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2014/2015  KAN-CINTO1018U  Project

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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 BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Helle Zinner Henriksen - Department of IT Mangement (ITM)
Main academic disciplines
  • Information Systems
Last updated on 14-11-2014
Learning objectives
After having completed the project the student can
  • Describe and identify one or more relevant issues related to one of more of the course subjects at 1st semester.
  • Apply knowledge of theories/models presented in the first semester.
  • Combine and synthesize models/ theories of central to the study program.
  • Reflect on methods and theory, e.g. the choice of theoretical perspective, tools, methods, data, analysis, delimitations as well as the validity and reliability of results.
  • Perform a disciplined analysis of theory and data, describe connections between research question, analysis or theoretical work and the conclusions or results.
  • Describe the process in the project and provide perspectives for further research at third semester and/or thesis.
Course prerequisites
Completion of first semester.
Submission of the formal agreement form which needs to be handed in before the beginning of the project period.

• The project can be done by one or more persons
• The workload for each student is 7.5 ECTS
• The report needs to be within 15 standard pages for one person, for two or more persons no longer than 25 standard pages.
• The front page of the report should contain the name of the study program, name and ID of the student, the name of the supervisor, date of completion, explicit statement whether the report is part of an IMBE, IM or general profile
• In appendix to the project report, include the detailed project description that was handed in week three of the project period.
• The project should be uploaded at learn May 30th 2015
Exam ECTS 7,5
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 Group exam, max. 5 students in the group
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
The report needs to be within 15 standard pages for one person, for two or more persons no longer than 25 standard pages.
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
30 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Spring Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

The project needs to incorporate theory and/or contribute to  theory-building, problems, methodologies, and solutions.  Ideally, the project is pointing forward to study relevant activities at third semester and the master thesis.  The project can be artefact/ prototype oriented.


The project needs to be anchored in first semester courses exploring for example topics as big data, cloud computing, global sourcing, gamification, IT governance, business model transformation, disruptive technologies, innovation and entrepreneurship. 



Teaching methods
The student will receive supervision in the project. There is 3 hours for one student, 5 hours for 2 students, 7 hours for three students, 10 hours for 4 or more students

The project period start at 10 AM the first Monday in first week of the semester with a physical gathering for all project participants. First Monday in March, April and May, there are workshops where students can meet with other students, the study program director and thesis coordinator.
Student workload
Supervision 3 hours
Seminars 12 hours
Individual study 189,5 hours
Exam 0,5 hours
Further Information


By November 5th the form needs to be completed and mailed to the study program administration. The form can be either printed and delivered in person or s-mail or sent by e-mail to Irene Tong at the administration.


Supervisors will be assigned by the coordinator. The allocation of supervisors will be ready by January 20th 2015.


Three weeks after the project starts, the detailed project description is to be mailed to the project coordinator. In the project description, the overall design of the project is detailed. The design needs to describe which problem is addressed, the objective and relevance of the project, the data collected/analyzed, which methods/theories are planned to be used, and account for what learning activities are being planned. 


There can be adjustments to the project description, but these will have to be justified and approved by the supervisor.


Last updated on 14-11-2014