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2017/2018  BA-BISHV3102U  Internship II

English Title
Internship II

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course First Quarter, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Shipping and Trade
Course coordinator
  • Martin Jes Iversen - SI
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
Last updated on 14-12-2017

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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: It is important to keep in mind that in spite of the different focus areas the internship report for each internship must include the following learning objectives:
  • Discuss the theoretical and empirical dimensions of the internship in a relevant shipping company.
  • Reflect critically on the practical-functional experiences in the industry regarded in relation to a specific discipline chosen prior to the internship.
Internship II:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 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 Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure
  1. Describe your experiences in the last six months of your internship (spring 2018) including one in-depth case in which you reflect on the possible use of concepts and or theories from one or more of your BSC in International Shipping and Trade courses.

  2. Describe your future career plans with focus on the fall of 2018 and spring 2019. Do you plan to continue working or do you plan to continue studying at CBS or other places? Discuss your career considerations and reflect upon how the internship experiences have prepared you for the next steps in your career.


Course content and structure

Progression through the two internships
The two internships will train the student in the role of "reflective interns". This means that on one hand they will particpate in the busienss related issues and on the other hand reflects upon the concrete organizational, professional, theoretic and personal opportunities and conditions for the problem solving. The internships will provide the students with a strong professional foundation and network upon which they can build their further carrier and personal development.

The course of internship consists of three internshps preferably in the same company, which will permit the students to gradually develop an understanding of the different aspects of the shipping company. Each internship will have a main focus, which will ensure a progressivity during both internships.

Internship II:  Strategic competences

The second internship is where the student is preparing for a potential entrance in the shipping company as an employee. The student must combine the knowledge and skills from prior internship in a department of choice, where the student has the most interest and talent. The student will work in closer collaboration with the managers but also demonstrate the capability of work independently and responsible. Applying and argumenting for theories is the foundation which in the third internship must permit the student to withdraw conclusions and results for decision-making. The analytical competencies will be challenged and improved in a way that requires a reciprocal action between emperics, theories and individual interpretations. The student must be able to show critical sense towards both facts, theories, human resources and individual point of views. The student must interact with the employess and keep the objectives of the company in mind in order to structure each assignment to keep in line with the strategies of the company.

The students will develop some specialized skills which permit more responsibility and challenging assignments. The student must participate in a more proactive way in the daily life and be able to argument for selection of theories, emperics, methods, conclusion and recommendation in assignments. To have a clear structure for an analysis and understanding of the strength and weaknesses is a skill the student will acquire during this internship. The first internship was more about how to apply theories where the second is more about which and why.

Teaching methods
To be announced
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given at an extra session after the examination and during a seminar
Student workload
internship 300 hours
exam 37 hours
Last updated on 14-12-2017