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2020/2021  BA-BPOLO1285U  Bachelor Project

English Title
Bachelor Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 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/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Mads Dagnis Jensen - Department of International Economics, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Political Science
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 18-08-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Independently formulate and justify research questions.
  • Select, combine and apply relevant concepts and theories in relation to specified research questions.
  • Select and use relevant quantitative or qualitative methods to answer such research questions.
  • Identify and use relevant scholarly literature.
  • Formulate and present (orally and in writing) coherently argued answers, combining theory, methodology and data, to the research question posed.
  • Reflect critically on the choice of methods and data as well as the quality of the answers produced.
Bachelor Project:
Exam ECTS 15
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 Individual oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 4
Size of written product Max. 80 pages
• 4 students: 72-80 pages
• 3 students: 63-70 pages
• 2 students 54-60 pages
• 1 student:: 36-40 pages
Assignment type Bachelor project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
30 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-point grading scale

The student’s spelling and writing skills are taken into consideration in the overall assessment of the examination performance, but the academic content is given the highest weight.
Regulations regarding the summary The summary can be written in English or in a Scandinavian language (Danish, Swedish or Norwegian). The summary is part of the page count.
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Re-exam when the ordinary exam is failed (grade -3 or U) is an individual oral exam (30 minutes per student) based on the original report (40-80 pages depending on group size) and 5 to 10 standard page supplement. The report must also be resubmitted.

Make-up exam when ill with Doctor's certificate at the ordinary exam is an individual oral exam (30 minutes per student) based on the original report. The report must also be resubmitted.

Make-up exam when ill with Doctor's certificate during the writing of the project is the same as the ordinary exam.
Description of the exam procedure


It is possible to apply for exemption to take the oral exam as a group. A group oral exam will be max. 1 hour and 30 minutes including discussion and giving of grades. The exemption must be sent to the Study Board no later than the project hand in deadline. An exemption reqest must be sent from each member of the group.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This capstone project is the conclusion of the BSc in international Business and Politics. It is an independent project, written under supervision, and students can pursue their own interests within the broad area of international business and politics. Projects can pursue a purely theoretical question, or they can focus on an action- or policy-oriented problem, or they can pose problems that combine such elements. The supervisor will be assigned based on the subject area of the project.  


Approximately 3 weeks before hand-in a bachelor student conference is held. It is intended to help you to critically reflect upon the content and set-up of your thesis, allow you to practice presenting the main ideas of your thesis to an audience talking about methodological, theoretical and analytical matters in a coherent way. You are expected to participate in the bachelor student conference,

Description of the teaching methods
Face-to-face teaching: Cluster supervision, individual supervision and student conference.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is an integral part of the project and dissertation-writing process. From the outset, students are strongly encouraged and advised to play a full part in review sessions and other opportunities to secure feedback from both teaching staff and peers. Students should also maintain contact with their cluster supervisor on a regular basis and prepare in advance for supervision sessions by drawing up an agenda listing questions or issues. The bachelor student conference towards the end offers the opportunity of receiving and giving feedback as well as practicing for the oral exam.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, writing) 184 hours
Student conference 8 hours
Exam (incl. preparation for the exam and actual exam period) 16 hours
Further Information

Number of hours allocated for supervision:


7 hours for 1 student (40 pages)

12 hours for 2 students (60 pages)

16 hours for 3 students (70 pages)

18 hours for 4 students (80 pages)

Last updated on 18-08-2020