Copenhagen Business School


Copenhagen Business School (CBS) was established in 1917. Today, with 20,000 students and 1,500 employees, CBS is one of the largest business schools in Europe and one of the eight Danish universities. Since 2000, CBS has been accredited by EQUIS, by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and has thus acquired The Triple Crown’, an acknowledgement only shared by around 50 business schools worldwide. In the ranking of the world’s 1,000 best business schools by Eduniversal, which is part of the French consultancy SMBG, CBS is at position 3 after Harvard Business School and London Business School. Also other renowned rankings classify CBS as one of the most prestigious business schools worldwide. With the distinctiveness of its diversity, CBS aims to offer strong research and education programmes in classical management disciplines (including finance and economics, accounting and operations management, marketing, strategic management and organisation) and in disciplines that place business in a wider social, political and cultural context. CBS has a particular responsibility to bring knowledge and new ideas to companies and business organisations, to the next generation of business leaders, and to society as a whole.

CBS has the full administrative capacity to handle externally funded projects and a long experience as both partner and coordinator of projects. The Pre-Award Office, which supports fundraising and grant writing, is placed under the Dean of Research and comprises seven full time staff members. The Post-Award Office, with responsibility for the financial management of projects, is placed in the Central Unit for Project Administration. CUEU has more than 20 years of experience administering EU projects. CBS is presently involved in more than 50 EU projects as either partner or coordinator this includes 6 PEOPLE projects and 3 ERC Starting Grant. The Department of IT Management (ITM) conducts research within the following areas relating to IT and Information Systems: Design, Implementation, Use and exploitation, Information Management. The department’s research concentrates around research themes that are topical, popular, inter-disciplinary and dynamic in nature. Currently ITM focuses on IT strategy, social media, participation, open big data, the cashless society, and the internet of things. The department of information technology management is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, with 40+full time researchers, in the area of Information System research. The Department also includes a variety of other disciplines, such as e-government, Human-Computer Interaction, computer science, and design science.

Expertise & People

The department’s Master on Information Systems was ranked Ranked N°1 in Information Systems Management Masters in Western Europe by Eduniversals Best Masters and MBAs Ranking 2014/15. This evidences the high quality of the education and the dedication to a constant process of improving the offering together with students and expert advisors from industry.

The faculty of this program has rich knowledge about topics such as E-Business, Digital Organizations, Enterprise Architecture and IT Management with a close link to leading practitioners (EA Directors, CIOs) in the area.

The organization is having a high reputation in offering relevant teaching on all levels, starting from Bachelors to Executive MBA education. One current focus is online learning, where CBS offered MOOCS that were attended by many thousand online learners. Additional offerings are currently enriched by online media.

MatthiasTrierMatthias Trier (male, 1975) is an Associate Professor at the Department of IT Management (ITM) at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. He currently studies phenomena related to the digitization of organizations, with a particular focus on electronic interaction and information practices in organizations. His research is based on a mixed methods approach that blends quantitative, qualitative and network analytical methods. Example topics include digital collaboration and innovation processes, the implementation/appropriation of new media, online participation, management of the digital organization, information transfer, dissemination processes or bottom-up community emergence as a part of knowledge management initiatives. One special methodological focus is on developing an event-driven method for dynamic network analysis (see the corresponding software It enables research into emerging structures and dynamic processes of networking. The approach was previously also applied to study business process networks.

A second field is systems analysis, where Matthias Trier has more than a decade of experience in consulting and analyzing business processes of companies using business process modelling tools. He coordinated a German textbook on systems analysis as a process-oriented view on modern enterprises. He is teaching subjects such as process analysis or enterprise architecture at CBS and other institutions. He is continuously interested in exploring and expanding the boundaries of the process perspective and published papers on the special requirements of knowledge-intensive business processes.

Matthias Trier was previously working for the Virtual Global University, which offered a Master in Business Informatics that was completely offered online to a global audience. This resulted in a rich experience with setting up the educational offering and with developing online contents and was rewarded with a Multimedia Award in 2004. In his role as a program coordinator, Matthias Trier is involved in the processes of setting up, budgeting, developing, marketing and managing complex and international education offerings.