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2019/2020  KAN-CIBCV2056U  Advanced European Business and Politics: A Case-Based Approach

English Title
Advanced European Business and Politics: A Case-Based Approach

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 80
Study board
Study Board for Master of Arts (MA) in International Business Communication in English
Course coordinator
  • Manuele Citi - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Political Science
  • Cultural studies
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 14-02-2019

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Learning objectives
After completing the course students should be able to:
  • Describe the key legal principles and goals of the European Union, its Single Market and overall context for business.
  • Compare, evaluate and discuss in an advanced manner the different situations affecting business strategies when operating in the Single European Market.
  • Formulate and answer analytical questions on the basis of the learning goals above.
  • Be able to critically and thoroughly define strategies for businesses in situations of new market openings, as well as to be able to identify the dilemmas, problems of bottlenecks that might emerge as a result of changes/frameworks defined in the context of the European Union.
Course prerequisites
Ingen specifik
Advanced European Business and Politics: A Case-Based Approach:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 48 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
I følge praksis på MA IBC studienævn.
Description of the exam procedure

The students will have to answer one question, which is related to the lectures and the cases presented and discussed during the classes. 

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course provides an advanced focus on the European Union context for business strategy and business development. The European Union regulates and decides on a wide range of areas that are directly related to the daily issues facing business. These EU regulations and decisions have to do with specific legal principles and legislation. They regulate the limits of business operations as well as new business opportunities in a larger and harmonized market. With a strong focus on business case studies, this advanced course gives the students factual knowledge about the EU legal and policy context for business, and concrete examples of business strategies, dilemmas, paradoxes and decisions, that are directly related to this EU context. In so doing, the course covers the most important contemporary issues for business in the EU, such as the principles defining the Single European Market, EU competition policy and law, labour mobility, harmonized product standards, the financial sector in the Economic and Monetary Union, as well a series of key industrial sectors directly influenced by EU policy like energy, telecommunications, or air transport.

The course combines lectures and business cases (from Harvard or Marketline databases on business cases).

Description of the teaching methods
The course combines two elements. A first part is a conventional lecture by the teacher, introducing the topic and underlying the most important aspects of the topic. And a second part, which is a specific business case (from Harvard or Marketline databases on business cases) about a company situation or process in the given topic. It is very important that the students have read all the material before attending class and the case discussions. It will be assumed they have read the material. The cases will be shortly presented by students in groups or individually, and the teacher will conduct and steer the discussion in class, making sure the most crucial aspects of the case have come forward, particularly in relation to the previous lecture.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given in class during the lectures.
Student workload
Preparation - reading literature for classes 76 hours
Preparation - reading the cases 32 hours
Preparation - student presentation of cases 20 hours
Teaching - attending the classes 30 hours
Exam 48 hours
Expected literature

To be announced. It will be based on advanced material (research-based publications), as well as a series of 8 carefully selected case studies.

Last updated on 14-02-2019