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2021/2022  KAN-CFIVO1008U  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
  • Claus Munk - Department of Finance (FI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Finance
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 18-06-2021

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Learning objectives
  • to develop an in-depth knowledge of a specific financial topic
  • to clearly state, delimit, and motivate a specific problem
  • to apply the concepts and analytical skills acquired during the first year to a specific problem
  • to search for relevant literature and/or data
  • to organize group work with a given deadline
  • to write a report that follows academic standards and clearly communicates the problem, analysis, and conclusions
Business Project:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Group exam
Please note the rules in the Programme Regulations about identification of individual contributions.
Number of people in the group 3-4
Size of written product Max. 60 pages
Max. 15 pages per student in the group
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
* if a whole group fails the exam they must hand in a revised product for the re-take.
* if one student in the group fails the exam the examiner chooses whether the student will have the re-take on the basis of a new or a revised project.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The students work in groups on a financial problem or topic relevant for the financial industry using the analytical skills acquired in the courses taken so far. Based on the analysis, the students write a report.

Student groups suggest two topics from which one is selected and an academic supervisor is appointed. The supervisor can assist the group in the exact problem formulation, in the problem analysis, and in ensuring that the report lives up to academic standards. One of the two topics can be formulated in cooperation with a company in which case the report resembles a consulting report, researched and written by a team of junior consultants (students), but the analysis and report still have to meet academic standards.  The business project is written in the course of 5-6 weeks. The report is evaluated by the academic supervisor. If a company is involved in the project, the students must also prepare an executive summary for the company. 

An introductory information meeting is held early in the semester where the exact procedures for choice of topics, the formation of groups, and the allocation of supervisor, as well as the relevant deadlines are announced

Description of the teaching methods
Work in student groups with an associated academic supervisor
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is given during supervision
Student workload
Reading, analyzing, discussing, etc. 150 hours
Writing the report 56 hours
Last updated on 18-06-2021