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2018/2019  BA-BPOLO1354U  Business and Global Governance

English Title
Business and Global Governance

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Third Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Edward Ashbee - Department of International Economics, Governance and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
  • International political economy
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 23-01-2019

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Learning objectives
  • Assess the interplay between firms and institutions (including governments, international institutions, and NGOs) in the global arena
  • Identify and apply different theoretical perspectives to the study of business in global governance
  • Identify and apply different theoretical perspectives on firms’ market and non-market strategies
  • Analyze business case studies by applying relevant concepts and theoretical perspectives
  • Construct and employ coherent arguments using relevant theoretical concepts and perspectives
Business and Global Governance:
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 Written assignment
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 Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
A new exam assignment must be answered. This applies to all students (failed, ill, or otherwise). A new due date is set by the programme administration.
Course content and structure

The course gives students factual knowledge of selected cases of business strategies, institutional forms, governance principles and international business regulation. It also covers important normative and explanatory theories and approaches to business and global governance. The approaches are discussed and compared based on their inherent theoretical strengths and weaknesses although the course also stresses the evaluation of their applicability to business practices.


The course includes classical empirical cases and theories, but it also emphasizes contemporary relevance of both cases and theories. Therefore the specific content and structure varies from year to year and is presented in the course plan on CBS Learn. The course gives a multifaceted understanding of the role of business in global governance seen from both a business and a societal perspective.

Further details are posted on Learn.

Description of the teaching methods
Lectures and discussions of topics from the readings.
Feedback during the teaching period
The course seeks to offer feedback wherever feasible. Lectures and classes will provide extensive opportunities for questions. Please feel free to take full advantage of the ‘office hours’ offered by full-time staff members, although these can never be a substitute for participation in lectures and classes. We also encourage you to ask questions or make comments in class and form self-study groups to secure peer feedback on your work.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, group work etc.) 152 hours
Lectures and workshops 32 hours
Last updated on 23-01-2019