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2020/2021  DIP-DIBUO2001U  Final Project

English Title
Final Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Graduate Diploma
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (part 2)
Course coordinator
  • Evis Sinani - Department of International Economics, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 23-06-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Know and understand theories, models and methods from the programme that can be used to clarify a specific problem chosen by the student.
  • Be able to select relevant theories, models and methods and apply these to the analysis of the problem.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of the theories, models and methods.
  • Formulate a relevant and defined problem within the programme’s subject area to structure the work with the final project.
  • Analyse the problem in question on the basis of the chosen theories, methods or models and provide academically substantiated and documented conclusions.
  • Explain and evaluate the methods used clarify the problem.
  • Explain and evaluate the connection between formulating a problem, developing method(s), selecting and applying theory, empirical data collection, analysis and conclusion.
  • Communicate the results, in writing as well as orally, on a high linguistic and academic level.
  • Identify, formulate, delimit, analyse and solve complex problems within the programme’s subject area through the use of an explicit, considered approach (method) as well as scientific theory or models.
  • Obtain and use relevant literature from the syllabus of the Graduate Diploma in International Business and outside the syllabus.
  • Obtain, process and analyse relevant empirical material on an academic basis.
Course prerequisites
The Graduate Diploma in International Business constitutes a progressive programme. It is therefore a prerequisite for the Final project that the student has passed or is registered for the exams on the first, second and third semester.
Final 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 exam
Size of written product Max. 80 pages
Assignment type Graduate Diploma project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
60 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.
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The purpose of the final project on the fourth semester is to apply the knowledge, skills and competences acquired by the student during the programme to a specific problem. The student must formulate, analyse and draw conclusions from a complex problem of choice connected to the content of the programme and communicate these results on a high academic and linguistic level. Typically, final projects are concerned with aspects of a specific company’s planning and management of its international activities.


The project must be written individually or in groups of max. two people.

Description of the teaching methods
A supervisor for the project is appointed to each student. The supervisor provides supervision throughout the process and acts as examiner.
Feedback during the teaching period
Nine hours of supervision are allocated if the project is written by one person and 12 hours if it is written by two people. This includes the time spent on preparation, communication and administration etc. by the supervisor.

Supervision must be held within the ordinary deadline for submission. After this, the student is no longer entitled to further supervision, not even in connection with make-up exams/retakes.
Student workload
Preparation for supervision meetings 30 hours
Preparation of the Final Project 250 hours
Preparation + exam activity 20 hours
Further Information

Deadline for submitting the final project xx May 2022


The oral examination will be held in weeks xx and xx, 2022.

Last updated on 23-06-2020