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2018/2019  BA-BEBUO1011U  Business and European Governance

English Title
Business and European Governance

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in European Business
Course coordinator
  • Susana Borras - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
  • Intercultural studies
  • Political Science
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 28-06-2018

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Learning objectives
After completing the course students should be able to:
  • Analyze in a detailed manner the Single European Market and EU's overall context for business.
  • Compare, evaluate and discuss the different situations in which business strategies might find themselves when operating in the Single European Market.
  • Be able to critically and thoroughly define strategies for businesses in situations of new market openings, as well as to be able to identify the dilemmas, problems of bottlenecks that might emerge as a result of changes/frameworks defined in the context of the European Union context.
  • Formulate and answer analytical questions on the basis of the learning goals above.
Business and European Governance:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Aids Open book: all written and electronic aids, including internet access
Read more here about which exam aids the students are allowed to bring and will be given access to : Exam aids and IT application package
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content and structure

The course provides an advanced focus on the European Union context for business strategy and business development. The course takes the starting point that students have already basic knowledge of how the European Union works. The European Union regulates and decides on a wide range of areas that are directly related to the daily issues for business. These EU regulations and decisions have to do with specific developments in the Single European Market and its adjacent policies. They regulate the limits of business operations as well as new business opportunities in a larger and harmonized market. With a strong focus on business case studies, this advanced course gives the students factual knowledge about the EU legal and policy context for business, and concrete examples of business strategies, dilemmas, paradoxes and decisions, that are directly related to this EU context. In so doing, the course covers the most important contemporary issues for business in the EU, such as the principles defining the Single European Market, EU competition policy and law, labour mobility, harmonized product standards, the Economic and Monetary Union, and other specific topics of EU governance that are relevant for business.

Description of the teaching methods
The course combines lectures based on the curriculum of the course, with the use of case method teaching. The case method is a teaching method extensively used in top business schools, and stimulates active learning of the students through interaction and feed-back. The case method teaching will be directly done with all students in the class, and will be an active and feed-back based teaching method with all students in interaction with the teacher. The teacher will use different IT-based tools to support this feed-back and interaction. The students have to read the case before attending class. During class, the case will be analyzed and discussed in detail. This method will help the students building up some important and strong analytical competences with strong strategic component. It will allow them to understand the complexity of the context in which business operate today, and in particular the opportunities and challenges offered by the single market and other central aspects of the EU.
Feedback during the teaching period
The students will get feedback during the class, particularly during the sessions about business cases. The teachers will also actively use IT-tools for new forms of interaction and feedback to the students during class ("socrative" and similar). The teachers will be available in their office hours, if the students need feedback or have specific questions related to the content of the course.
Student workload
Preparation - reading literature for lectures and cases 140 hours
Actively attending lectures 35 hours
Actively discussing and working on cases during class 20 hours
Further Information

Note: This course will be offered for the first time in Autumn 2018

Last updated on 28-06-2018