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2017/2018  BA-BEBUO1020U  Bachelor Project

English Title
Bachelor Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 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 in European Business
Course coordinator
  • Alfred Reckendrees - MPP
Studieleder er ansvarlig for hele uddannelse, men i forbindelse med bachelorprojektet kan BA projekt koordinator samt de øvrige undervisere kontaktes.
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
  • Political Science
  • Strategy
Last updated on 15-12-2017

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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: In the written project, the student should should demonstrate the ability to:
  • Identify and formulate a concise and feasible research question which is embedded in and reflects the programme.
  • Analyse and unfold a research question drawing upon relevant empirical material and academic literature.
  • Identify, collect and analyse relevant empirical material employing appropriate methods and techniques of data collection.
  • Identify and account for the choice and application of relevant theories and concepts.
  • Balance elements of review, independent analysis, interpretation and discussion in the project.
  • Reflect critically on the choice of methods and data as well as the quality of the answers produced.
  • Provide a lucid and concise overview of the research question and the main conclusions of the project.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the written project.
  • Offer an analytical argument substantiating the project.
  • To display clarity in expression and formulation in the language, demonstrating a correct use of and referencing to sources and the ability to structure and present a text.
  • Take part in an analytical discussion with the examiner.
Exam ECTS 15
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 Individual oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 2-5
Size of written product Please see text below
The maximum number of pages for an individually written BA project is 40 pages. For group projects the number of pages for a group of 2 students is 60 pages. For every additional group member an additional 10 pages is added to the maximum number of pages of the BA project . Thus, 1 student = 40 pages; 2 students = 60 pages; 3 students = 70 pages; 4 students = 80 pages; 5 students = more than 80 pages.
Assignment type Bachelor project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale

The student’s spelling and writing skills are taken into consideration in the overall assessment of the examination performance, but the academic content is given the highest weight.
Regulations regarding the summary The BA project should have an abstract written in Danish which is included in the total number of pages.
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
1) If the student has taken part in the writing of the BA project but has been unable to sit the oral exam, the student signs up for the re-exam and is examined on the basis of a re-submission of the original BA project.

2. If the student has taken part in the writing of the BA project but fails the oral exam, the student signs up for the re-exam and is examined on the basis of the original BA project. However, the student can also choose to submit a new individually written BA project within a dead-line set by the study board.

3. If the student has been unable to write / take part in the writing of the BA project due to illness, the student can sit the re-exam if the student submits an individually written BA project within a dead-line set by the study board.

In case 1 and 2 the student does not have access to supervision in the case of re-exam. In case 3 the study board may choose to grant the student access to supervision on the basis of the provision of necessary written documentation.
Description of the exam procedure

The BA project may be written individually or in a group of 2-5 students. The oral examination of the BA project is an individual exam. 

Course content and structure

The Bachelor Project in European Business is the final and major independent piece of work of the programme. It offers students the chance to combine and integrate the knowledge that they have acquired during the course of the program and bring it into one written product, i.e. the bachelor project, and furthermore defend that project in an oral examination. While the project may be written individually or in groups of 2-5 people, the oral exam is individual. The project is graded with one grade that combines the written product and the oral exam.
Naturally, the requirements for the Bachelor Project are more rigorous with regard to the definition of research question, methodology and integration of theory and data compared to the former exams since the bachelor exam constitutes the conclusion upon three years of study and is rewarded with the BA degree. Hence, emphasis is very much on the ability of the student to think across the different courses that make up the programme, bring them into a coherent project and engage with that project. The BSc project is described in detail in a project manual that students recieve and that addresses some of the questions that students typically ask in the context of the BSc Project.

Teaching methods
The BA project groups will receive guidance from their supervisor.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is integrated in supervision
Student workload
Total 420 hours
- individual projects of maximum 40 pages, hours of supervision 7 hours
- group projects with 2 students; maximum 60 pages, hours of supervision 12 hours
- group project with 3 students; maximum 70 pages, hours of supervision 16 hours
- group project with 4 students; maximum 80 pages, hours of supervision 18 hours
- group project with 5 students, above 80 pages, hours of supervision 20 hours
Last updated on 15-12-2017