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2015/2016  KAN-CPOLV3000U  MSc IBP Internship, 7,5 ECTS

English Title
MSc IBP Internship, 7,5 ECTS

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Edward Ashbee - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
  • Political Science
  • Strategy
Last updated on 27-08-2015
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • to gain practical experience relevant to the IBP competency profile by working for a public or private, profit or non-profit organization
  • to identify International Business and Politics-related challenges or issues that are related to the internship organization
  • to draw upon relevant theoretical insights and perspectives from the IBP curriculum so as to analyze critically a problem or issue derived from this experience
  • to critically reflect on the selected theories and their appropriateness in the light of the identified problem or issue
MSc IBP Internship, 7,5 ECTS:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual
Students can only take up to 30 ECTS credits in internships.

Internships need pre-approval by an IBP faculty supervisor approved by the Study Board. Internships need to be pre-approved prior to the start of the internship.

Before applying students are requested to read the Internship Manual posted on e-campus.
Size of written product Max. 20 pages
Assignment type Report
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale Pass / Fail
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer and Winter, The hand-in deadline is March 1st, 2016.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

The eligibility of proposed internships is evaluated by the supervisor on the basis of two criteria:

  1. The relevance of the host organization.

In line with the focus of the study program, the activities of the host organization must be related to one of the IBP core areas. The core areas of the IBP programs are politics, business and management, economics and law.

  1. The relevance of the internship position.

The second requirement is that the student’s responsibilities during the internship must be related to the IBP competence profile. The description of tasks and responsibilities must be clear stated in the internship application.

Teaching methods
6 supervision hours
Further Information

A 7.5 ECTS internship report should contain:


a. a research question related to the host organization

b. an analysis of the chosen issue encountered at the host organization

c. a discussion of the implications of the analysis for one or more of the theoretical approaches considered on IBP

Last updated on 27-08-2015