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2022/2023  KAN-CCBLV2003U  Internship A 22,5 ECTS

English Title
Internship A 22,5 ECTS

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 22.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc and MSc in Business, Language and Culture, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Søren Jeppesen - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Intercultural studies
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 04-07-2022

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Learning objectives
  • Identify and analyse a problem or challenge relevant to the context of the internship.
  • Formulate and justify a focused research question.
  • Describe and argue for the methodology employed (philosophy of science position, research strategy, design and methods) in the report and reflections over the strengths and weaknesses of the chosen methodology.
  • Review the key literature relevant to the problem studied. Outline, explain and justify the theoretical or analytical framework used in the report.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse and critically assess the data from the field of study. Reflect upon the contribution of the analysis to the key literature.
  • Present a tentative research question for a possible master's thesis based on the learnings from the internship report.
  • Demonstrate appropriate academic writing skills, including: correct referencing, clear argumentation, and correct usage and definition of key concepts.
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 Autumn and Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The internship must have an international or intercultural scope. This can be fulfilled by the location of the organisation where the internship is conducted or by the nature of the job that the student does during the internship.


The student must have a project supervisor from whom s/he is eligible for supervision. For 22.5 ECTS, 12 hours of supervision is granted. Read more about supervision at my.cbs.dk => Academic Internship.

Before the start of the internship, a preliminary outline of the internship project should be handed in to the supervisor. Specific timelines are discussed with the supervisor. It is a must to collect relevant data/information for the report during the course of the internship and to update the supervisor on these developments, making sure the necessary information is collected for an academic exploration in the internship report.

Description of the teaching methods
The purpose of the supervision is to ensure that the internship relates to relevant theoretical and empirical problems within the chosen study area.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is given by the supervisor in the allotted supervision hours and at the oral exam.
Student workload
Supervision 12 hours
Exam 0,5 hours
Project work 605,5 hours
Further Information

Students are registered for the internship when they receive pre-approval of their internship. Applications for pre-approval should be sent to credit-blc@cbs.dk.


Further information and the application form for pre-approval can be found at  my.cbs.dk => Academic Internship.

Expected literature

The report must be based on a 900 page curriculum. The curriculum must be agreed upon with the supervisor, and as proof of that, the supervisor must sign a curriculum list form for internships at MSc BLC. The form can be found at my.cbs.dk => Adademic Internship.

Last updated on 04-07-2022