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2017/2018  KAN-CCDCO1029U  Master's Thesis

English Title
Master's Thesis

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 30 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 BSc og MSc in Business, Language and Culture, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Charles Tackney - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
  • Language
Last updated on 13-11-2017

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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 grade 12 is awarded in cases where the Master’s thesis meets the following requirements to an excellent degree, i.e. with no or only few deficiencies:
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently produce a qualified piece of research applying relevant methods and theories.
  • Formulate a research question within the program’s field of study that steers and structures the student’s research and writing process.
  • Substantiate and evaluate the choice of methodology used to collect and evaluate data.
  • Select, explain and justify the theory used in the analysis to answer the research question.
  • Select and process primary and secondary sources used as documentation in the analysis.
  • Discuss the quality of these sources, including their appropriateness in terms of providing answers to the research question.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the chosen methods and theories in the analysis.
  • Explain and evaluate the overall coorelations between: the research question, the selection and use of theory, the collection and character of empirical data, the analysis, the conclusion, and the generalizability of the findings.
  • Discuss the analytical and possible empirical results raised by the research including their corporate, societal and cultural context.
  • Extract the implications in relation to business practice within the program’s field of study.
Master's Thesis:
Exam ECTS 30
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 Oral group exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 2
Size of written product Max. 120 pages
Assignment type Master's thesis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
75 min. per group, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
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 English
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure


Teaching methods
Supervision and student project work
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is given by the supervisor in the allotted supervision hours and at the oral exam.
Student workload
Supervision hours per student in thesis group of 2 12 hours
Oral exam 0,75 hours
Project work 811,25 hours
Total 824 hours
Last updated on 13-11-2017