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2021/2022  BA-BDMAV3001U  Internship

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Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
BSc in Digital Management
Course coordinator
  • Jacob Gowland Jørgensen - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Information technology
  • Management
  • Organisation
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 12-10-2021

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Learning objectives
After completing the course the students should be able to:
  • to gain practical experience relevant to the DM competency profile by working for a public or private, profit or non-profit organization
  • To secure experience of the Danish or international labour market outside of CBS so as to apply the skills addressed in DM 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 DM-related 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)
  • develop the ability to place the identified issues within the relevant academic literature
  • draw upon relevant theoretical insights and perspectives from the DM curriculum or beyond so as to analyze critically a problem or issue derived from this experience
  • reach a clear and well-reasoned conclusion based upon the research and findings
  • ensure a logical coherence between the research question, analysis and conclusion
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved (see section 13 of the Programme Regulations): 1
Compulsory home assignments
There will be one compulsory assignment halfway, where students will be asked to upload a brief summary (500-1000 words) that foregrounds the links between theory and practice. The assignment will help the student ensure that the report contains academic insights and reflections rooted in the education programme. The students need to pass the mandatory assignments in order to be allowed to take the exam of the course. If the assignment is not approved, the student will have to hand in a new and improved version. The students who fails to complete the compulsory assignment will not be able to take the ordinary exam.
Internship - 15 ECTS:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 20 pages
Assignment type Report
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
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.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

Internships offer an introduction to professional work environments. It provides an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a company, institution or organization that works professionally with issues relating to digital management.


In so doing, internships develop the professional skills of the students in terms of understanding, describing, explaining and applying the relevance of their academic knowlegde in a professional context for digital business management.


The main objective of internships is to bring into dialogue academic and theoretical knowledge with professional experiences. It is important that the report reflects this dialogue and that it is made into actionable knowledge that can be mobilized for further academic insights, for instance in the bachelor project or similar type of exam. Hence, the report contains four elements that will be handed in on a running basis every second week. 



Description of the teaching methods
Supervision from CBS and the organization
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback on the academic progress of the internship report consists of continuous feedback of the mandatory assignments as well as oral feedback during individual supervision sessions. The supervisor gives feedback on choice of topic, theme, problem formulation and research design during project writing.
Student workload
Internship 360 hours
Exam 52 hours
Last updated on 12-10-2021