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2020/2021  BA-BBLCO2020U  Year 1 Research Project on Business and Organizations in a Global Society

English Title
Year 1 Research Project on Business and Organizations in a Global Society

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 and MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Charles Tackney - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Language
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 11-06-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Develop a research question or issue appropriate to the theme: “Global society as a context for business or organizations.”
  • Present through a literature review the various debates surrounding this topic and the gaps that warrant further social science inquiry.
  • Craft and enact a research methods approach to the stated research issue or question based on secondary sources.
  • Account concisely and critically for the theoretical, analytical, and empirical perspectives used in the project.
  • Specify and evaluate the project’s achievements, limitations, and further research prospects.
Year 1 Research Project on Business and Organisations in a Global Society:
Exam ECTS 7,5
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 3-5
Size of written product Max. 40 pages
The size of the written report is 30 pages for 3 students and 40 pages for 4-5 students in the group. If granted an exemption to write individually or in pairs, students must submit 20 or 30 pages respectively.
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
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
If the project is failed, 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.

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

If granted an exemption to write individually, students do an oral exam of 30 min. If granted an exemption to write two, students do an oral exam of 40 min.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The Year 1 Research Project is a research-oriented, participatory group project in which the student group takes up an original research topic inspired by the theme: “Global society as a context for business or organizations.” Project groups select a problem they wish to study and define a research question or issue, which serves as a guideline for the project, with guidance from an assigned supervisor.


Theoretical, empirical and methodological material from the first year courses should be the main academic foundation of the project work, but supplemental material may be included if this is essential or helpful to a proper project inquiry.


The Year 1 Research Project does not oblige primary data collection or analysis, secondary data is sufficient.


The project should be structured as a standard social science report, including an Introduction, where the research issue is stated and literature reviewed, Method, Data, Discussion, References, Table, Figure, and Appendix sections. The American Psychological Association (APA) paper format is one way to structure the Project Report.

Description of the teaching methods
Intro lecture and group work in the formed project groups.
Feedback during the teaching period
In the framework of this course, feedback is given on the basis of a written assignment, such as a preliminary project proposal. In a workshop setting the student groups are given the chance to present their work and receive tailor-made comments by a CBS teacher as well as peer-feedback from the class.
Student workload
Lectures 9 hours
Project work 196.5 hours
Oral exam 0.5 hours
Total 206 hours
Expected literature

To be found by the students

Last updated on 11-06-2020