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2020/2021  BA-BINBO1802U  GLOBE Capstone Project

English Title
GLOBE Capstone Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Spring, First Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Business
Course coordinator
  • Filipe Leal - Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI)
  • Mathilde Kjaergaard Jakobsen - Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 02-07-2020

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or

  • • Understand how to approach a complex business problem and articulate a crisp definition of it
  • • Structure a problem in a logical and comprehensive manner, and identify its key issues and interdependencies
  • • Perform sound quantitative and qualitative analysis and draw compelling insights from them
  • • Recommend an actionable solution to the problem and reflect critically on its implementation and potential limitations
  • • Develop an effective slide deck and present it persuasively
GLOBE Capstone Project:
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 4-5
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
10 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 Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The exam is based upon  the written project and an oral exam. In the project, students discuss how they applied the 7-steps of problem solving to their project. In the oral exam, students present the project setup and their recommendation. 


The presentation content may deviate from the report content. The students may have gotten new data or insights, which they can incorporate in the final presentation. The grade is based on content, as well as delivery.


Course content, structure and pedagogical approach


Today, companies look for employees who can analyze problems logically, derive solutions, communicate ideas clearly, manage implementation, and lead others in achieving impact. These are the core skills of problem solving, which have a disproportionate value in the marketplace.


This course teaches students how to solve complex business problems. It is a blended learning of theory, practice, and experience. Students learn a structured, inductive approach to problem solving. Besides providing students with the latest theories and concepts, this course will also grants them a unique chance to learn by doing. Students work with entrepreneurial companies in a real-life assignment. 


Students are encouraged to engage with startups defined by the teachers. However, they are free to collaborate with other startups, as long as their choice is validated by the faculty. Student groups drive the collaboration and project independently from the faculty.



Description of the teaching methods
Students will have a chance to apply the learnings in real-life, at the case company. First, students will identify and

define a problem to solve. Then, they will follow the method taught and leverage their functional knowledge to solve

the problem. Finally, they will present a pragmatic and actionable recommendation to the company during their field

visit. The students may assist the companies in the implementation.
Feedback during the teaching period
feedback will be given during the presentations in class and supervision sessions.
Student workload
class 42 hours
eksamen 37 hours
study trip 37 hours
project 64 hours
Last updated on 02-07-2020