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2022/2023  KAN-CPHIV1501U  Internship

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Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 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/MSc in Business Administration and Philosophy, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Christian Garmann Johnsen - Department of Business Humanities and Law
Main academic disciplines
  • Philosophy and ethics
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 14-02-2022

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Learning objectives
In the internship report the student must:
  • Specify and define the problem statement and ensure the coherence between the problem statement, analysis and conclusion
  • Show a philosophical and economic approach to the subject of the report
  • Critically discuss/define the method of the report in its broad sense, which includes considerations on the practical collection of data as well as reflections upon the theory of science
  • Substantiate and critically reflect upon the theoretical system of terminology used
  • Establish a differentiated description of the empirical foundation which is subjected to an analysis in the report
  • Compose a report which is consistent, i.e. with a clear coherence between theory, method and treatment of the empirical problem statement
  • Critically analyse the written report and own process in a separate chapter, which should also be used to provide a perspective on the internship and the learning process of the intern.
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 30 pages
Assignment type Report
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter and Summer, The hand-in date is two months after the internship has been terminated.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The exam consists of a report regarding the internship, based on theory, and concerning a defined problem in the company/organisation.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

There is no lectures in this course.


Internship and intern advisor

The student must have an internal advisor from the host company. The host is the contact person and mentor of the intern.

At the latest after two weeks in the company, there need to be an activity plan for the duration of the stay. In the activity plan, activities, supervised and unsupervised as well as tasks should be stated.

The duration of the stay is meant to be 10 weeks of working 35 hours a week, the last 100 hours should be spent on the internship report. The report needs to be handed in to CBS, who will also supply an examinator for grading the report.

The intern must hand in and application to the study secretariat, which will the be considered by the study board/an appointee. The application must consist of the activity plan, as well as a contract with the organisation.

There should be both an economic as well as a philosophical aspect in the report and in the work tasks performed during the internship.



The Internship report

The report treats a problem/subject which the intern has meet during his work/his stay, and which has given the intern cause for reflection. The report needs to be theoretically founded.

As well as the discussion of the problem in the report there needs to be a description of the process. This is defined as a description of 3-4 pages of the internship (the internship itself as well as the work with the report) considered as a process of development or formation – of knowledge as well as the learning process.

The report should be no longer than 30 pages, excluding the process description. One page is 2275 keystrokes.


The report, when passed, will account for a credit transfer of 15 ECTS to the students electives courses.


The supervisor

The intern must find his own supervisor. The supervisor needs to give written acceptance at the latest 2 weeks after the internship has been commenced. The intern must give notice to the study secretariat of this. It is recommended that the supervisor is consulted as to the formulation of the problem to be dealt with in the report, with due consideration to the theoretical foundations.

The supervisor is given 5 hours for the supervision. Some of these can be used to meet with the intern host and the intern.

Description of the teaching methods
Feedback during the teaching period
Student workload
Exam and preparation 200 hours
Working in the organisation 214 hours
Expected literature

Remember to state your theoretical foundations and the litterature you have used to write your report.


Last updated on 14-02-2022