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2014/2015  KAN-CIBSU1003U  Business Project in International Business

English Title
Business Project in International Business

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
  • Thomas Poulsen - Department of International Economics and Management (INT)
  • Administration
    Zahra Karoline Lindberg Olsen - Department of International Economics and Management (INT)
Main academic disciplines
  • Economics, macro economics and managerial economics
Last updated on 16-12-2014
Learning objectives
  • The student should solve a real-world business problem applying the theories and methods that have been taught at the 1st and 2nd semester of the IB program.
  • The student should write a report that addresses the chosen problem in a clear and direct fashion. The results should be communicated in a way that is meaningful both to practitioners and academics.
  • The student should collect and analyze data that can be helpful in analyzing the concrete business problem
Business Project in International Business:
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 4 students. Exceptions are allowed if this number, for some reason, is not reachable. In these cases, the minimum number of group members is 3 and the maximum is 5. Group formation should take into account that complementarities typically make a team stronger. All teams, regardless of size, are offered 6 hours of supervision.
Grading is individual and each student must identify the parts of the report that s/he has authored.
Size of written product Max. 40 pages
Maximum length of the report is 10 pages per student excluding cover page, literature references and appendices.
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period May/June and August
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If a student does not pass the exam, a revised project must be handed in. This can be done individually or in groups. The latter requires all group members to take the make-up/re-exam.
Course content and structure

The aim of the course is to make students apply the analytical skills and techniques acquired during the first year of the program on a problem that is relevant to a company, an organization or another outside partner.
The analysis should result in a “consultancy” report addressing a relevant problem for an external partner, i.e. the focus should not only be on theory but also on practical problem solving and advise.

Teaching methods
Three lectures (with focus on introducing the business project and Q&A).
Supervision by relevant faculty (agreements are made bilaterally).
Last updated on 16-12-2014