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2022/2023  KAN-CBUSV1103U  E-Business Project, Policy Law

English Title
E-Business Project, Policy Law

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring, Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Min. participants 2
Max. participants 4
Study board
BUS Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Christiane Lehrer - Department of Digitalisation
Main academic disciplines
  • Information technology
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 17-05-2022

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and describe problems, concepts and approaches within the area of research
  • Describe the use of methods and reflect on the methodology related to the project
  • Make a disciplined analysis that takes outset in a theoretical or methodological approach
  • Establish clear connections between problem formulation (the research question), analysis, discussion, implications, and conclusion
  • Policy/Law Project: Engage in an assessment or application of law and/or policies relating to IT
Course prerequisites
Contact and supervision agreement with an E-Business supervisor from the current supervisor list, approved project agreement containing research question/problem description as well as methods intended to be used in the project.
E-Business Project, Policy Law:
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 Individual oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 2-4
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Appendices can be added, max. 30 pages, + additional material (video recordings, audio etc.) on a memory stick or similar. The report must be readable without the appendices
Assignment type 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
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Winter and Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Students can submit the same project or they can choose to submit a revised project.
Description of the exam procedure

Every project needs to have a project agreement that includes a project description as well as an approved E-Business supervisor.


The project agreement must state: 

-    an E-Business topic area/field chosen by the student (B, T, P). 

-    a name and email of a supervisor who has explicitly agreed to supervise the students

-    a specific (empirical or theoretical) area or phenomenon of research

-    a motivation for choosing the area/field, e.g. grounded in literature

-    a research question 

-    an overview of the methods that are deemed appropriate to answer the specific research question


If the final ("handed in") project departs significantly from the description in the original project agreement (e.g. domain, theory, approach), the reasons for this must be accounted for in a short section or paragraph in the project report. 


The project agreement must always be approved by the acting project coordinator who acts on behalf of the study board.


Contact the supervisor/s personally (and early in the process) and make sure that you have an explicit acceptance before you invite a supervisor. It is highly advisable that students plan all supervision meetings early in the contact with the supervisor, due to time constraints.


The project must be handed in with the official CBS front matter.


The examination is an individual, oral exam based on a written group project. 20 minutes are allocated to each student. This includes deliberations between examiner and external examiner as well as feedback and change over. The exam typically begins with a short presentation by the student (3-5 minutes). The student can bring any kind of relevant material to the exam, but cannot read aloud from a manuscript.


Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The overall purpose of the project activities in the M.Sc in E-business is to work with a problem chosen by the student him- or herself, which falls under the general objective of the programme and provides the student with basis for progress towards the thesis work.


The project activities thus provide an opportunity to prepare for the master thesis. Furthermore, the idea behind the 22,5 ECTS E-Business projects is to use them in a cumulative way, so that the student may, for instance, form a business idea in the first project, plan how to carry it out in the second project, and execute the plan in the third project.

It is important that the project activities during the 2nd and/or 3rd semester are used for information retrieval and work towards the identification of the thesis subject.


The P discipline (covered by P-courses) include topics concerning law, policy and regulation aspects.


A project that meets the policy/law requirements may include reflections and disciplined analyses of the ways law (national as well as international) impact the individual and organizational use and business application of digital technologies. It may also reflect on ethical, moral or other regulatory aspects. 


In any case, it is important that the P-project has business relevance, broadly defined as per the overall E-Business programme. The report must thus include some considerations of the business/organizational aspects and implications of law and regulation. 

Description of the teaching methods
Supervision, reading of drafts, conversations (both on- and off line) by E-Business supervisor, workshops by E-Business project coordinator.
Feedback during the teaching period
Group supervision and feedback by supervisor. E-Business project coordinator gives feedback on research question and method.
Student workload
Project agreement development 20 hours
Project work 176 hours
Exam 6 hours
Portfolio 4 hours
Total 206 hours
Expected literature

Use the library databases. 700 normal pages of literature relevant to the topic. 

Last updated on 17-05-2022