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2020/2021  BA-BBLCO1224U  Globalisation Studies

English Title
Globalisation Studies

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc and MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Lotte Thomsen - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 11-06-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Describe ongoing changes in the global economy
  • Analyse implications of globalisation for businesses and organisations
  • Explain and discuss how and why these implications vary between different places
  • Write short academic papers on businesses and organisations in a global world, based on the course literature
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved (see s. 13 of the Programme Regulations): 2
Compulsory home assignments
To qualify for the essay exam, students will have to pass two assessments:

1. Online group hand-in of 1 page containing essay topics, introductions and research questions. Topics must comply to the course learning objectives and make use of the course syllabus. The introduction must be approved online by a supervisor before students can take the course exam. Short written feed-back will be provided online.

2. Face-to-face presentation of essay written during the course to a designated supervisor (faculty) in groups. Presentation is done by the group of which all members must be present and actively take part in the presentation and following discussion. The essay and presentation must be approved by the supervisor before students can take the exam. Oral feed-back will be given to the group.

Both assignments will be approved/dismissed on the basis of content as well as academic writing.

Students who due to illness or other excused absence cannot participate shall instead individually hand in a three pages assignment. The assignment will be approved/dismissed on the basis of compliance with the learning objectives.
Globalisation Studies:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Essay
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The exam essay should be based on the exam material and the course literature. It should fulfill the requirements of the learning objectives and as the academic writing taught in the course.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course on Globalisation Studies is intended to provide students with knowledge of economic globalisation and its dynamics in a changing world.
The course is concerned with how globalisation plays out differently in different places, and how the gains and effects are uneven. The social and environmental impact of economic globalisation is a key concern, whereas aspects of climate change, sustainability and also the gains of globalisation are focal points. The themes taught are illustrated by selected industries and sectors to which globalisation has been important.


Two overall themes will thus cut across the course:

1.      The dynamics of businesses and networks in a global world

2.      The social and environmental impact of globalisation in different places




Description of the teaching methods
The course consists of a combination of:
1. Lectures for which we expect a very high degree of student preparation and participation. Students should come to class prepared to use any assigned material including the course syllabus. For some classes there may also be online assignments to be done before class. In these cases, students are expected to engage with an average of one hour teaching/ preparation online, followed by an average of 2 hours face-to-face teaching in class. Expectations will be announced on Canvas for each class.
2. Essay writing in groups takes place in class with the help of teachers, and also between classes as group work. There are also online assignments.
Feedback during the teaching period
• Peer feedback, teacher supervision and feedback on essays
• Online and personal feedback on different activities
• For the period of teaching, individual feedback is offered during ‘office hours’ provided by faculty staff members teaching in the course (see day and time on Canvas).
Student workload
Lectures 21 hours
Workshop 16 hours
Preparation and exam 170 hours
Total 206 hours
Expected literature

Peter Dicken (2014) Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy, Sage. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9,10, 11, 14, 17



Last updated on 11-06-2020