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2021/2022  DIP-DIBUO6001U  Final Project (online)

English Title
Final Project (online)

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Graduate Diploma
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (part 2)
Course coordinator
  • Michael Jakobsen - Department of International Economics, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 03-12-2021

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Learning objectives
  • Be able to select relevant theories, models and methods and apply these to the analysis of the research question defined by the student.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of the theories, models and methods.
  • Formulate a relevant and defined research question within the program’s subject area to structure the work with the final project.
  • Analyze the research question based on the chosen theories, methods or models and provide academically substantiated and documented conclusions.
  • Explain and evaluate the connection between formulating a research question, developing method(s), selecting and applying theory, empirical data collection, analysis and conclusion.
  • Communicate the results, in writing as well as orally, on a high linguistic and academic level.
  • Obtain and use relevant literature from the Curriculum of the Graduate Diploma in International Business and outside the Curriculum.
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
The Graduate Diploma in International Business constitutes a progressive program.
It is therefore a prerequisite for the final project that the student has passed or is registered for the exams on the first, second and third semester.
Final Project:
Exam ECTS 15
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, see also the rules about examination forms in the programme regulations.
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 80 pages
Assignment type Graduate Diploma project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
60 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-point grading scale

The student’s spelling and writing skills are taken into consideration in the overall assessment of the examination performance, but the academic content is given the highest weight.
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure




Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The purpose of the final project on the fourth semester is to apply the knowledge, skills and competences acquired by the student during the program to a specific problem. The student must formulate, analyze and draw conclusions from a complex problem of choice connected to the content of the program and communicate these results on a high academic and linguistic level. Typically, final projects are concerned with aspects of a specific company’s planning and management of its international activities.


The project must be written individually or in groups of max. two people.

Description of the teaching methods
A supervisor for the project is appointed to each student.

The supervisor provides supervision throughout the process and acts as examiner.
Feedback during the teaching period
Nine hours of supervision are allocated if the project is written by one person, and 12 hours if it is written by two people.
This includes the time spent on preparation, communication and administration by the supervisor.

Supervision must be held within the ordinary deadline for submission.

The student can get 2 extra hours of supervision, when participating in the retake exam for Final project. This is only, if all the supervision hours assigned to the student for the ordinary exam has been used and the students has made an attempt at the ordinary exam.
Student workload
Preparation for supervision meetings 30 hours
Preparation of the Final Project 360 hours
Preparation + exam activity 20 hours
Further Information

Deadline for submitting the final project May 2022


The oral examination will be held in June 2022.


The precise date will follow.


All dates will be published on Canvas.

Last updated on 03-12-2021