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2018/2019  KAN-CMIBO1032U  Business Project

English Title
Business Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 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 MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Christoph Grimpe - Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 02-07-2018

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Learning objectives
In the integrated project and in its associated oral exam the student should demonstrate:
  • An ability to apply theories, analytical perspectives and managerial tools from both the first and the second semester courses in analysing a business development problem in a company.
  • An ability to view a business problem from drifferent theoretical, analytical and managerial perspectives covered in the first and second semester courses.
  • An ability to understand possible synergies between these theories, perspectives and tools.
  • An ability to understand the fundamental presumptions, validity and possible synergies between theories covered in the first and second semester courses
  • An ability to identify and analyse an increasing business development problem, apply relevant methods in an empirical study and write a consistent and relevant project.
Business Project:
Exam ECTS 15
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 Individual oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 4-5
Size of written product Max. 60 pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
* if a student is absent from the oral exam due to documented illness but has handed in the written group product she/he does not have to submit a new product for the re-take. However the group product must be uploaded once again on Digital Exam.
* if a whole group fails the oral exam they must hand in a revised product for the re-take.
* if one student in the group fails the oral exam the course coordinator chooses whether the student will have the oral exam on the basis of the same product or if he/she has to hand in a revised product for the re- take.
Description of the exam procedure

All groups will be allocated a supervisor and will receive supervision. The number of supervision hours will be announced in the beginning of the course.


To the oral exam the student must bring only the written project, in a version identical to the one handed in, and notes for a short initial presentation.


Each oral exam is structured as follows:

1) Each student may choose to open the exam by a short (maximum 3 minutes) presentation of what she or he considers a particularly important and interesting theme in the project report. Alternatively, the examination may start with questions from the examiner. 

2) Dialogue based on questions related to the project report. The examination will take as its point of departure the theme presented by the student or the central theme of the project report. Thereafter, the examination may address all parts of the project report. The examination may also involve questions of how other relevant theories and frameworks in the first year courses than those applied in the project, could have been applied

Course content and structure

The purpose of this second semester project is to train students to analyse a business development problem in a company by applying relevant theories, analytical perspectives and tools covered in both the first and second semester courses. The project will typically include an empirical case study of an innovative company.

The project work is carried out in groups. Each group writes a report analysing a particular business development problem in a case company. Emphasis in the project work is on the ability of students to analyse a business development problem by applying theories, frameworks and tools covered in both the first- and second-semester courses.

Description of the teaching methods
Supervised group work.
Feedback during the teaching period
Students will receive feedback on their work during the supervision period.
Student workload
Teaching 12 hours
Preparation 300 hours
Exam 100 hours
Last updated on 02-07-2018