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2021/2022  KAN-CIBSO1003U  Business Project in International Business

English Title
Business Project in International Business

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
  • Steffen Brenner - Department of International Economics, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 18-06-2021

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Learning objectives
  • The student should solve a real-world business problem applying the theories and methods that have been taught at the 1st and 2nd semester of the IB program.
  • The student should write a report that addresses the chosen problem in a clear and direct fashion. The results should be communicated in a way that is meaningful both to practitioners and academics.
  • The student should collect and analyze data that can be helpful in analyzing the concrete business problem.
Business Project in International Business:
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 Oral group exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 2-5
Size of written product Max. 50 pages
Max. 10 pages pr. student
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
15 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 external examiner
Exam period Summer and Summer
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 course coordinator chooses whether the student will have the 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 aim of the course is to make students apply the analytical skills and techniques acquired during the first year of the program on a problem that is relevant to a company, an organization or another outside partner. 
The analysis should result in a “consultancy” report addressing a relevant problem for an external partner, i.e. the focus should not only be on theory but also on practical problem solving and advise.

Description of the teaching methods
Three lectures (with focus on introducing the business project and Q&A).
Supervision by relevant faculty (agreements are made bilaterally).
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given in different forms:

1) Individual feedback during office hours.

2) Individual/group-level feedback during supervision meetings.

3) Peer-level feedback during presentations.
Student workload
lectures 9 hours
preparation for classes and report writing 197 hours
Last updated on 18-06-2021