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2017/2018  BA-BEBUO1011U  Business and European Governance

English Title
Business and European Governance

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in European Business
Course coordinator
  • Susana Borras - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
  • Intercultural studies
  • Political Science
Last updated on 16-06-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: After completing the course students should be able to:
  • Describe the relevance of the Single European Market and EU's overall context for business.
  • Compare, evaluate and discuss in an advanced manner the different situations in which business strategies might find themselves when operating in the Single European Market.
  • Be able to critically and thoroughly define strategies for businesses in situations of new market openings, as well as to be able to identify the dilemmas, problems of bottlenecks that might emerge as a result of changes/frameworks defined in the context of the European Union context.
  • Be able to critically and thoroughly define strategies for businesses in situations of new market entry, as well as to be able to identify the dilemmas, problems of bottlenecks that might emerge as a result of changes/frameworks defined in the context of the European Union context.
  • Formulate and answer analytical questions on the basis of the learning goals above.
Examination
Business and European Governance:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Aids Open book: all written and electronic aids, including internet access
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content and structure

The course provides an advanced focus on the European Union context for business strategy and business development. The European Union regulates and decides on a wide range of areas that are directly related to the daily issues for business. These EU regulations and decisions have to do with specific developments in the Single European Market and its adjacent policies. They regulate the limits of business operations as well as new business opportunities in a larger and harmonized market. With a strong focus on business case studies, this advanced course gives the students factual knowledge about the EU legal and policy context for business, and concrete examples of business strategies, dilemmas, paradoxes and decisions, that are directly related to this EU context. In so doing, the course covers the most important contemporary issues for business in the EU, such as the principles defining the Single European Market, EU competition policy and law, labour mobility, harmonized product standards, the financial sector in the Economic and Monetary Union, as well a series of key industrial sectors directly influenced by EU policy like energy, telecommunications, or air transport.

Teaching methods
Lectures and classes.
Feedback during the teaching period
The students will get feedback during the class, particularly during the sessions about business cases. The teachers will also actively use IT-tools for new forms of interaction and feedback to the students during class ("socrative" and similar). The teachers will be available in their office hours, if the students need feedback or have specific questions related to the content of the course.
Student workload
Preparation - reading literature for classes and exam 140 hours
Lectures 25 hours
Exercises in class 5 hours
Further Information

Note: This course will be offered for the first time in Autumn 2018

Last updated on 16-06-2017