International activities

Knord Business College is situated north of Copenhagen, in northern Zealand, with departments in Lyngby, Hillerød and Frederikssund. We are an educational institution and hold both vocational education (EUX and EUD Business), commercial college (HHX) and high school (STX).

We employ approximately 325 people. About 3000 students, mainly aging from 16-21, attend the different study programs in Frederikssund, Hillerød and Lyngby.

At Knord we acknowledge the talents of the individual. We believe in professional competencies, personal relations and room for differences. We strive to create job satisfaction and a breeding ground for everyone to become more of what they already are.

Internation Study Program - Global Marketing

In the international Study Programme (Global Marketing) three of the main courses are taught in English, i.e. ‘Marketing’, ‘International Economics’ and ‘Understanding Cultures’. At graduation, the students receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

 

The program also includes three study trips abroad:

  • 1. Year: Brussels – Focus on the European Union, politics and international relations
  • 2. Year: Edinburgh – A two week language course in Edinburgh
  • 3. Year: Seattle – A one month stay at University of Washington in Seattle. The students live with local families as part of a home stay

 The program includes guest lecturers from ministries and international companies.

International Study Program - Global

In the Global International Study Program focus is on ‘International Economics’, ‘International Trade’ and ‘Understanding Cultures’.

 

The program includes three study trips abroad:

  • 1. Year: Brussels – Focus on the European Union, politics and international relations
  • 2. Year: Edinburgh – A two week language course in Edinburgh
  • 3. Year: Shanghai – A 10 day stay in China

The Master Program

Our talent program is tailored to accommodate the needs of the top students at Copenhagen North Business College. We focus on providing the students with experiences from Danish and international companies situated in Denmark. The students are engaged in solving real life cases for the involved companies. Furthermore, the students also go abroad for one study trip during Master Class.

 

Master Class also has cooperation with universities inside and outside of Denmark, e.g. Copenhagen Business School, The University of Copenhagen, Hamburg Business School among others.

 

The students who are involved in the talent programme all receive a diploma when they graduate. The diploma includes a list of their achievements and related projects.

Study trips

All classes at Knord go abroad during their three years at the school. Destinations vary on the individual study programs, e.g. Shanghai, New York, Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, Seattle, Dublin, and Rome among others. 

The PUI-Program

PIU is short for the Danish ‘work placements abroad’. After graduation from the commercial upper secondary school, you have the possibility of applying for a work placement abroad. Work placements with funding from the PIU-program can take place in all countries. The placements are between 12 and 24 months. The trainees going abroad can do it in two ways: either they sign a training contract with a foreign company for a part of or for the entire duration of their company-based training.

 

Initial vocational education and training in Denmark is largely structured as a so-called dual system (the apprenticeship model), where the trainees spend their time partly in vocational schools, partly in companies. The school periods come in blocks at strategic intervals, one school period as a minimum during the first 12 months.

 

The company and the trainee sign a training contract, and during the course, the trainees are paid wages. Moreover, funds are available through the Employers' Reimbursement System (AUB) to help finance the stay abroad.

 

A work placement abroad gives you qualifications that are invaluable assets in today's economic and industrial climate: communicative skills in foreign languages, intimate knowledge of foreign markets, valuable contacts and in many instances new technological insights. Add to this the personal development of a young person away from home for a long period: increased independence, self-reliance, tolerance of others with a different background, problem-solving skills, initiative, ability to assume responsibility etc.

ERASMUS+ Program

The ERASMUS+ program gives you the opportunity to gain work experience abroad. As a student at Knord, you will have the opportunity to spend 3 weeks in England (during your 3rd year) with an EU grant as a contribution to your costs for travel and subsistence during the period abroad. But not all expenses are covered by the EU, you will have to pay an amount as well. You are to attend a language course and work for at least 2 weeks, and you will be staying with a host family.

 
Work experience abroad makes it possible for you to learn new skills, acquire intercultural competences, and improve your English, which will improve your employability later.

 

In order to be considered for the ERASMUS+ programme, you are to submit a motivational letter, have good marks, and a low non-attendance/absenteeism from school. During your stay in England, you are still to do your homework for the lessons at home (one of the 3 weeks will be the autumn holiday).