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2021/2022  BA-BEBUV2004U  Internship – 30 ECTS

English Title
Internship – 30 ECTS

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 30 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
Study Board for BSc in European Business
Course coordinator
  • Bjarke Møller - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Organisation
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 29/06/2021

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, the student must demonstrate the ability to:
  • Formulate a relevant research question that is empirically and theoretically relevant to the specific internship
  • Collect and critically assess empirical data relevant to addressing the research question and the methods used to gather that data.
  • Select, justify and apply a theoretical framework that is relevant for addressing the chosen research question
  • Analyze the tasks performed during the internship and critically discuss them in relation to relevant literature
  • Present the research question, analysis and conclusions in a way that complies with academic conventions in regard to structure, referencing and language.
  • Discuss how relevant the theoretical tools and other learning, including responsibility issues, from the European Business study programme were in helping you to complete your internship tasks.
  • Discuss your internship experience in the light of the European Business programme’s values, and the company, institution or organisations’ overall commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development goals /UN Global Compact.
  • Discuss how the company, institution or organisation is placed in a broader societal context while critically reflecting on how value is created and why it matters.
Examination
Internship:
Exam ECTS 30
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. 40 pages
Assignment type Report
Duration
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
45 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the student is sick at the time of the oral examination, the examiners can decide to postpone the examination.

The original written report may be resubmitted for the make-up examination, subject to agreement with the supervisor.
Description of the exam procedure

The examination is held after submission of an individual, written report. The examination is a 45 minute oral examination which includes a 10-minute student presentation, the examiners' discussion of the grade, and the awarding of the grade.

 

The examination must be held in the same language as the report is written in.


The report should cover max. 40 standard pages. The report should describe, analyse and discuss the internship tasks and experiences, as well as any challenges faced and how these were dealt with. This discussion should be framed within relevant academic literature.  The report should be structured as a conventional academic report, with a precise research question, literature review, methodology section and analysis where the theory is discussed in relation to the empirical data and student’s experiences, as well as correct academic referencing. The report should also include reflections on what the student has learned as a result of the internship, as well as on whether and how the academic skills learned at the BSc in European Business were helpful in carrying out the internship tasks. The report should also critically reflect on the internship tasks and experiences from the point of view of the values espoused by the BSc in European Business programme. Finally, it the student must demonstrate a basic understanding of how the company or organisation is placed in a broader societal context -  for instance how it deals with ethical dilemmas or is delivering concrete solutions to broader challenges for humanity (e.g, the Sustainable Development Goals),

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The aim of the internship is to combine theory with a professional practical learning experience in a company, institution or organisation that works with issues pertinent to the field of European Business. Ultimately, the course should enable the student to critically reflect on the internship experience from the perspective of the knowledge and mind-set learned on the BSc in European Business.

 

The internship should last a minimum of 3 months, full time (30+ hours per week); alternatively, the hours can be spread over a longer period, e.g. 15 hours per week for 6 months. The entire internship must take place in the same firm or organisation.
 
The student is responsible for finding a firm/organisation and establishing an agreement with it. The organisation/firm in question must specify the tasks that the student is to carry out. These tasks must be relevant to the competence profile of the BSc in European Business, as well as for the individual student’s study profile, and must contain an element of independent work. Here are some examples of relevant tasks (the list is not exhaustive):   

 

  • Contributing to market analyses or cultural analyses for business purposes
  • Contributing to or designing internationalisation strategies
  • Intercultural dissemination tasks
  • Economic analyses
  • Organisational analyses
  • Analyses or other tasks related to EU issues.

 

To support the student in writing the report, will receive 16 hours of supervision during the internship process. The student is responsible for finding a supervisor. The supervisor should be a faculty member with a specialization in the field in question. The supervisor will discuss the theoretical and empirical problem with the student and ensure that it is relevant to the internship course; s/he can also offer recommendations regarding relevant literature. If the student intends to gather data for a future project (e.g. a Bachelor thesis), s/he can also discuss this with the supervisor.

 

The report may be written in Danish or in English

 

* HA EB supports internships in own startup in connection with the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE). This requires an agreement with CSE, which follows a separate application process - for more information see: https://cse.cbs.dk/internship-with-ects/ Following an agreement with CSE an application must be sent in for pre-approval and registration of the internship at the HA EB Study Board, as with any other internship.

Description of the teaching methods
- Tasks agreed on in the approved internship agreement
- Supervision
Feedback during the teaching period
The student will receive feedback during the supervision
Student workload
Supervision 16 hours
Independent study, collection of data, and writing the project report 824 hours
Last updated on 29/06/2021