MBA in Scandinavian Countries


saMBA
Hi,

I heard education is free of cost for international students in Scandinavian Countries.Is it true?How one should apply for it?

thanks,
saMBA
Hi,

I heard education is free of cost for international students in Scandinavian Countries.Is it true?How one should apply for it?

thanks,
saMBA
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LP
It is not true for MBA programs and (I think) graduate programs in general. Tuitions are as expensive as in other countries. However, it is true that bachelor degrees are usually free in public universities, but this is only for citizens of EEA countries (EU + Norway + Iceland + Liechtenstein).
It is not true for MBA programs and (I think) graduate programs in general. Tuitions are as expensive as in other countries. However, it is true that bachelor degrees are usually free in public universities, but this is only for citizens of EEA countries (EU + Norway + Iceland + Liechtenstein).
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saMBA
hey thanks for your reply.I am planning to do an MBA from a good university (top 100) which offers various scholarships for MBA. I cannot afford to take a lumpsome amount as loan to fund my MBA education.So i am looking for a MBA which is less expensive and good value for money.Can you help me to find some schools??
hey thanks for your reply.I am planning to do an MBA from a good university (top 100) which offers various scholarships for MBA. I cannot afford to take a lumpsome amount as loan to fund my MBA education.So i am looking for a MBA which is less expensive and good value for money.Can you help me to find some schools??
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a_mukerjee
Hi there,
Is your research limited to Scandinavia or if you are interested in European programs in general?
It's true that higher education can be quite cheap in some European countries, compared to international standards. Nevertheless, as well in Europe MBAs are more expensive than regular University courses, due the fact that they are conceived for young professionals, and more seen as an investment which will pay off later (in terms of salary increase f. instance).

But still, you will find some good MBAs in Europe which are a good bargain, generally because they are offered by public Universities, you are right. There has been some discussion going on about the subject on this board, check it out (if you don't find, let me know, I'll look it up for you).

This concerns more countries like Spain, Germany, maybe Belgium. Good Scandinavian MBAs should be quite costly though, and living costs are generally a lot higher than elsewhere.

I advise you to look for sholarship possibilities. What is your country of origin? For Dutch and Scandinavian MBAs you can find scholarships specially targetting students from "poorer" countries. You should be an overaverage student in this case...
Hi there,
Is your research limited to Scandinavia or if you are interested in European programs in general?
It's true that higher education can be quite cheap in some European countries, compared to international standards. Nevertheless, as well in Europe MBAs are more expensive than regular University courses, due the fact that they are conceived for young professionals, and more seen as an investment which will pay off later (in terms of salary increase f. instance).

But still, you will find some good MBAs in Europe which are a good bargain, generally because they are offered by public Universities, you are right. There has been some discussion going on about the subject on this board, check it out (if you don't find, let me know, I'll look it up for you).

This concerns more countries like Spain, Germany, maybe Belgium. Good Scandinavian MBAs should be quite costly though, and living costs are generally a lot higher than elsewhere.

I advise you to look for sholarship possibilities. What is your country of origin? For Dutch and Scandinavian MBAs you can find scholarships specially targetting students from "poorer" countries. You should be an overaverage student in this case...
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saMBA
hey thanks for your reply..i am from india.I am looking for an MBA which is a good bargain for money and where in one can support oneself during the period of study.I heard higher education is free in Scandinavian countries so popped up this question.Could you provide me with the link the one which you were talking about?? thanks in advance
hey thanks for your reply..i am from india.I am looking for an MBA which is a good bargain for money and where in one can support oneself during the period of study.I heard higher education is free in Scandinavian countries so popped up this question.Could you provide me with the link the one which you were talking about?? thanks in advance
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a_mukerjee
Hi there,

Here is the link for SSE, which is the top school to do your MBA in Sweden. It's about the type of scholarships I was referring to:
http://ssemba.sse.edu/text.asp?pageID=47

There was a discussion on this board about Scandinavian MBAs and costs:
http://www.find-mba.com/board/2804/last/#last
Maybe you'll find some more useful information!
Hi there,

Here is the link for SSE, which is the top school to do your MBA in Sweden. It's about the type of scholarships I was referring to:
http://ssemba.sse.edu/text.asp?pageID=47

There was a discussion on this board about Scandinavian MBAs and costs:
http://www.find-mba.com/board/2804/last/#last
Maybe you'll find some more useful information!
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saMBA
hey a_mukerjee thanks a ton for your help.Are you a MBA student?
hey a_mukerjee thanks a ton for your help.Are you a MBA student?
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ebtea
Did you consider BI Norwegian School of Management in your choices? I read that it has become the first school in Norway to receive the EQUIS international accreditation.
Did you consider BI Norwegian School of Management in your choices? I read that it has become the first school in Norway to receive the EQUIS international accreditation.
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m_t_b
I want to pursue my MBA from the Scandinavian countries ( Norway in particular). I went through some of the universities there but couldn't figure out if they offer the course of MBA with specializations. Do they have a different nomenclature system? Like, in India we have PGDM and MBA. Please someone help me with this.
What are the other options available to me?
What is the procedure for applying to these colleges?
What is the procedure to obtain citizenship in these countries?
Awaiting reply.
I want to pursue my MBA from the Scandinavian countries ( Norway in particular). I went through some of the universities there but couldn't figure out if they offer the course of MBA with specializations. Do they have a different nomenclature system? Like, in India we have PGDM and MBA. Please someone help me with this.
What are the other options available to me?
What is the procedure for applying to these colleges?
What is the procedure to obtain citizenship in these countries?
Awaiting reply.
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Duncan
In most of Europe the MBA is a degree in general management, either one year full time or two years part-time. There are no full-time MBAs in Norway or Sweden. Copenhagen Business School is the only serious full-time MBA in the region.
In most of Europe the MBA is a degree in general management, either one year full time or two years part-time. There are no full-time MBAs in Norway or Sweden. Copenhagen Business School is the only serious full-time MBA in the region.
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m_t_b
Thank you for the information. Please suggest any other university that offers full-time MBA at affordable prices.
Thank you for the information. Please suggest any other university that offers full-time MBA at affordable prices.
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Duncan
Use mastersportal.eu to search by tuition fee. You can filter by using MBA as a degree. However there are no free degrees with international accreditation.
Use mastersportal.eu to search by tuition fee. You can filter by using MBA as a degree. However there are no free degrees with international accreditation.
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m_t_b
Thank you again for your help.
Are there any job opportunities available in other countries to Indian students who have completed their Bachelors in Business Management ?
Thank you again for your help.
Are there any job opportunities available in other countries to Indian students who have completed their Bachelors in Business Management ?
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Duncan
Yes, there are millions of Indians working abroad, and naturally business graduates are over-represented in that group. However, I don't think this is the best website to get detailed answers to that question. This site is about finding MBAs.
Yes, there are millions of Indians working abroad, and naturally business graduates are over-represented in that group. However, I don't think this is the best website to get detailed answers to that question. This site is about finding MBAs.
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m_t_b
Could someone please tell me about the authenticity, fee structure and career avenues at the University of Liverpool situated at Liverpool as well as Norway?
Could someone please tell me about the authenticity, fee structure and career avenues at the University of Liverpool situated at Liverpool as well as Norway?
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Duncan
What do you want to know? The University of Liverpool is an authentic university in Liverpool, and which also has a big online business. Its fees are, I am sure, available online. It has 108 alumni in Norway, and I guess one or two of those might be MBAs. I don't think it does any face-to-face teaching in Norway.
What do you want to know? The University of Liverpool is an authentic university in Liverpool, and which also has a big online business. Its fees are, I am sure, available online. It has 108 alumni in Norway, and I guess one or two of those might be MBAs. I don't think it does any face-to-face teaching in Norway.
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I am the Admissions Manager for the Full-time MBA at Copenhagen Business School. At the moment we are the only Full-time MBA program in the Scandinavian countries. As is the Scandinavian way, the program is limited in size to 50 students to make it very personal. CBS is the largest business school Europe and will hopefully be triple accredited before the end of the year:

www.cbs.dk/ftmba

If you have any questions please let me know.
I am the Admissions Manager for the Full-time MBA at Copenhagen Business School. At the moment we are the only Full-time MBA program in the Scandinavian countries. As is the Scandinavian way, the program is limited in size to 50 students to make it very personal. CBS is the largest business school Europe and will hopefully be triple accredited before the end of the year:

www.cbs.dk/ftmba

If you have any questions please let me know.
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Duncan
The Open University Business School is the largest business school in Europe. It has 30,000 students, including 5000 people in its MBA programme.

The Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien has 22,000 students, and has a similar breadth of courses to CBS. Like CBS, it is a free standing university which was founded as a school of commerce (Hochschule für Welthandel in German, Handelshøjskolen in Danish).

CBS has 17,000 students. Wikipedia calls it "one of the three largest business schools in Northern Europe".
The Open University Business School is the largest business school in Europe. It has 30,000 students, including 5000 people in its MBA programme.

The Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien has 22,000 students, and has a similar breadth of courses to CBS. Like CBS, it is a free standing university which was founded as a school of commerce (Hochschule für Welthandel in German, Handelshøjskolen in Danish).

CBS has 17,000 students. Wikipedia calls it "one of the three largest business schools in Northern Europe".
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I am the Admissions Manager for the Full-time MBA at Copenhagen Business School. At the moment we are the only Full-time MBA program in the Scandinavian countries. As is the Scandinavian way, the program is limited in size to 50 students to make it very personal. CBS is the largest business school Europe and will hopefully be triple accredited before the end of the year:

www.cbs.dk/ftmba

If you have any questions please let me know.

Hi Lee,

Just curious - do your American students generally stay in Copenhagen to work after they graduate? And relatedly, I know it is an English-language program, but do you recommend that international students have any previous knowledge of Danish?
<blockquote>I am the Admissions Manager for the Full-time MBA at Copenhagen Business School. At the moment we are the only Full-time MBA program in the Scandinavian countries. As is the Scandinavian way, the program is limited in size to 50 students to make it very personal. CBS is the largest business school Europe and will hopefully be triple accredited before the end of the year:

www.cbs.dk/ftmba

If you have any questions please let me know.</blockquote>
Hi Lee,

Just curious - do your American students generally stay in Copenhagen to work after they graduate? And relatedly, I know it is an English-language program, but do you recommend that international students have any previous knowledge of Danish?
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Hi Richard. Each year around 50% of our students stay in Copenhagen to work. This is about the same for our American students. It has one of the world's strongest economies, English is the business language for a large number of companies and Denmark has Europe's best post-MBA visa system for non-EU citizens at the moment.
Danes, like most Scandiavians generally speak perfect English and enjoy doing so. It is therefore very easy to adapt socially and in the work-place, although learning Danish can of course only help you to adapt. I am British and from first-hand experience can assure you of this.
Hi Richard. Each year around 50% of our students stay in Copenhagen to work. This is about the same for our American students. It has one of the world's strongest economies, English is the business language for a large number of companies and Denmark has Europe's best post-MBA visa system for non-EU citizens at the moment.
Danes, like most Scandiavians generally speak perfect English and enjoy doing so. It is therefore very easy to adapt socially and in the work-place, although learning Danish can of course only help you to adapt. I am British and from first-hand experience can assure you of this.
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