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2022/2023  BA-BDMAO3022U  Bachelor Project

English Title
Bachelor Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
BSc in Digital Management
Course coordinator
  • Jacob Gowland Jørgensen - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Information technology
  • Methodology and philosophy of science
  • Organisation
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 20-06-2022

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Learning objectives
  • Formulate, delimit and analyze a problem within the framework of the DM program
  • Select and adapt theories relevant to the problem and the analysis
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the theories and methods relevant to the project
  • Substantiate the chosen method and research design
  • Ensure a logical coherence between research question, analysis and conclusion
  • Structure and present the material in a clearly formulated and accessible form in terms of both language and content
Bachelor 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 Oral group exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 2-4
Size of written product Max. 80 pages
Maximum number of pages:

1 student: 40 pages
2 students: 60 pages
3 students: 70 pages
4 students: 80 pages
Assignment type Bachelor 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

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.
Regulations regarding the summary The summary is in English and is a part of the project and should be between 400-700 words. The summary will be a part of the assessment.
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
The re-take takes place according to the same rules as the regular examination. However, the following supplementary rules apply:

If a student is ill at the oral exam the student must re-submit the original project.

For projects, where some of the group members receive a grade 00 or below at the oral defence, these students must submit, before the re-take, individual supplementary written material on aspects of the project specified by the examiner and external censor. For guidance in this respect, the examiner and external examiner will within eight working days of the oral examination give a written critique of the respective student performance and specify the supplementary material needed.

For projects where all members are awarded a grade of 00 or below at the oral deference, the overall project is deemed unacceptable. Before the re-take the project must be revised and improved. For guidance in this respect, the examiner and external censor will give a brief written critique of the project within eight working days of the oral examination.
Description of the exam procedure
The grade given will reflect an overall assessment of the project, the oral presentation, and the defence. 
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The Bachelor Project concludes the undergraduate programme. The objectives of the Bachelor Project are a continuation of the overall DM programme.


In the Bachelor Project students have an opportunity to explore an issue of interest within an interdisciplinary framework.


Students should build on knowledge already acquired during the programme, formulate a research question within the framework of the DM programme and, if possible, choose their research question in collaboration with an organisation. The research question may benefit from problems and issues experienced during students’ internship, if the student has participated in an internship programme.


At the beginning of the semester, the course coordinator hosts a workshop. It is intended to help you critically reflect upon the structure and content of your project, allow you to practice presenting the main ideas of your project to an audience talking about methodological, theoretical and analytical matters in a coherent way. You are expected to participate in the workshop. 


Students can find further information about writing a Bachelor Project here  my.cbs.dk => Bachelor Project.


Description of the teaching methods
The bachelor project is written individually or in groups, so that students may focus on a topic of mutual interest, refine this topic into a research issue, and work together to design, conduct, and present a project.

Students are themselves responsible for forming groups, which is the recommended way of working with the project. If the student encounters problems in the process, they can contact the course coordinator. We encourage students to start the process of reflecting on common interests, group formations and supervisor choice well in advance of the active writing period, preferably 3 months before.

The Bachelor Project experience involves peer-to-peer learning, project supervision from a supervisor, and the learning experience found in the preparation, submission, presentation and examination.

The Bachelor Project enhances the reflective understanding and sensibility of students in the proper use of subject material taught in courses or otherwise acquired.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is an integral part of the project-writing process. From the outset, students are strongly encouraged and advised to play a full part in review sessions and other opportunities to secure feedback from both teaching staff and peers.

Students should also maintain contact with their supervisor on a regular basis and prepare in advance for supervision sessions by drawing up an agenda listing questions or issues.
Student workload
Preparation of Thesis 380 hours
Preparation of Exam 32 hours
Total 412 hours
Further Information

Number of hours allocated for supervision:


7 hours for 1 student (40 pages)

12 hours for 2 students (60 pages)

16 hours for 3 students (70 pages)

18 hours for 4 students (80 pages)

Expected literature

Recommended literature

Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, and William T. FitzGerald. 2016. The craft of research. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.




Last updated on 20-06-2022