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2021/2022  KAN-CFSMO1114U  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
  • Bjarne Astrup Jensen - 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
Aim of the course is to provide a real-life experience in the form of a consulting report, researched and written by a team of junior consultants (students). The student should apply the analytical skills acquired during the first year on a problem of relevance to a company or an organisation.

The aim of the course is to:
  • provide the participants with an in-depth knowledge in a specified problem area in finance, economics, and/or corporate strategy
  • apply concepts and analytical skills acquired during the first year of graduate study to a specific problem
  • train the participants with respect to writing a report that follows academic standards and clearly communicates the problem and the analysis within a limited time period based on teamwork
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. 45 pages
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.
Description of the exam procedure

The project is conducted in groups over a period of 1 month.

The department provides each group with a supervisor.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

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

Description of the teaching methods
Student group work with an associated academic supervisor
Feedback during the teaching period
The students can obtain feedback on their work in progress from their supervisor to the extent that time permits.
Student workload
Class lectures 2 hours
Project work 204 hours
Expected literature

All of the literature in the FSM concentration’s first-year curricula.

Last updated on 18-06-2021