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2017/2018  KAN-CAEFO1081U  Business Project

English Title
Business Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Battista Severgnini - Department of Economics (ECON)
Main academic disciplines
  • Finance
  • Economics
Last updated on 30-05-2017

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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: To provide a real-life experience in the form of a consulting report, researched and written by at team of junior consultants (students). The student should apply the analytical skills acquired during the first year on a problem of relevance to a company or an organisation.

Upon completion of the course/project the student must be able to:
  • Apply the economics and finance skills and analytical competences acquired during the first year courses at a high level on a relevant business problem.
  • Apply a relevant and practically oriented perspective on the business problem selected for the project.
  • Explain and argue for the relevance of the problem for the company and the value added of the economic and/or financial analysis.
  • Communicate the results clearly taking both the consultancy and the academic aspects into account.
Business Project:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Group exam
Please note the rules in the Programme Regulations about identification of individual contributions.
Number of people in the group 4
Size of written product Max. 60 pages
Each group will be given 6 hours of supervision.
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Make-up/re-exam will take place in August. If the student did not pass the regular exam, a new or a revised project, cf. advice from the examiner of the ordinary exam, must be handed in to a new deadline announced by the programme secretary. The make-up/re-exam report can be written individually or in groups (provided that other students are taking the make-up/re-exam). If written individually the maximum number of pages is 30.
Description of the exam procedure

The report is written by a team of 4 students, and each group MUST consist of 4 students. As each student receives an individual grade, each group member must identify the exam sections he/she has authored

Course content and structure

This course is a foundation course and complementary to all courses taught in the first year of the AEF concentration.

There will be an introduction to the project in early February aiming at getting students to find a corporate partner/supervisor as well as getting them to form teams (groups of four students).
The business project is a way of getting to apply the economics and finance skills acquired during the first year courses of the programme. The corporate supervisor assigns a project to the team and enough supervision to initiate the process. The deadline of the project is common to all projects. There will thus be approximately six working weeks available for researching, analysing and writing up the project. The academic supervisor (chosen on the basis of the content of the project) will assist the group in academic issues and possibly in team dynamics. International student teams of four students should carry out the Business Project and each team should preferably include one local student and one international student. Each group will be given 6 hours of supervision.

Teaching methods
One or two introductory lectures
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is given during supervision
Student workload
Group work 200 hours
Supervision 6 hours
Last updated on 30-05-2017