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2017/2018  BA-BBLCV1156U  Business Project (Area Specific Report)

English Title
Business Project (Area Specific Report)

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Min. participants 1
Max. participants 50
Study board
Study Board for BSc og MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Magali Gravier - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
  • Methodology and philosophy of science
  • Language
Last updated on 21-02-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • reproduce basic theoretical knowledge on qualitative methods;
  • justify the choice and use of one or several qualitative method(s) for a given research project, including the suitability of this choice given the research question and theoretical framework;
  • collect suitable empirical data following the constraints of a chosen qualitative method in one of the three languages taught in the BLC programme (French, German or Spanish);
  • analyse the data in order to answer the research question and present it in a research project;
  • critically reflect on the method used for the project in order to explain what worked and what didn’t work as expected from the point of view of methods
Area Specific Report:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 20 pages
Each student will have to use at least one of the three methods presented in class for his/her project. The data collected must be in one of the three languages of the BLC programme (French, German, or Spanish)
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 Winter, The project can be written in either English (17 pages plus a 3 page abstract in the second language) or the second language (17 pages plus a 3 page abstract in English).
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

The course aims at giving students learning business and languages practical training in qualitative methods for the purpose of investigating business contexts in one of the foreign languages of the BLC programme (French, German or Spanish). Three main qualitative methods will be presented: 1) interviews (in particular semi-structured and with questionnaires), 2) participant observation, and 3) document/archival work. The course combines theoretical teaching and a hands-on implementation in the form of a project with supervision. Emphasis will be put on the different methodological steps from the choice of the research question and theoretical framework, to the choice of one or several suitable methods of collection of data, the collection of data itself and the analysis of the data collected with the aim to answer the chosen research question.

Teaching methods
Lectures, supervision hours, personal work on own project.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feed back by supervision
Student workload
Lectures 12 hours
Preparation 110 hours
Supervision 4 hours
Exam 286 hours
Expected literature

To be found by students in the groups

Last updated on 21-02-2017