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2018/2019  KAN-CBUSV4001U  Internship

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Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
BUS Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Torkil Clemmensen - Department of Digitalisation
Main academic disciplines
  • Information technology
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 05-04-2018

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Learning objectives
  • Ability to account for the research question and its relevance in relation to the internship
  • Ability to select and review a moderate amount of literature (minimum 300 pages), relevant to the research question and to the internship
  • Ability to analyse, discuss and provide a perspective on the tasks performed during the internship or on the field of practice of the internship business company, institution or organization, in relation to relevant literature
  • Ability to reflect critically on theories and methods in relation to the field of practice of the internship company.
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved: 1
Compulsory home assignments
The internship contract has to be approved by the course-coordinator.
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
The report must include a 500 words abstract.
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
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The report must describe, analyse and discuss the tasks carried out and problems dealt with during your internship and/or the tasks with which your organization/firm is engaged in, with the point of departure in a relevant academic literature.

The report must be structured as an academic report with a clear research question, a literature review, a methodological section, and an analysis against the backdrop of the reviewed literature. The report must use appropriate academic referencing. Finally, it must include reflections concerning the academic skills learned at the programme and used during the internship, as well as a discussion of your internship in relation to your further studies and career.

Course content and structure

As a full time student you can transfer an internship to your study program. The internship must take place in an company / organization or in a CSE approved startup. The internship can be in Denmark or in a foreign country.


Internships provide students with a real life professional learning experience and offer students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a business company, institution or organization that works professionally with issues relating to information management. The main objective of internships is to convert academic and theoretical knowledge into professional experience.


There are three types of internships


  1. Individual internship in an organization / CSE approved startup: The student has an individual agreement with an organisation. The student hands in a report in accordance with the listed requirements.

  2. Research internship: A research internship consists of a period of 4 months where you work in close cooperation with researchers at CBS. During your research internship you will participate in a research project with a topic of your choice or a topic chosen in cooperation with our research group. The student hands in a report or an article which will be evaluated and graded. Note: The host organization supervisor in this case will be the department secretary.

  3. Group internship: Students can participate in cross-department or cross-university arrangements where students work in groups on a project defined by an organisation or a university consortia. Based on a shared case the student has to hand in an individual report which fulfills the listed requirements.


You can find more information about internship at my.cbs

Description of the teaching methods
Field work
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback on the internship acaemic progress is usually given by the supervisor during supervision or before or after the supervision.
Student workload
Internship in organization 121 hours
Writing of assignment 82 hours
Supervision 3 hours
Last updated on 05-04-2018