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2015/2016  BA-BPOLO2003U  EU Business and Politics

English Title
EU Business and Politics

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Janine Leschke - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
  • Manuele Citi - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
Last updated on 14-07-2015
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: At the end of the course students should be able to:
  • analyze core EU institutional structures and assess the ways in which business interests interact with them.
  • evaluate changes in EU policies and institutions and their impact on business opportunities.
  • explain basic theories of EU integration.
  • show analytical proficiency in handling research questions and in supporting theory-driven arguments with relevant empirical evidence.
The exam in the subject consists of two parts:
EU Business and Politics:
Sub exam weight30%
Examination formWritten sit-in exam
Individual or group examIndividual
Assignment typeMultiple choice
Duration2 hours
Grading scale7-step scale
Examiner(s)Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam periodSummer
Aids allowed to bring to the examClosed Book: no aids
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
Written sit-in 4 hour closed book
EU Business and Politics:
Sub exam weight70%
Examination formHome assignment - written product
Individual or group examIndividual
Size of written productMax. 10 pages
Assignment typeWritten assignment
DurationWritten product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale7-step scale
Examiner(s)Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam periodSpring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

The course provides the students with an understanding of how to to economic and business environment is changing in the European Union due to the single market and other business related policies and how these changes lead two new kinds of constraints and opportunities for business. The course should provide students with 1) a basic understanding of integration theories; 2) an understanding of the development of the European Union and 3) an understanding of key policy issues in the EU, major institutional players och dess (potential) impact on the business environment and the EU economy.

Teaching methods
Lectures and group discussions.
Last updated on 14-07-2015