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2012/2013  BA-3YP  Bachelor’s Project

English Title
Bachelor’s Project

Course information

Language English
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Spring, Fourth Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BA in Information Management
Course coordinator
  • Dorte Madsen - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Management of Information and Knowledge Management
Last updated on 04-09-2012
Learning objectives
At the examination of the Bachelor's Project the students must demonstrate that they are able to:
  • Work in an interdisciplinary manner
  • Formulate, delimit and analyze a problem
  • Demonstrate general understanding of the theories and methods relevant to the project
  • Work with information management issues and perspectives from at holistic approach
  • Structure the layout and present the material in a clearly formulated and accessible form in terms of both language and content
The exam in the subject consists of two parts:
Bachelor's Project:
Type of test Oral with Written Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner External examiner
Exam period May/June
Aids Without preparation
Duration 30 Minutes
The exam of the Bachelor Project weighs 20 ECTS and it consists of two examinations that are graded separately:
1) An oral, individual examination based on the Bachelor Project as such (15 ECTS) and
2) An Executive Summary (5 ECTS - see below)

The exam is an individual, oral exam based on the Bachelor’s Project, written in groups of 4 students.
One grade is given, reflecting an overall assessment of the project, the oral presentation, and the defence. The student’s proficiency in spelling and fluency in writing will also be taken into account when grading the exam. However, most emphasis will be put on the project content.

The retake takes place according to the same rules as the regular examination. However, the following supplementary rules apply:

  • For projects, where some of the group members receive a grade 00 or below at the oral defence, these students must submit, before the retake, individual supplementary written material on aspects of the project specified by the examiners. For guidance in this respect, the examiners will within eight working days of the oral examination give a written critique of the respective student performance and specify the supplementary material needed.
For projects where all members are awarded a grade of 00 or below at the oral deference, the overall project is deemed unacceptable. Before the retake the project must be revised and improved. For guidance in this respect, the examiners will give a brief written critique of the project within eight working days of the oral examination.
Executive Summary (of the Bachelor's Project):
Type of test Home Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner External examiner
Exam period May/June
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below

In the Executive Summary the student should demonstrate:
The ability to formulate and present a complex issue in a concise, precise manner to a specific target group
An adequate level of written English that does not constitute a barrier to communication and does not contain significant lexical or grammatical errors.

Course content

Aims and Requirements

Guided by the project’s research question, the project can draw on knowledge from all three years of study. The Bachelor’s Project shows the students' ability to integrate knowledge by formulating an interdisciplinary problem and conducting a systematic and valid analysis within the framework of a complex theme.

The Bachelor’s Project is the final thesis in the undergraduate programme, and the objective and requirements should be seen as a continuation of the First and Second Year Projects. The requirements are naturally more rigorous than the former projects with regard to definition of the research question, methodology and use of theory and data.

The data to be collected as part of the project work may be in various forms of quantitative as well as qualitative data. In other words: Data from documents retrieved from the Internet or other sources, survey data and/or data from observations and interviews may be relevant.

In addition, the following requirement applies:
The overall theme and the focus of the Bachelor Project is: Information Management. The chosen problem must be discussed in the light of a holistic approach to processes and practices related to the management of communication, information and knowledge in an organizational context.

Teaching methods
Before project work begins, the Study Board annually prepares a manual that states the thematic framework, submission deadline and other conditions concerning project work process and organization.
Last updated on 04-09-2012