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2022/2023  KAN-CPOLV3003U  MSc IBP Internship, 30 ECTS

English Title
MSc IBP Internship, 30 ECTS

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 30 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 i International Business and Politics, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Manuele Citi - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Political Science
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 03-02-2022

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Learning objectives
  • Gain practical experience relevant to the IBP competency profile by working for a public or private, profit or non-profit organization.
  • Use the analytical skills learned in the MSc. IBP programme to perform the tasks assigned to the student, in a way that creates value for the host organization.
  • Develop a balanced, critical and reflexive understanding of the host organization and its strategic positioning in the social, economic and institutional environment.
  • Develop and address a research question based on a real challenge of the hosting organization. The research question should focus on the relationship between business and politics in an international environment.
  • Address the research question and analyze the empirical evidence by drawing upon the applied theoretical literature covered by the IBP programme.
  • Develop a well-reasoned conclusion and recommendation for the host organization, based on the analysis of original data collected through interviews and other sources within the host organization or outside of it.
  • Develop an analysis of the empirical evidence using methodologies taught in the IBP programme.
  • Ensure a logical and methodological coherence between the research question, analysis and conclusion.
Exam ECTS 30
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. 40 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 Summer and Winter, The hand-in deadline
Spring semester: 1st September
Autumn semester: 1st March
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

Internships require pre-approval by an IBP faculty supervisor and the Study Board prior to the start of the internship. Before applying students are asked to read the course description and the internship page on MyCBS carefully.


A 30 ECTS internship requires a minimum of 750 hours (20 weeks) documented employment.


Please note it's only possible to take one internship. Students should therefore decide whether it should be for 7.5, 15 or 30 ECTS.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The eligibility of proposed internships is evaluated by the supervisor and the Study Board on the basis of two criteria:


  1. The relevance of the host organization.

In line with the focus of the study program, the activities of the host organization must be related to one or more of the IBP core areas. The core areas of the IBP programs are politics, business and management, economics and law.

2.The relevance of the internship position.

The student’s responsibilities during the internship should be related to the IBP competency profile. The application for pre-approval should show how the internship will address the competency profile and provide a basis for a report that will meet learning objectives listed above.

Description of the teaching methods
15 supervision hours
Feedback during the teaching period
Report and research paper supervision should always be a two-way process. Students are encouraged to seek feedback on their work by maintaining contact with their supervisor on a regular basis and preparing in advance for supervision sessions by drawing up an agenda listing questions or issues for discussion.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, group work etc.) 556 hours
Exam (incl. preparation for the exam and actual exam period) 276 hours
Last updated on 03-02-2022