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2017/2018  KAN-CASCO1006U  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
  • Peter Skærbæk - Department of Accounting and Auditing (AA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Economics
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: The objective of the course is to provide the students with a competence in the application of the theories, models and tools taught at the program. The students are encouraged to carry out case studies to analyse and reflect upon the various accounting issues in practice, and develop analytical, design and implementation competencies.
At the exam the students must be able to:
Formulate relevant accounting problems.
Apply theories to an empirical setting.
Solve real practical issues.
Show an ability to choose relevant theories.
Critically reflect upon accounting practices.
Business Project:
Exam ECTS 7,5
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 3-5
Size of written product Max. 50 pages
5 persons: 50 pages
4 persons: 40 pages
3 persons: 30 pages
Assignment type 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
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The project is conducted in groups over a period of 1 month with 3-5 students per group. The report must not exceed the allowed number of standard pages (10 pages per student) excluding front page and appendix. Individual oral examination. ach group will receive 5 hours of supervision. The deadline for handing in the project is in May. The oral exam will take place in June. Make-up/ re-exam will take place in August. The following applies to the Make-up/re-exam:


* if a student is absent from the oral exam due to documented illness but has handed in the written group product she/he does not have to submit a new product for the re-take.  However the group product must be uploaded once again on Digital Exam.

* if a whole group fails the oral exam they must hand in a revised product for the re-take.

* if one student in the group fails the oral exam the course coordinator chooses whether the student will have the oral exam on the basis of the same product or if he/she has to hand in a revised product for the re- take.

Course content and structure

The student should formulate relevant accounting problems and use theories to solve these problems

Teaching methods
The aim of the course is to train the students in the use of the different theories and models used in the concentration. The course provides an opportunity to apply the theoretical foundation in a real life setting, and develop their analytical, design and implementation competencies.
Additionally, it is sought to train the student in the application of theory through the writing process.

Development of individual and social skills (competencies)
Writing and cooperative skills are developed through teamwork and the writing process.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback by supervisors during supervision
Student workload
Deltagelse i undervisning 5 hours
Eksamensforberedelse 20 hours
Forberedelse 181 hours
Expected literature

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

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Last updated on 15-12-2017