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2018/2019  KAN-CCBDO2000U  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 and 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
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 19-06-2018

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Learning objectives
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently produce a qualified master’s thesis by applying relevant theory and methods appropriate to the analysis of a defined international and/or intercultural issue relevant to companies and organizations.
  • Formulate an appropriate research issue or question that guides and structures the research and thesis writing process.
  • Select, explain, and be able to justify theory used in the analysis to answer the research issue or question.
  • Substantiate and evaluate the choice of methodology used to collect and evaluate data.
  • Critically discuss the suitability of the data sources.
  • Explain and evaluate the relationships between the research question, the selection and use of theory, the collection and character of empirical data, the analysis, conclusion, and quality of findings.
  • Discuss the broader analytical and empirical results, including theoretical and philosophy of science implications of their corporate, societal and cultural contexts.
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
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

The master’s thesis is normally the last step in a graduate course of study, representing a research inquiry in the field of concentration, reflecting appropriate social science research method and offering original contributions. Orientation sessions and various workshops are offered in support of all facets of the thesis process.


The purpose of the master’s thesis is for the student to develop and manifest the ability to conduct a graduate level research involving proper description, analysis, and the crafting of an appropriate research issue using appropriate scientific theory and research method.


The general focus of the BLC master’s thesis, consistent with the BLC course of study, should involve a defined international and/or intercultural issue relevant to companies and organizations.


Students can find further information about writing a master's thesis under my.cbs.dk => Master's Thesis.

Description of the 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 19-06-2018