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2014/2015  KAN-CFIVO1008U  Business Project

English Title
Business Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 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 MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Claus Munk - Department of Finance (FI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Finance
Last updated on 04-07-2014
Learning objectives
The aim of the business project is to provide students with the following skills:
  • to develop an in-depth knowledge of a specific financial topic
  • to clearly state, delimit, and motivate a specific problem
  • to apply the concepts and analytical skills acquired during the first year to a specific problem
  • to search for relevant literature and/or data
  • to organize group work with a given deadline
  • to write a report that follows academic standards and clearly communicates the problem, analysis, and conclusions
Business Project:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Group exam, max. 4 students in the group
The report is written by a group of 3 or 4 students. As each student receives an individual grade, each group member must identify the exam sections he/she has authored
Size of written product Max. 60 pages
Max. 15 pages per student in the group
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period May/June, Deadline for the handing in the report will be in June and will be announced by the programme secretary
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Make-up/re-exam will take place in August. If the student did not pass the regular exam, a new or a revised project, cf. advice from the examiner of the ordinary exam, must be handed in by a new deadline 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 and structure
The students work in groups of 3-4 students on a financial problem or topic relevant for the financial industry using the analytical skills acquired in the courses taken so far. Based on the analysis, the students write a report of at most 15 pages per student. CBS appoints an academic supervisor who can assist the group in the exact problem formulation, in the problem analysis, and in ensuring that the report lives up to academic standards. The problem can be formulated by a company in which case the report resembles a consulting report, researched and written by a team of junior consultants (students), but the analysis and report still have to meet academic standards.  Alternatively the problem can be formulated by the students in corporation with the academic supervisor without involving a company.   The business project is written in the course of 5-6 weeks. The report is evaluated by the academic supervisor. If a company is involved in the project, the students must also prepare an executive summary for the company. 

An introductory information meeting is held early in the semester where the procedures for choice of topics, the formation of groups, and the allocation of supervisor, as well as the relevant deadlines are announced
Teaching methods
Work in student groups with an associated academic supervisor
Student workload
Reading, analyzing, discussing, writing etc. 206 hours
Last updated on 04-07-2014