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2019/2020  BA-BDMAO3022U  Bachelor Project

English Title
Bachelor Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
BSc in Digital Management
Course coordinator
  • Nanna Bonde Thylstrup - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Information technology
  • Management
  • Methodology and philosophy of science
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 12-12-2019

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Learning objectives
  • Display knowledge of the field of Business Administration and Digital Management as represented by the topics and approaches covered in the BSc DM programme, including deeper insight into current research on datafication.
  • Define a clear and consistent research issue and/or question with specific focus on the theme: “Digital Management and Business Administration.”
  • Justify and critically explain the theoretical basis and analytical framework deployed.
  • Explain and evaluate the chosen research method for the project.
  • Describe and evaluate the primary and/or secondary data sources used.
  • Evaluate the impact of the research findings for the target organization and/or academic fields.
Bachelor 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 Oral group exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 2-4
Size of written product Max. 80 pages
Number of pages:
2 students: 60 pages
3 students: 70 pages
4 students: 80 pages
Assignment type Bachelor project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
30 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-point grading 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 The executive summary is to be written in English and will count in the overall grade.
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam

If the project is failed by the group, a substantial project revision must be undertaken prior to re-submission. To facilitate this, within eight days after the oral examination, the examiners submit a written report on the project, outlining ways to improve it.

Re-examination when the regular examination is failed by one group member, is a 30 minutes individual oral exam based upon the same project revised according to proposals set by the examiner.

Re-examination when ill at the oral exam is a 30 minutes individual oral exam based upon the same project that must be submitted again.

Re-examination when ill during the writing of the project is a 30 minutes individual oral exam based upon an individual written project.

In all the situations mentioned above, the project must be submitted again for the re-exam.

If granted an exemption to write individually, students do an oral exam of 30 mins.
Description of the exam procedure
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.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The Bachelor Project concludes the undergraduate programme. The objectives of the Bachelor Project are a continuation of the overall DM programme.


In the bachelor project students have an opportunity to explore an issue of interest within an interdisciplinary social science, research-oriented, participatory educational framework.


Students are encouraged to build on knowledge already acquired during the programme and, if possible, to choose their research question in collaboration with an organisation or corporation. The research question may benefit from problems and issues experienced during students’ internship, if the student has participated in an internship programme.


Students can find further information about writing a bachelor project under  my.cbs.dk => Bachelor Project.


Description of the teaching methods
The bachelor project is written in groups, so that students may focus on a topic of mutual interest, refine this topic into a research issue, and work together to design, conduct, and present a project. Students a responsible for forming groups according to their mutual interests. If the student encounters problems in the process, the student can contact course coordinator Nanna Bonde Thylstrup. We encourage that students start the process of reflecting on common interests, group formations and supervisor choice well in advance of the active writing period, preferably 3 months before.

The bachelor project experience involves peer-to-peer learning, project supervision from a supervisor, and the learning experience found in the preparation, submission, presentation and examination.

The bachelor project enhances the reflective understanding and sensibility of students in the proper use of subject material taught in courses or otherwise acquired.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is given by the supervisor in the allotted supervision hours and at the oral exam.

The student will receive individual and collective peer-feedback in meetings and at a two writing workshops led by the course coordinator.
Student workload
Lectures 2 hours
Workshop 12 hours
Project work 397,5 hours
Exam 0,5 hours
Total 412 hours
Expected literature

For the lecture

Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, and William T. FitzGerald. 2016. The craft of research. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.


For the project

The literature is to be found by students in the groups. 



Last updated on 12-12-2019