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2022/2023  BA-BISHO5002U  Internship II

English Title
Internship II

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Third Quarter, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Shipping and Trade
Course coordinator
  • René Taudal Poulsen - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Strategy
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 01-07-2022

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Learning objectives
It is important to keep in mind that in spite of the different focus areas the internship report for each internship must include the following learning objectives:
  • Describe a practical, real-life problem of strategic or organizational nature for a maritime company and organization
  • Propose and argue for a solution to the problem based on selected theories or models from previous courses within the bachelor program
  • Explain the proposed solution in such a way that colleagues from different departments of a company or organization are able to understand their argumentation
Internship II:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Report
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale Pass / Fail
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The topic of Internship II is real-life problems of a strategic or organizational nature, which maritime companies and organizations are currently facing. The course focuses on finding solutions to such problems. It allows students to leverage their practical experiences from their shipping internships as well as their theoretical training from previous courses of the bachelor program to address current real-life problems for maritime companies and organizations.


Based on their own experiences in the respective internships students shall identify and describe an organizational or strategic challenge, which maritime companies and organizations are currently encountering. Students shall describe the nature of the challenge and discuss possible solutions for it. In pointing out solutions, students shall refer to selected theories or models from previous courses of the bachelor program such as (but not restricted to) strategic management, finance, marketing, organizational analysis, operations and logistics management, microeconomics and maritime law. Students shall explain how theories or models can inform and guide solutions for the challenges that maritime companies and organizations are experiencing.


The course will train students in communicating and discussing real-life business challenges. In class, students shall make presentations for an audience of shipping company practitioners and nautical school students. They shall demonstrate that they can communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues from nautical departments in shipping companies

Description of the teaching methods
The course is structured around student presentations. For an audience of shipping company practitioners and nautical school students, students will present a practical real-life problem, which they have encountered during their internship, and suggest feasible solutions.

This will give students an opportunity to train their communicative skills and receive feedback from the teacher, shipping company practitioners and nautical school students. Based on this feedback, students will write a home assignment for the exam (please see exam details above).
Feedback during the teaching period
Mandatory: Students will receive oral feedback on group presentations in class. Feedback will be provided by the teacher, by master mariner and marine engineer students from Svendborg International Maritime Academy as well as by four senior shipping industry practitioners
Student workload
internship 450 hours
exam 37 hours
Further Information
  • Organizational analysis
  • Strategic management
  • Maritime economics
Last updated on 01-07-2022