Small vs. Big Business in Copenhagen

Key Information


Application Deadline: 06/02/23 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Business and Law

Ref: 10007523


Departure Date: 24/05/23

Return Date: 27/05/23


£400: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable))


DMU Global Bursary: £150


Accommodation: Shared rooms in a hostel/hotel booked by DMU

Travel: Flights booked by DMU (students travel as a group)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: Simon Hill -


Business Entrepreneurship & Innovation students are eligible to participate on this opportunity. Students studying other relevant programmes, who have a demonstrable interest in entrepreneurship and innovation,  are also welcome to apply  There is a maximum of 20 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying


Copenhagen is a buzzing capital with an interesting Nordic take on many aspects of life. The city has much to offer and is only a short flight away from the UK. By participating on this trip, students will be given the opportunity to explore the business culture of Copenhagen through both the eyes of small and large business.

Home to big brands such as Carlberg beer and Maersk shipping, it is planned that the group will explore large organisations like these and how they fit into the local and global economies. This will be contrasted with visits to smaller SME style businesses on a far more local and personal level, while having to navigate the challenging global economy that we find ourselves in. Additionally, the trip will seek to frame business activity in the Freetown of Christiania, a Copenhagen neighbourhood that developed from squatting within an abandoned military base.

Learning Objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop knowledge, skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Copenhagen are:

  • Compare and contrast how big brands and SME’s operate in Denmark
  • Understand the principles of the Nordic lifestyle and particularly how the Danish Hygge works
  • With strong links with the sea, to understand how this key transport link affects the Danish business opportunities
  • Examine the nature of Freetown’s and how businesses operate within them

Before the trip students will participate in an introduction to Danish culture session, as well as hopefully engaging in virtual talks with business leaders based in Copenhagen. On return, it is expected that a de-brief session will be organised to review the key learning objectives and to unpackage the experience of this overseas trip.

Cultural Activities

There are lots of cultural activities for students to take part in from scenic tours of local landmarks such as the vibrant Nyhavn area, Rosenborg Castle and Our Saviours Church. To greater paced experiences such as segway tours and the Tivoli Gardens theme park. Whilst cultural activities will be optional for students, trip leads will communicate with students whilst on the trip to ensure all have an opportunity to join in group activities if they wanted to.

COVID-19 information

Travel to Denmark is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for Denmark.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.