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2021/2022  KAN-CASCO1006U  Business Project

English Title
Business Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Peter Skærbæk - Department of Accounting (AA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 18-06-2021

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Learning objectives
The objective of the course is to provide the students with a competence in the application of the theories, models and tools taught at the program. The students are encouraged to carry out case studies to analyse and reflect upon the various issues in practice, and develop analytical, design and implementation competencies.
At the exam the students must be able to:
Formulate relevant problems.
Apply theories to an empirical setting.
Solve real practical issues.
Show an ability to choose relevant theories.
Critically reflect upon practices.
Business Project:
Exam ECTS 7,5
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 oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 3-5
Size of written product Max. 50 pages
5 persons: 50 pages
4 persons: 40 pages
3 persons: 30 pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 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 Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The project is conducted in groups over a period of 1 month. Each group will receive 5 hours of supervision.


* if a student is absent from the oral exam due to documented illness but has handed in the written group product she/he does not have to submit a new product for the re-take.  However the group product must be uploaded once again on Digital Exam.

* if a whole group fails the oral exam they must hand in a revised product for the re-take.

* if one student in the group fails the oral exam the course coordinator chooses whether the student will have the oral exam on the basis of the same product or if he/she has to hand in a revised product for the re- take.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The student should formulate relevant accounting problems and use theories to solve these problems

Description of the teaching methods
The aim of the course is to train the students in the use of the different theories and models used in the concentration. The course provides an opportunity to apply the theoretical foundation in a real life setting, and develop their analytical, design and implementation competencies.
Additionally, it is sought to train the student in the application of theory through the writing process.

Development of individual and social skills (competencies)
Writing and cooperative skills are developed through teamwork and the writing process.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback by supervisors during supervision
Student workload
Deltagelse i undervisning 5 hours
Eksamensforberedelse 20 hours
Forberedelse 181 hours
Expected literature

This course is a foundation course and complementary to all courses taught in the first year of the ASC concentration. 

Materials from the other courses

Last updated on 18-06-2021