristina and Thomas. [/b]
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FROM Copenhagen Students Blog: Time for an MBA: Juggling Business School with Life, Motherhood, and Everything in Between
By Sabina
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As both a Copenhagen MBA student and a mother of two, Sabina has a lot on her plate, but she has some tips and tricks for getting everything done.
Juggling the Copenhagen MBA with general
life commitments is quite a challenging task. The program is intense, there are
a lot of reading assignments, deadlines to meet, exams and final papers to
deliver, peer commitments, group working sessions, discussions and paper
hand-ins. Meanwhile, at home I have a 2-year-old and a 10-year-old-schoolgirl
who both need as much attention as the MBA program, and somewhere in between I
need to allocate time for myself in order to stay focused and sharp and replenish
my energy levels so I can cope with everything.

So, what’s my recipe for how to handle it all? I try not to
think about how difficult it is and I try not to feel sorry of myself and,
instead, I just focus on doing whatever needs to be done. In fact, the less
time you have, the more productive and efficient you become, since you cherish
every minute of your time and your resources. Here are few insights that detail
how I manage this journey:

1. Delegate and share. Get domestic help or help with children
if you can. Without help, it would have been much harder, maybe even impossible
to cope with all the tasks as I am in Copenhagen without my partner. Also: Don’t
be shy to ask for help with your studies. I have a wonderful class and my peers
are just amazing! They are all very helpful and we share ideas, discuss
concepts, study and prepare for exams together. We talk about challenges we encounter,
we encourage and coach each other. Remember that you are not doing the
Copenhagen MBA alone, and we all go through the same experiences. It helps a lot to
talk about it.
2. Time management. Use your spare time smartly. For example,
when I take my daughter to afterschool sports, I’m reading course materials
while I wait for her, or sometimes network with other parents (yep, chatting
with parents is networking ?). Team up with parents to use your time more effectively;
maybe somebody can take your child to sports with theirs. In my case, I have a wonderful
neighbor who takes my daughter together with hers to sports while I’m at CBS.
Change your habits and be disciplined. For example, it was really challenging
for me to be on time for class in the morning, because I needed to take my child
to kindergarten on the way to school. So, I’ve made a small change in my
perception – instead of thinking that I need to be in class at 9.00 am, now I
need to leave the house no later than 8.00 am. That helped!
3. Remember yourself and your own needs. Always allocate time
for yourself and do sports. You might even skip doing some readings and ask
your peers to give you a summary of the book chapter later, favouring keeping
yourself healthy emotionally and physically instead. I try to go to the gym
regularly, do running, and swim. Sport helps to keep my spirits up and fills me
with energy. And, as they say, happy mom – happy children, not vice versa. ? Doing sports
helped me a lot.
4. Set a routine. Our brain loves routine and it saves energy.
Wake up early, go to sleep early. Exclude or drastically minimize time killers
(Facebook, Instagram, chats, surfing the Internet…). Stay focused. The MBA is
just for one year and time flies!
5. Don’t be too hard on yourself and stop telling yourself that
you are bad mother.
There is no such thing as a bad mother. I use a principle
of quality, rather than quantity. I can’t spend a lot of time with my children,
but when I do, I focus only on them. We have a ritual of play for an hour
before going to sleep, building Lego towers, reading books, singing songs. That
helps me to think about something else than my studies and lets me enjoy being with
my kids.
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FROM Copenhagen Students Blog: Putting the MBA to work in the Advisory Board
by [url=https://copenhagenmba.tumblr.com/kevin]Kevin[/url]
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Kevin and his teammates were paired with an agricultural startup in the Advisory Board, which proved to be both a challenge and a great learning opportunity.
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. With the [url=https://copenhagenmba.cbs.dk/]university temporarily closed due to the Corona virus[/url], we’ve transitioned to online instruction and meetings. It certainly comes with its own set of challenges, but [url=https://copenhagenmba.tumblr.com/post/188124427979/my-whole-life-has-changed-dramatically]our class[/url] has approached it with a positive attitude and a desire to make it work. From meeting classmates’ children over Zoom to getting a sense of their personal aesthetic through glimpses of their home décor, it has been an interesting way to get to know everyone better.
This past fall, [url=https://www.cbs.dk/en/executive-degrees/mba/the-copenhagen-full-time-mba/your-mba-experience]armed with knowledge gained from classes ranging from economics to human resources management[/url], I was itching to apply what I had learned to real business challenges. Fortunately, [url=https://www.cbs.dk/en/executive-degrees/mba/the-copenhagen-full-time-mba/your-mba-experience/the-advisory-board]the Advisory Board (A-Board)[/url] was just around the corner with exactly that opportunity. When I visited [url=https://copenhagenmba.cbs.dk/#video]Copenhagen Business School[/url] a few years prior, I sat in on an A-Board team meeting as they prepared to advise a firm launching a refrigerated coffee drink. This small peek inside of the A-Board process left me excited for my chance to experience it and exceptionally curious to find out with which firm I would be paired.
At long last, it was revealed that my team would work with a company that produces an organic soil enhancer. My teammates and I lacked any agricultural background, which was both a challenge and a great learning opportunity. In our first meeting with the entrepreneur, we were surprised to learn that he too was brand new to the agricultural sector, meaning we were all learning on the fly together. His passion for the product was contagious and, through exhaustive research and by applying our diverse professional and academic backgrounds, we were able to develop an understanding of how the industry operates and advise the firm on its growth strategy. Our recommendations revolved around which markets they should expand into after Denmark, how they should structure their distribution network, and how they should design the new roles in their growing organization.
The most valuable outcomes from this experience include how A-Board:
[list][*]Brought me much closer to my fellow team members;[/*][*]Allowed me to apply what I’ve learned through the Copenhagen MBA curriculum to real-world business challenges;[/*][*]Introduced me to the start-up scene in Denmark;[/*][*]Helped me better appreciate the role and importance of corporate boards;[/*][*]Gave me the opportunity to deep dive into a completely unfamiliar industry;[/*][*]Most memorably, allowed our class to ring the closing bell on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange.[/*][/list]
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