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2019/2020  KAN-CAEFO1081U  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
  • Battista Severgnini - Department of Economics (ECON)
Main academic disciplines
  • Finance
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 27-03-2020

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Learning objectives
To provide a real-life experience in the form of a consulting report, researched and written by at team of junior consultants (students). The student should apply the analytical skills acquired during the first year on a problem of relevance to a company or an organisation.

Upon completion of the course/project the student must be able to:
  • Apply the economics and finance skills and analytical competences acquired during the first year courses at a high level on a relevant business problem.
  • Apply a relevant and practically oriented perspective on the business problem selected for the project.
  • Explain and argue for the relevance of the problem for the company and the value added of the economic and/or financial analysis.
  • Communicate the results clearly taking both the consultancy and the academic aspects into account.
Business Project:
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 3-5
Size of written product Max. 50 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
Description of the exam procedure

* if a whole group fails the exam they must hand in a revised product for the re-take. 

* if one student in the group fails the exam the examiner chooses whether the student will have the re-take on the basis of a new or a revised project.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course is a foundation course and complementary to all courses taught in the first year of the AEF concentration.

There will be an introduction to the project in early February aiming at getting students to find a corporate partner as well as getting them to form teams.

The business project is a way of getting to apply the economics and finance skills acquired during the first year courses of the programme. The corporate supervisor assigns a project to the team and enough supervision to initiate the process. The deadline of the project is common to all projects. There will thus be approximately four working weeks available for researching, analysing and writing up the project. The academic supervisor (chosen on the basis of the content of the project) will assist the group in academic issues and possibly in team dynamics.  Each group will be given 4 hours of supervision.

Description of the teaching methods
One or two introductory lectures
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is given during supervision
After the completion of the project supervisors will also give feedback on potential future development of the business project in the Danish labour market
Student workload
Group work 202 hours
Supervision 4 hours
Last updated on 27-03-2020