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2011/2012  KAN-FSM_FS53  Project

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Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 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 MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course Coordinator
  • Finn Østrup - Center for Financial Law
Finn Østrup
Main Category of the Course
  • Finance
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Assessment Home Assignment
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship Internal examiners
Exam Period May/June
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below
The project is conducted in groups over a period of 1 month with 2 or 3 students per group. For groups of 2 the report must not exceed 30 standard pages excluding appendices. For groups of 3 the report must not exceed 45 standard pages excluding appendices. As each student receives an individual grade, each group member must identify the exam sections he/she has authored, please refer section 6 (3) in the Programme Rules and Regulations. The deadline for handing in the project is in June and will be announced by the programme secretary. Make-up/ re-exam will take place in September. If the student was ill during the exam period a new project must be handed in to a new deadline in September announced by the programme secretary. If the student did not pass the regular exam, a new exam must be handed in to a new deadline in September 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

Aim of the course
To provide a real-life experience in the form of a consulting report, researched and written by a 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.

The business project has two aims. A first aim is to provide the participants with an in-depth knowledge in areas of finance, economics, and corporate strategy. A second aim is to train the participants with respect to writing a report within a limited time period based on teamwork. This corresponds to real-life situations where economists are often faced with the task of writing a report, often providing the framework for management decisions. The business project is written in the course of one month. The project takes place in May. Groups are formed of two students. The size of the project must not exceed 30 pages. The department provides each group with a supervisor.

Course status
The course is a foundation course and complementary to all courses taught in the first year of the FSM concentration.

Teaching Methods

All of the literature in the FSM concentration’s first-year curricula.