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2014/2015  KAN-CCBLO1000U  Master's Thesis

English Title
Master's Thesis

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 30 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc og MSc in Business, Language and Culture, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Esben Karmark - MSC
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization, International Business, markets and studies
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 19-08-2014
Learning objectives
The learning objectives are:

After having completed the Master’s thesis, students should be able to
  • Demonstrate ability to independently produce a qualified piece of research applying relevant methods and theories
  • Formulate a research question that steers and structures the research process
  • Explain and evaluate the choice of methodology used to answer the research question
  • Explain and evaluate the choice of theory used to answer the research question
  • Select and process primary and secondary sources used as documentation in the analysis
  • Discuss the quality of these sources, including their appropriateness in terms of providing answers to the research question
  • Explain and evaluate the overall correlations between: the research question, the selection and use of theory, the collection and character of empirical data, the analysis, the conclusion, and the generalizability of the findings
  • Document in-depth knowledge of the subject of the thesis, including the corporate, societal and cultural conditions and circumstances in which it is embedded
  • Discuss the findings of the thesis in the overall perspective of the philosophies of the human and social sciences
Master's Thesis:
Exam ECTS 30
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
2 students writing together can choose to do the oral exam separately (60 minutes oral defence each). If they wish to do the oral defense together the defense will be of 60 minutes in total. 2 students writing togehter must produce a maximum of 120 standard pages.
Size of written product Max. 80 pages
2 students writing together must hand in max. 120 standard pages.
Assignment type Master's thesis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
60 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 English
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Spring Term and Autumn Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
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Last updated on 19-08-2014