A deeper understanding
“People within the arts industries are, generally speaking, quite bad when it comes to business sense and numbers. They aren’t very good at putting a price on their products or services and calculating their own value. I thought that studying at CBS would be a good opportunity to improve this – particularly as no one else is!
“I also wanted to develop my skills as a Director. I feel that I already have the soft skills around leadership through past experience and now I’d like to develop business management skills.
“I wanted a course that was internationally acknowledged and taught both an international and sustainable perspective. So I did some old-school research and the Executive MBA at CBS was the best choice. Ironically, I live in Copenhagen so had the best business school for me in my backyard. The convenience wasn’t a major factor in my decision, but it certainly wasn’t a negative.
“I started earlier this year  in May and it is going really well – better than expected, in fact. I really feel that I am learning a lot and having a lot of fun. I’m enjoying learning about the dynamics at play behind a business and understanding a lot more of the commercial intricacies. It is so far away from where I normally work and the skills I’m picking up are invaluable.”
Taking business leadership into the art world
“I can certainly see that the Executive MBA is going to make a positive difference for me. I moved into management roles at an early age and now hold board positions at KulturERhverv and Copenhagen Photo Festival. I didn’t have special training or inherent abilities, so I felt the need to develop my directorship skills.
“I have now gained a more holistic approach to business challenges. By understanding the dynamics between revenue, expenses and margins, I’m now more aware of the impact of my decisions from a management viewpoint. From a personal perspective, business partners often show an acknowledgement, recognition and respect for the hard work that goes into completing an Executive MBA at CBS. I didn’t start this course to impress anyone else, but I can already see there will be positive side-effects that I didn’t necessarily foresee.
“Ultimately, I believe that responsibility is not something you are given, it is something you take. I am doing an Executive MBA because I want to take responsibility for making a difference. Making money is not the goal but understanding how to make money to create a better world is. The Executive MBA at CBS will help me hone these skills so that I can make a greater impact.”