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2018/2019  BA-BPOLV3001U  BSc IBP Internship, 15 ECTS

English Title
BSc IBP Internship, 15 ECTS

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring
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
  • Political Science
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 20-09-2018

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Learning objectives
  • to gain practical experience relevant to the IBP competency profile by working for a public or private, profit or non-profit organization
  • develop a balanced, critical and reflexive understanding of the internship organization and the economic, political and social context within which it is situated
  • identify International Business and Politics-related challenges or issues within the organization or the context within which it is situated and, on the basis of this, pose an appropriate research question(s)
  • develop the ability to place the identified issues within the relevant academic literature
  • draw upon relevant theoretical insights and perspectives from the IBP curriculum or beyond so as to analyze critically a problem or issue derived from this experience
  • reach a clear and well-reasoned conclusion based upon the research and findings
  • ensure a logical coherence between the research question, analysis and conclusion
Internship 15 ECTS:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 30 pages
Assignment type Report
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer and Winter, The hand-in deadline
Spring semester: 1st September
Autumn semester: 1st March
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

Internships require pre-approval by an IBP faculty supervisor and the Study Board prior to the start of the internship. Before applying students are asked to read the course description and the internship page on MyCBS carefully.


A 15 ECTS internship requires a minimum of 375 hours (10 weeks) documented employment.


Please note it's only possible to take one internship. Students should therefore decide whether it should be for 7.5, 15 or 30 ECTS.

Course content and structure

The eligibility of proposed internships is evaluated by the supervisor and the Study Board on the basis of two criteria:


  1. The relevance of the host organization.

In line with the focus of the study program, the activities of the host organization must be related to one or more of the IBP core areas. The core areas of the IBP programs are politics, business and management, and economics.

2.The relevance of the internship position.

The student’s responsibilities during the internship should be related to the IBP competency profile. The application for pre-approval should show how the internship will address the competency profile and provide a basis for a report that will meet learning objectives listed above.



IBP supports internships in own startup in connection with CSE. 

This requires an agreement with CSE, which follows a separate application process - for more information see:  http://cse.cbs.dk/teaching-education/cse-entrepreneurship-program/   

Following an agreement with CSE an application must be sent in for pre-approval and registration of the internship with the Study Board as with any other internship.

Please see the CSE manuel on MyCBS.

Description of the teaching methods
10 supervision hours
Feedback during the teaching period
Report and research paper supervision should always be a two-way process. Students are encouraged to seek feedback on their work by maintaining contact with their supervisor on a regular basis and preparing in advance for supervision sessions by drawing up an agenda listing questions or issues for meetings or discussions.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, group work etc.) 278 hours
Exam (incl. preparation for the exam and actual exam period) 138 hours
Last updated on 20-09-2018