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2014/2015  BA-BISHO9000U  Bachelor project

English Title
Bachelor project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Fourth Quarter, Summer
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Shipping and Trade
Course coordinator
  • Martin Jes Iversen - Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics (INO)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization, International Business, markets and studies
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Last updated on 17-07-2014
Learning objectives
At the end of the course, the students must be able to:
  • Develop and define a specific problem formulation of project based in a self-chosen case organization
  • Describe, analyze and discuss the format problem on the basis of at least two of the subject areas that the students have been through the bachelor degree program
  • Explain and justify the specific choice of theory and apply them in concrete, empirical analyzes and results
  • Structure manufacture in a linguistically correct, clear and well-structured content form
Bachelor project:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Group exam, max. 3 students in the group
The exam is an individual oral defence based on the written group project.
Size of written product Max. 80 pages
The maximum length of the bachelor project depends on the number of students in the group. The page count does not include front page, declaration of authorship, executive summary, bibliography and appendices.

1 group member: maximum 40 pages
2 group members: maximum 60 pages
3 group members: maximum 80 pages

Declaration of Authorship must be included in the group project.
Assignment type Bachelor project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
30 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale

The student’s spelling and writing skills are taken into consideration in the overall assessment of the examination performance, but the academic content is given the highest weight.
Regulations regarding the summary The summary must be written in English.
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period May/June and Summer Term, The regular examination takes place in June. The make-up and retake examination takes place in August.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
Re-examination when the ordinary exam is failed is an individual 30 minutes oral exam based on the original project and an additional 10 standard pages supplement.

Make-up examination when ill at the ordinary exam is an individual 30 minutes oral exam based on the original project.

Make-up examination when ill during the writing of the projcet is the same as the ordinary exam.
Description of the exam procedure
Each group is to prepare a project proposal of max. 3 pages. The proposal form includes the following sections: Introduction, Research Question, Literature Review, Methodology and a Reference list. The project proposal must be signed and approved by the advisor.
Course content and structure
To be announced
Teaching methods
The role of the Thesis advisor is to participate in a critical but constructive dialogue with students about the project drafts. The initiative always lies on the students’ shoulders. Thesis advising is always guided by the students’ questions. Based upon these facts, the role of the advisor is as follows:

1. The advisor involves her/himself in discussions concerning issue formulation, phrasing the research question, and choice of methodology and theory.

2. The advisor involves her/himself in discussions about the project as it progresses: s/he shall read and question drafts of the issue formulation and related research question, as well as read and discuss drafts of some individual sections of the project and discuss these with the group. The advisor will not read the entire project at any point in the supervision process.

3. The advisor is not to be viewed as an encyclopaedia, dictionary, or editor.

4. The advisor supports teamwork and cooperation in the group.

5. The advisor may not tell the group the name of the external examiner before the oral exam.

6. An advisor may never grant an exemption from any thesis deadlines, or rules and regulations.

7. At the oral exam, the advisor’s role changes from that of advisor to that of examiner. The advisor will evaluate and grade the thesis.

Each group is entitled to a pre-determined number of supervision hours, listed below, depending upon the number of students in the group. The below-mentioned hours include all time used with each advisor, including actual consultation, email reading/writing, preparation for meetings, proposal reading, etc.

Number of students / Advising Hours
1 student / 10 advising hours
2 students / 13 advising hours
3 students / 13 advising hours

To benefit the most from these limited hours, plan very strategically how you ecpect to best utilize your supervision time. As well, always arrive well prepared for your meetings with your advisor!
Last updated on 17-07-2014