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2020/2021  BA-BISHO5002U  Internship II

English Title
Internship II

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course First Quarter, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Shipping and Trade
Course coordinator
  • René Taudal Poulsen - Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 30-06-2020

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Learning objectives
It is important to keep in mind that in spite of the different focus areas the internship report for each internship must include the following learning objectives:
  • Describe a practical, real-life problem of strategic or organizational nature for a maritime company and organization
  • Propose and argue for a solution to the problem based on selected theories or models from previous courses within the bachelor program
  • Explain the proposed solution in such a way that colleagues from different departments of a company or organization are able to understand their argumentation
Internship II:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam
Individual or group exam Group exam
Number of people in the group 3-5
Duration 10 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale Pass / Fail
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The topic of Internship II is real-life problems of a strategic or organizational nature, which maritime companies and organizations are currently facing. The course focuses on finding solutions to such problems. It allows students to leverage their practical experiences from their shipping internships as well as their theoretical training from previous courses of the bachelor program to address current real-life problems for maritime companies and organizations.


Based on their own experiences in the respective internships students are expected to identify and describe an organizational or strategic challenge, which maritime companies and organizations are encountering. Students shall describe the nature of the challenge and discuss possible solutions to it. In point out solutions, students shall refer to selected theories or models from previous courses of the bachelor program such as (but not restricted to) strategic management, finance, marketing, organizational analysis, operations and logistics management, micro-economics and maritime law. Students are expected to explain how theories or models can inform and guide solutions for the challenges that maritime companies and organizations experience.


The course will train students in describing and discussing real-life maritime problems. It is organized as a workshop, in which groups of students present a problem and a proposed solution. Students are expected to present in such a way that colleagues from other departments within a shipping organization can understand their argumentation and engage in a discussion on the proposed solution.

Description of the teaching methods
The course is organized as a half day workshop and structured around student group presentations. Groups of up to 5 students will present a practical real-life problem, which they have encountered during their internship, and provide a possible solution, which will be discussed in plenum.

Group presentation is a very good incentive for the preparation to the examination.

Senior master mariner students and marine engineer students from the Svendborg International Maritime Academy (SIMAC) will also participate in the work shop and present their ongoing bachelor theses. During the workshop, students will have the opportunity to train their communicative skills, as they explain a problem and propose a solution to colleagues from other departments of a shipping organization.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given during group presentation by both the teachers and the students.
Student workload
internship 450 hours
exam 37 hours
Last updated on 30-06-2020