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2019/2020  BA-BIBAO2022U  Research Project - International Business in Asia

English Title
Research Project - International Business in Asia

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 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
Study Board for BSc in Business, Asian Language and Culture
Course coordinator
  • Tine Walravens - Department of International Economics, Governance and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Methodology and philosophy of science
Teaching methods
  • Online teaching
Last updated on 04-12-2019

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Learning objectives
Students must demonstrate the ability to:
  • Define a relevant empirical problematique and design an adequate analytical framework to solve it.
  • To present a general understanding of relevant theories and to apply them on empirical material gathered in an Asian context.
  • Use research methods systematically and in a coherent way.
Research Project - International Business in Asia:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Group exam
Please note the rules in the Programme Regulations about identification of individual contributions.
Number of people in the group 2-5
Size of written product Please see text below
2-3 students: 30 pages
4-5 students: 40 pages
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The research project offers students the opportunity to integrate and develop their skills for analyzing issues related to international business in Asia.


To this aim the research project brings together theoretical insights from the courses 'Introduction to International Business', 'Asian Business Systems' and 'Microeconomics', as well as research design and methods from 'Research Methods I' and 'Research Methods II'. 


The research project is also the first major group project that the students encounter and thus a key step towards the bachelor project. It necessitates team work, coordination and planning.

Description of the teaching methods
After an introductory lecture, the course happens entirely online and consists of three online contact moments with tailored exercises and an online discussion forum.

Before departure, an introductory lecture at the end of 3rd semester (the semester before) walks the students through the research project, its requirements and the different modules that will help them work towards these throughout the semester.

Briefly thereafter, groups (already formed during 'Research Method I') are allocated a supervisor and have a first meeting before the end of 3rd semester. At this meeting they must 1) present written comments on each of the points of feedback they received on their research proposal developed in the course 'Research Methods I', and 2) present a revised research proposal.

While students are abroad they receive personal feedback on their ongoing research project work from their supervisor through videolink meetings and by email. On top of that, online exercises guide them in terms of time management as well as the academic requirements of their research project.
Feedback during the teaching period
Each project group will receive face-to-face feedback from their supervisor throughout the whole project process (using video-link).
In addition the course coordinator and external lecturer will be available for general or processional feedback.
Student workload
Introductory lecture 3 hours
Supervision and meeting prep 20 hours
Project research, preparation and exercises 185 hours
Further Information

Supervisor hours per group:

2 students - 8 hours

3 students - 10 hours

4-5 students - 12 hours


Supervision hours are offered in connection with the course during the semester and cannot be automatically transferred to the re-take period.  


Exemptions of any kind regarding the project and/or exam must be applied for by filling out a detailed exemption application - kindly see more information on my.cbs.


In exemption cases for an individual exam the following allowances apply: 

Max. 20 pages

6 supervisor hours

Last updated on 04-12-2019