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2013/2014  KAN-AEF_AE59  Business Project

English Title
Business Project

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
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 MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Lisbeth La Cour - Department of Economics (ECON)
Lisbeth la Cour
Main academic disciplines
  • Finance
  • Economics, macro economics and managerial economics
Last updated on 02-07-2013
Learning objectives
To provide a real-life experience in the form of a consulting report, researched and written by at team of junior consultants (students). The student should apply the analytical skills acquired during the first year on a problem of relevance to a company or an organisation.

Upon completion of the course/project the student must be able to:
  • Apply the economics and finance skills and analytical competences acquired during the first year courses at a high level on a relevant business problem.
  • Apply a relevant and practically oriented perspective on the business problem selected for the project.
  • Explain and argue for the relevance of the problem for the company and the value added of the economic and/or financial analysis.
  • Communicate the results clearly taking both the consultancy and the academic aspects into account.
Business Project in Applied Economics and Finance:
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Group exam, max. 4 students in the group
The report is written by a team of 4 students. As each student receives an individual grade, each group member must identify the exam sections he/she has authored
Size of written product Max. 60 pages
Each group will be given 6 hours of supervision.
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period May/June, Deadline for the handing in the report will be in June and will be announced by the programme secretary.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Make-up/re-exam will take place in August. If the student did not pass the regular exam, a new or a revised project, cf. advice from the examiner of the ordinary exam, must be handed in to a new deadline announced by the programme secretary. The make-up/re-exam report can be written individually or in groups (provided that other students are taking the make-up/re-exam).
Course content and structure

This course is a foundation course and complementary to all courses taught in the first year of the AEF concentration.

There will be an introduction to the project in early February aiming at getting students to find a corporate partner/supervisor as well as getting them to form teams (groups of four students).
The business project is a way of getting to apply the economics and finance skills acquired during the first year courses of the programme. The corporate supervisor assigns a project to the team and enough supervision to initiate the process. The deadline of the project is common to all projects. There will thus be approximately six working weeks available for researching, analysing and writing up the project. The academic supervisor (chosen on the basis of the content of the project) will assist the group in academic issues and possibly in team dynamics. International student teams of four students should carry out the Business Project and each team should preferably include one local student and one international student. Each group will be given 6 hours of supervision.

Teaching methods
One or two introductory lectures
Last updated on 02-07-2013