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2020/2021  BA-BPOLO1354U  Business and Global Governance

English Title
Business and Global Governance

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Third Quarter
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
  • Cornel Ban - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • International political economy
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 24-06-2020

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Learning objectives
• Integrate diverse topics in the study of business in global governance as presented in readings and lectures.
• Formulate and persuasively answer questions about business of global governance, using the readings from the course and following academic standards appropriate to a third year bachelor course
• Apply these approaches to the main contemporary dilemmas facing international institutions, states, firms and civil society groups in the global political economy
• Compare, evaluate and discuss approaches based on the syllabus and lectures
Business and Global Governance:
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 Written assignment
Duration 7 days to prepare
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
A new exam assignment must be answered. This applies to all students (failed, ill, or otherwise). A new due date is set by the programme administration.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course gives students factual and theoretical knowledge of selected cases of business strategies, institutional forms, governance principles and international business regulation. The theoretical approaches are discussed and compared based on their inherent theoretical strengths and weaknesses as well as their applicability to business practices.


The course includes classical empirical cases and theories, but it also emphasizes contemporary relevance of both cases and theories. Therefore, the specific content and structure varies from year to year and is presented in the course plan on Canvas. The course provides a multifaceted understanding of the role of business in global governance from both a business and a societal perspective.

Further details are posted on Canvas.

Description of the teaching methods
Lectures and discussions of topics from the readings.
Feedback during the teaching period
The course seeks to offer feedback wherever feasible. Lectures and classes will provide extensive opportunities for questions. Please feel free to take full advantage of the ‘office hours’ offered by full-time staff members, although these can never be a substitute for participation in lectures and classes. We also encourage you to ask questions or make comments in class and form self-study groups to secure peer feedback on your work.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, group work etc.) 152 hours
Lectures and workshops 32 hours
Last updated on 24-06-2020