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International Shipping and Trade (BSc)

Bachelor of International Shipping and Trade, 180 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Hotel, tourism, leisure, transport and logistics

Institution Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Campus Frederiksberg Campus
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4750 EUR


The BSc Shipping provides you with an understanding of the context and strategies of the global shipping industry, and prepares you for efficiently planning and managing shipping operations.

The BSc Shipping is different from all the other programmes at CBS in that it focuses directly on just one industry. Rather than a general understanding of business conditions and business economics, you will develop a specific understanding of how shipping companies operate, how they develop strategies and business networks and how to plan and manage in an industry that operates in a global context, which is constantly changing.

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Career Opportunities

BSc Shipping is a highly specialised programme that focuses on just one industry, international shipping. However, the focus on that one industry covers many different areas. The economic conditions and changes that shipping companies have to understand and adapt to.

Topics range from understanding the very practical and hands-on operative decisions shipping companies have to make each day to the strategic long term development of services, finances and industry cooperation. Indeed it is characteristic of the shipping industry that day-to-day operations and overall business strategy are very closely linked. Those in charge of running operations constantly have to adapt to the changes in overall strategy made at the higher company levels – and those who make the overall strategic and financial decisions constantly have to draw on the input they get from the operational side of the business where challenges and needs for new services are often spotted first.

About the degree

The BSc in International Business is a three-year bachelor programme. The academic year runs from September through June and is divided into 4 quarters. Each quarter is 8 weeks and ends with examinations. Examinations take place 4 times a year in October, December/January, April and May/June, respectively.The programme consists of a number of obligatory courses, some elective courses, internship and exchange; and it ends with a Bachelor project.

Student life
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To be qualified for admission to this Bachelor programme at CBS you must have succesfully completed an upper secondary education and fulfill the specific entry requirements of the programme.  

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Apply through the national electronic admission system, with all relevant documentation.
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There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at  

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

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