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2014/2015  BA-BISHV3102U  Internship II

English Title
Internship II

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Second Quarter, Autumn
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
Last updated on 17-07-2014
Learning objectives
It is important to keep in mind that in spite of the different focus areas the internship report for each internship must include the following learning objectives:
  • Discuss the theoretical and empirical dimensions of the internship in a relevant shipping company.
  • Reflect critically on the practical-functional experiences in the industry regarded in relation to a specific discipline chosen prior to the internship.
Internship II:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Essay
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale Pass / Fail
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period December/January and Autumn Term, The regular examination takes place in December. The make-up and retake examination takes place in January
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure
Progression through the three internships
The three internships will train the student in the role of "reflective interns". This means that on one hand they will particpate in the busienss related issues and on the other hand reflects upon the concrete organizational, professional, theoretic and personal opportunities and conditions for the problem solving. The internships will provide the students with a strong professional foundation and network upon which they can build their further carrier and personal development.

The course of internship consists of three internshps preferably in the same company, which will permit the students to gradually develop an understanding of the different aspects of the shipping company. Each internship will have a main focus, which will ensure a progressivity during all three internships.

Internship II: Specialized Skills
The second internship will bring the student deeper into the company and the students wil be introduced to all departments in order to by the end of the internship to express interest in a specific department. Teh students will develop some specialized skills which permit more responsibility and challenging assignments. The internship will also bring the student out on open sea at least once in order to gain insight in what a shipping company physical context consists of. The student must participate in a more proactive way in the daily life and be able to argument for selection of theories, emperics, methods, conclusion and recommendation in assignments. To have a clear structure for an analysis and understanding of the strength and weaknesses is a skill the student will acquire during this internship. The first internship was more about how to apply theories where the second is more about which and why.
Teaching methods
To be announced
Last updated on 17-07-2014