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2014/2015  BA-BSOCO1005U  Bachelor project

English Title
Bachelor project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Business Administration and Sociology
Course coordinator
    Liv Egholm - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Philosophy and philosophy of science
  • Economic and organizational sociology
  • Methodology
Last updated on 12-08-2014
Learning objectives
The student should demonstrate ability to:
  • conduct inquiries at the cross-field of Sociology and Business Administration as represented by the topics and approaches covered in the BSc SOC programme
  • formulate, delimit and analyse a problem,
  • select, apply and and critically assess theories and methods relevant to the project,
  • structure the layout and present the material in a clearly formulated and accessible form in terms of both language and content.
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 Individual
Size of written product Max. 40 pages
groups of 1 person: max 40 pages
groups of 2 persons: max 50 pages
groups of 3 persons: max 60 pages
groups of 4-5 persons: max 80 pages
Assignment type Bachelor project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 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 resuméet skrives som et abstract på engelsk. Resuméet indgår i den overordnede vurdering af opgavens kvalitet.
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period May/June
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Make-up examination and re-examination
The re-take takes place according to the same rules as the regular examination. However, the following supplementary rules apply:

•For projects where some of the group members are awarded the grade 00 or below at the oral examination, the failed students must submit individually, before the re-take, 2-3 pages on aspects of the project, as specified by the internal examiner.
•For projects where all members are awarded the grade 00 or below at the oral examination, the overall project is deemed unacceptable. Before the re-take, the project must be revised and improved. For supervision in this respect, the internal examiner will give a brief written critique of the project within eight working days after the regular oral examination.
Description of the exam procedure
  • The examination is an individual oral examination of 20 minutes, based on the bachelor project. After the examination each student will receive individual feedback on his or her oral performance and be given a grade. Following this, the group will be given a collective feedback on the written project. The total time allocated to examination, grading and individual and group feedback is 30 min. per student.
  • The project is to be written in groups of two or three, cf., however, section 6(6). Maximum size: 25 standard pages + additional 15 standard pages per student. It must include an abstract, which must be written in English. For more details, see the separate bachelor project guidelines.
  • The student will be awarded one grade according to the 7-point grading scale, reflecting an overall assessment of the project, the oral presentation and the defence. The student’s proficiency in spelling and fluency in writing will also be taken into account in the assessment. However, most emphasis will be put on the academic content.
  • The examination is external, and assessment is carried out by an internal examiner and an external examiner.
Course content and structure

The bachelor project is the final project in the undergraduate programme, and the objective and requirements should be seen as a continuation of the first and second year projects. Naturally, the requirements are more rigorous than they are for the former projects with regard to definition of the research question, methodology and use of theory and data.
Students are encouraged to choose their research question in cooperation with an organisation or corporation, and the research question may draw on problems and issues experienced during their internship, if the student has participated in an internship programme.

Guided by the project’s research question, the project can draw on knowledge from all three years of study. The overall theme of the bachelor project is organisational sociology and must show the student’s ability to integrate knowledge by formulating an interdisciplinary problem and conducting a systematic and valid analysis within the framework of a complex theme, discussed in the light of a holistic approach to processes and practices related to economic sociology.

Teaching methods
Student workload
Classes 15 hours
Preparation for class 45 hours
Project 380 hours
Examination 10 hours
Expected literature
See bachelor project manual
Last updated on 12-08-2014