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2011/2012  KAN-THES  Master’s Thesis

English Title
Master’s Thesis

Course Information

Language English
Point 30 ECTS (900 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course Period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics
Course Coordinator
  • Anna Leander - Department for Business and Politics
Main Category of the Course
  • International Political Economy
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
Through the work on the thesis the student should develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the topic studied and the ability to independently formulate a question for analysis in the area of international business and politics and to carry out the analysis in accordance with accepted academic standards. The analysis must be grounded in relevant theories and data from the social sciences, it must apply relevant methodologies, and it must show a critical awareness of the methodological and theoretical choices involved and of relevant problems in the philosophy of science.
Master’s Thesis :
Assessment Oral with Written Assignment
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship External examiners
Exam Period Spring Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below
(1) The subject of the thesis has to be a specified issue relating to international business and politics.
(2) Topic delimitation must be approved by the Programme Director prior to receiving guidance. At the same time, a deadline for submission must be set. Also see Guidelines for submission dates concerning Thesis at CBS.
(3) The thesis must be of a maximum of 80 pages for one student and 120 pages for two students. One page is equivalent to 2275 taps (including spaces). There is no set minimum requirement.
(4) A 1-2 pages abstract must be appended to the thesis. The abstract may be written in English, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian.
(5) The examination is individual and oral, based on the written thesis. It takes the form of a dialogue between the student and examiners. Present at the examination is an examiner (the supervisor) and an external censor appointed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
(6) One grade according to the 7 point grading scale is given, reflecting an overall evaluation of the written thesis, the abstract and the oral performance.
(7) The basis of assessment includes the student's spelling and formulating skills, subject to §22, however. The thesis content carries the main weight.
(8) The thesis may be written individually or by two students together. In special cases, the Study Board may sanction that more than two students write a thesis together. For a thesis written by two or more students, the requirements for its scope are increased proportionately.
(9) The deadline for handing in the Master Thesis is 6 months from the date on which the Programme Director approves the thesis title and advisor, also se Guidelines for submission dates concerning Thesis’s at CBS.
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