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2021/2022  BA-BASPV1001U  Internship 7.5 ECTS

English Title
Internship 7.5 ECTS

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Business, Asian Language and Culture
Course coordinator
  • Toshimitsu Ueta - Department of International Economics, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Cultural studies
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 30-06-2021

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Learning objectives
  • Gain practical experience relevant to the IBA competency profile by working for a public or private, profit or non-profit organization
  • Secure experience of the Danish or international labor market outside of CBS so as to apply the skills addressed in IBA courses
  • Develop a balanced, critical and reflexive understanding of the internship organization and the economic, political and social context within which it is situated
  • Identify challenges or issues within the organization or the context within which it is situated and, on the basis of this, pose an appropriate research question(s)
  • Draw upon relevant academic literature
  • Reach a clear and well-reasoned conclusion based upon empirical analysis and findings
  • Critically reflect on the reliability of information and interpretation in the empirical analysis although systematic analysis based on a formal method is not required
  • Ensure a logical coherence between the research question, analysis, and conclusion
Internship 7,5 ECTS:
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 Report
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale Pass / Fail
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Autumn and Spring, Hand-in deadline of internship reports
Autumn semester: 1st March
Spring semester: 1st October
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Re-take exam if ordinary exam is failed: A substantially revised and improved version of the original report must be handed in.
Make-up exam when ill for the ordinary exam: Original report submitted upon a new set deadline.
Description of the exam procedure

There is no specific requirement concerning the structure of a report, but it typically contains the following components: 1) a description of the organization and the internship along with the research question, 2) a brief literature review related to the research question, 3) an empirical analysis to answer the research question (formal method is not required), and 4) discussion and conclusion. A bibliography consisting of scientific literature referenced in the report should be included.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The eligibility of proposed internships is evaluated by the academic supervisor, the course coordinator, and the Study Board on the basis of two criteria:


1.      The relevance of the host organization.

The activities of the host organization must be related to the IBA competency profile. Organizations related to business in Asia are desirable, but other organizations can be considered as far as they are relevant to the competency profile.

2.      The relevance of the internship position.

The student’s responsibilities during the internship should be related to the IBA competency profile. The application for pre-approval should show how the internship will address the competency profile and provide a basis for a report that will meet learning objectives listed above.


IBA supports internships in startups in connection with CSE. This requires an agreement with CSE, which follows a separate application process - for more information see: https://cse.cbs.dk/internship-with-ects/.


Please also see the information at my.cbs.dk in the menu under Choices & Options> Internship> Academic Internship

Description of the teaching methods
4 supervision hours
Feedback during the teaching period
Report and research paper supervision should always be a two-way process. Students are encouraged to seek feedback on their work by maintaining contact with their academic supervisor. To benefit the most from academic supervision, it is recommended to be well-prepared for supervision sessions but without losing flexibility to new ideas coming out of discussion.
Student workload
Supervision hours 4 hours
Preparation and exam (excluding internship hours) 202 hours
Further Information

An internship requires a pre-approval by an academic supervisor and a course coordinator prior to the start of the internship. It is recommended to submit an application for the pre-approval early so that the pre-approval would be given before the semester starts. Before applying, students are asked to read the course description and the Internship page on MyCBS carefully.


The pre-approval procedure applies to internships at CSE too. Following an agreement with CSE, a student should submit the pre-approval application timely.”


A 7.5 ECTS internship requires a minimum of 225 hours of documented employment.


Please note it is only possible to take one internship. Students should therefore decide whether it should be for 7.5 or 15 ECTS

Last updated on 30-06-2021