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2021/2022  BA-BPOLO1354U  Business and Global Governance

English Title
Business and Global Governance

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory (also offered as elective)
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Third Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Cornel Ban - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • International political economy
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 26-10-2021

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Learning objectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge of diverse topics in the study of business in global governance as presented in readings and lectures.
  • Persuasively answer questions about business in global governance, using the readings from the course and following academic standards appropriate to a third year bachelor course
  • Apply these approaches to the main contemporary dilemmas facing international economic institutions, states, firms and civil society in the global political economy
  • Compare, evaluate and discuss approaches based on the syllabus and lectures.
Business and Global Governance:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 7 days to prepare
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
A new exam assignment must be answered. This applies to all students (failed, ill, or otherwise). A new due date is set by the programme administration.
Description of the exam procedure

The exam will ask you to address two questions from a pre-set list of 6 questions.



Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course gives students factual and theoretical knowledge of selected cases of business challeges, business strategies and international business regulation. The theoretical approaches are discussed and compared based on their inherent theoretical strengths and weaknesses as well as their practical relevance. 


The specific content and structure varies from year to year and is presented in the course plan on Canvas. The course provides a multifaceted understanding of the role of business in global governance from both a business and a societal perspective.

Further details are posted on Canvas.

Description of the teaching methods
Lectures and discussions of topics from the readings. The teaching philosophy balances classical education in the forms of lectures that impart knowledge and participatory education, in the form of a participatory lecturing style that encourages student involvement, responsibility and creativity.

In general, there will be 2x10 minute prerecorded lectures and 1 live lecture in each class. The live lecture will be limited to 20 minute rounds followed by 15 minutes of group work and 15 minutes of discussion. You will be divided into breakout rooms in which you will be responsible to address pre-set questions. The mandatory quiz questions will be selected from those pre-set questions to be posted on canvas.

This course emphasizes applied knowledge in the context of big questions that are relevant to business and society today. This means that when making arguments you will need to provide illustrations for the main points that you make using real-world examples from the world of business in society.
Feedback during the teaching period
The course seeks to offer feedback wherever feasible.

Lectures and classes will provide extensive opportunities for questions. Please feel free to take full advantage of the online ‘office hours’ offered by full-time staff members, although these can never be a substitute for participation in lectures and classes.

We also encourage you to ask questions or make comments in class and form self-study groups to secure peer feedback on your work.

Critically, there will be a multiple choice quiz in week 17 in which you will be asked to answer 5 questions from a list of 10. The questions will be posted in advance.

Also, on week 12 you will submit a 2 page literature review answering a question from a list of 5 questions dealing with the weeks 6-11. This will be peer graded based on a grid provided by the instructor. The instructor will provide collective feedback as well.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, group work etc.) 152 hours
Lectures and workshops 32 hours
Last updated on 26-10-2021