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2020/2021  BA-BPOLO2003U  EU Business and Politics

English Title
EU Business and Politics

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
  • Janine Leschke - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
  • Manuele Citi - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Political Science
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 24-06-2020

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Learning objectives
  • analyze core EU institutional structures and assess the ways in which business and societal interests interact with them
  • evaluate changes in EU policies and institutions and their implications for the business environment.
  • explain basic theories of EU integration.
  • show analytical proficiency in handling research questions and in supporting theory-driven arguments with relevant empirical evidence.
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): 1
Compulsory home assignments
The mandatory assignment is a 5 page take home assignment.
The mandatory assignment must be approved for the student to participate in the final exam.

Feedback on the assignment will be provided in class.

The assignment will be placed after session 4 or 5.

If the mandatory assignment is not approved or there has been documented illness a second assignment (5 page) will be offered before the ordinary exam takes place.

Please note that to submit the retake mandatory assignment it is a precondition that the student has made a valid attempt in the set activity (submitted a written 5-page assignment, NOT a blank), unless it can be documented that the lack of submission/participation was caused by illness or similar circumstances.

More information on prerequisites for participating in the exam: compulsory activities can be found in the BSc IBP Programme Regulations §13.1-5.
EU Business and Politics:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal 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)
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course focusses on the EU institutional environment and discusses the governance of the internal market with a particular focus on business related policies. It also reflects upon some of the current challenges to European integration and disintegration, such as the origins and consequences of the financial crisis, and how protectionism and the Brexit process affects internal and external trade. Moreover, it addresses some important issues of economic, social and environmental sustainability. Overall, the course aims to provide the students with a deep understanding of 1) the EU institutions and how they interact with business and social actors to produce legislation; 2) how the internal market is regulated and in particular the role played by competition policy; 3) classical and contemporary theories of political and economic integration; 4) the EU policy areas that are of the

greatest relevance for business.

Description of the teaching methods
Lectures and group discussions.
Feedback during the teaching period
We try to offer feedback in response to your questions and work whenever feasible. 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 based on your readings and form self-study groups to secure peer feedback on your work. You will receive collective feedback after the mandatory assignment and we encourage peer feedback on the mandatory assignment.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, group work etc.) 132 hours
Lectures / class exercises / “homework cafés” / workshops etc. 36 hours
Exam (incl. preparation for the exam and actual exam period) 40 hours
Last updated on 24-06-2020