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2017/2018  KAN-CIBCV2056U  Advanced European Business and Politics: A Case-Based Approach

English Title
Advanced European Business and Politics: A Case-Based Approach

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 80
Study board
Study Board for Master of Arts (MA) in International Business Communication in English
Course coordinator
  • European Union, business and politics
    Susana Borras - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
  • Political Science
  • Cultural studies
Last updated on 22-02-2017

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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 key legal principles and goals of the European Union, its Single Market and 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.
  • Formulate and answer analytical questions on the basis of the learning goals above.
  • 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 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.
Course prerequisites
Ingen specifik
Examination
Advanced European Business and Politics: A Case-Based Approach:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 48 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
I følge praksis på MA IBC studienævn.
Description of the exam procedure

The students will get 3 questions, 2 of which are directly related to the cases presented and discussed during the classes. 

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 legal principles and legAfter completing the course students should be able to:al 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.

The course combines lectures and business cases (from Harvard or Marketline databases on business cases).

Teaching methods
The course combines two elements. A first part is a conventional lecture by the teacher, introducing the topic and underlying the most important aspects of the topic. And a second part, which is a specific business case (from Harvard or Marketline databases on business cases) about a company situation or process in the given topic. It is very important that the students have read all the material before attending class and the case discussions. It will be assumed they have read the material. The cases will be shortly presented by students in groups or individually, and the teacher will conduct and steer the discussion in class, making sure the most crucial aspects of the case have come forward, particularly in relation to the previous lecture.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given in class during the lectures.
Student workload
Preparation - reading literature for classes 76 hours
Preparation - reading the cases 32 hours
Preparation - student presentation of cases 20 hours
Teaching - attending the classes 30 hours
Exam 48 hours
Expected literature

To be announced. It will be based on advanced material (research-based publications), as well as a series of 8 case studies carefully selected.

Last updated on 22-02-2017