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2018/2019  KAN-CSOLO1033U  Business Project

English Title
Business Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 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
  • Eva Boxenbaum - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Organization
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 21-06-2018

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Learning objectives
  • Define a complex organizational problem and explain how it can be examined through a coherent research design
  • justify the choice of empirical setting, data sources and methods for data collection and analysis, acknowledging their benefits and limitations
  • connect the problem definition and the empirical findings with relevant theoretical approaches from previous SOL coursework
  • explain the main findings of the study and critically reflect on how the study and the project report could be improved
  • articulate strategic recommendations based on the findings and provide support for their feasibility
Business Project:
Exam ECTS 7,5
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. 50 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 second internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If a student does not pass the regular exam, the examiner of the ordinary exam decides whether a new, revised or the same project must be handed in by the submission date for the re-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-exam.
Course content and structure

The course aims to serve as an integrator of knowledge and insights from all SOL mandatory courses and their application to concrete situations from practice. It is focused on the development of a business project, for which students – independently and with the support of a supervisor - are expected to collect and analyze data, as well as to discuss implications, recommendations, and limitations. An additional, equally important agenda, is to provide students with experience in conducting research that could subsequently support their Master thesis efforts.

Description of the teaching methods
The course counts with a limited number of sessions aimed at supporting students in developing knowledge and practical skills that are needed for designing, conducting and delivering a Master level research-based project on topics and situations related to strategy, organization, and leadership. To assist students in reaching critical milestones in the project’s development, the groups they form count with a project supervisor. The students' groups are expected to work autonomously on the following aspects of the project: (1) research design and question; (2) methods for data collection; (3) methods for data analysis, and (4) reporting findings.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given at the supervision sessions. Clarifications on the project expectations will be provided during office hours.
Student workload
Teaching 9 hours
Preparation/reading/supervision/group work 123 hours
Exam 74 hours
Last updated on 21-06-2018