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2022/2023  BA-BEBUV2003U  Internship - 22,5 ECTS

English Title
Internship - 22,5 ECTS

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 22.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in European Business
Course coordinator
  • Kevin McGovern - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Organisation
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 28-04-2022

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, the student must demonstrate the ability to:
  • Formulate a research question that is empirically and theoretically relevant to their internship
  • Collect and critically assess relevant empirical data and methods of data collection
  • Select, justify and apply a relevant theoretical framework
  • Critically discuss the tasks performed during the internship in relation to relevant literature
  • Comply with academic conventions regarding structure, referencing and language
  • Discuss the relevance of theoretical tools and other learning from the European Business programme in relation to internship tasks
  • Discuss how the company or organisation is placed in a broader societal context while critically reflecting on how value is created
Exam ECTS 22,5
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 exam
Size of written product Max. 30 pages
Assignment type Report
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
30 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 Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the student is sick at the time of the oral examination, the examiners can decide to postpone the examination.

The original written report may be resubmitted for the make-up examination, subject to agreement with the supervisor.
Description of the exam procedure

The examination is held after submission of an individual, written report. The examination is a 30 minute oral examination which includes a 5-minute student presentation, the examiners' discussion of the grade, and the awarding of the grade.


The examination must be held in the same language as the report is written in.


The report should be between 25 and 30 standard pages. The report should describe, analyse and discuss the internship tasks and experiences, as well as any challenges faced and how these were dealt with. This discussion should be framed in relation to academic literature.  The report should be structured as a conventional academic report, with a precise research question, literature review, methodology section and analysis where the theory is discussed in relation to the empirical data and the student’s experiences, as well as correct academic referencing. The report should include critical reflections on what the student has learned as a result of the internship, and how the company or organisation is placed in a broader societal context. The report must also reflect on how the academic skills learned at the BSc in European Business were helpful in carrying out the internship tasks.


Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The aim of the internship is to combine theory with a professional practical learning experience in a company, institution or organization that works with issues pertinent to the field of European Business. Ultimately, the course should enable the student to critically reflect on the internship experience from the perspective of the knowledge and mind-set acquired on the BSc in European Business.


The internship should last a minimum of 3 months, full time (30+ hours per week); alternatively, the hours can be spread over a longer period, e.g. 15 hours per week for 6 months. The entire internship must take place in the same firm or organization.
The student is responsible for finding and establishing an agreement with a firm/organisation. The organization/firm in question must specify the tasks that the student is to carry out. These tasks must be relevant to the competence profile of the BSc in European Business, as well as for the individual student’s study profile, and must contain an element of independent work. Here are some examples of relevant tasks (the list is not exhaustive):   


  • Contributing to market analyses or cultural analyses for business purposes
  • Contributing to or designing internationalisation strategies
  • Intercultural dissemination tasks
  • Economic analyses
  • Organisational analyses
  • Analyses or other tasks related to EU issues.                                                                  


To support the student in writing the report, the student will receive 12 hours of supervision during the internship process. The student is responsible for finding a supervisor. The supervisor should be a faculty member with a specialization in the field in question. The supervisor will discuss the theoretical and empirical problem with the student and ensure that it is relevant to the internship course; s/he can also offer recommendations regarding relevant literature. If the student intends to gather data for a future project (e.g. a Bachelor thesis), s/he can also discuss this with the supervisor.


The report may be written in Danish or in English


* HA EB supports internships in own startup in connection with the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE). This requires an agreement with CSE, which follows a separate application process - for more information see: https://cse.cbs.dk/internship-with-ects/ Following an agreement with CSE an application must be sent in for pre-approval and registration of the internship at the HA EB Study Board, as with any other internship.

Description of the teaching methods
- Tasks agreed on in the approved internship agreement
- Supervision
Feedback during the teaching period
The student will receive feedback during the supervision
Student workload
Supervision 12 hours
Independent study, collection of data, and writing the project report 618 hours
Last updated on 28-04-2022