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2022/2023  BA-BBLCO1218U  Bachelor Project

English Title
Bachelor Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc and MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Charles Tackney - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • CSR and sustainability
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Language
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 27-06-2022

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Learning objectives
  • Define a clear and consistent research issue and/or question appropriate to the firm or organization with specific focus on the theme: “Organizations in an international context.”
  • Justify and be able to critically explain the theoretical basis and analytical framework deployed.
  • Explain and evaluate the chosen research method for the project.
  • Describe and evaluate the primary and/or secondary data sources used.
  • Present and discuss the findings and conclusions based on the analytical framework.
  • Evaluate the impact of the research findings for the academic fields and target organization in light of appropriate social science method.
Bachelor Project:
Exam ECTS 15
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 Oral group exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 2-5
Size of written product Max. 80 pages
Note that the maximum page length allowed for the written report varies by project group size: 40 pages maximum for 1 student, 60 pages for 2 students, 70 pages for 3 students and 80 pages for 4-5 students.
Assignment type Bachelor project
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

The student’s spelling and writing skills are taken into consideration in the overall assessment of the examination performance, but the academic content is given the highest weight.
Regulations regarding the summary The summary is to be written in English and will count in the overall grade. Depending on the type of bachelor project, the summary can be written either as an executive summary or an abstract.
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the project is failed by the group, a substantial project revision must be undertaken prior to re-submission. To facilitate this, within eight days after the oral examination, the examiners submit a written report on the project, outlining ways to improve it.

Re-examination when the regular examination is failed by one group member, is a 30 minutes individual oral exam based upon the same project revised according to proposals set by the examiner.

Re-examination when ill at the oral exam is a 30 minutes individual oral exam based upon the same project that MUST be submitted again.

Re-examination when ill during the writing of the project is a 30 minutes individual oral exam based upon an individual written project.

In all the situations mentioned above, the project MUST be submitted again for the re-exam.
Description of the exam procedure

Individual students do an oral exam of 30 mins. Groups of two have 60 minutes for the oral exam (30 minutes per student). Groups of 3-5 have 20 minutes per student.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The bachelor project is a defining feature of the educational experience offered by the Business, Language and Culture (BLC) Programme. Students have an opportunity to explore an issue of interest within an interdisciplinary social science, research-oriented, participatory educational framework.


The bachelor project focus is at the company or organizational level; the theme is “Organizations in a sustainable, international context.” Students are thus challenged to identify a micro-firm or organization issue, research it, and propose resolutions to their stated research focus. Accordingly, the project can deal with competitive or co-operative relations, and the chosen topic can be viewed from a social, company specific or actor-based angle.


The project should be interdisciplinary in method, reflecting knowledge from the courses of the BLC program.


Students can find further information about writing a bachelor project under my.cbs.dk => Bachelor Project.


Description of the teaching methods
The bachelor project is written in groups, so that students may focus on a topic of mutual interest, refine this topic into a research issue, and work together to design, conduct, and present a project.

Accordingly, the bachelor project experience involves peer-to-peer learning, project supervision from a supervisor, and the learning experience found in the preparation, submission, presentation and examination.

The bachelor project aids educational development by enhancing the reflective understanding and sensibility of students in the proper use of subject material taught in courses or otherwise acquired. The bachelor project ensures these goals, once the student has a specific, well-formulated research issue, because the process:
1. obliges students to work independently (outside the classroom and away from a teacher) in a focused way with selected theories
2. enables students to experience the limitations of and relations between different scientific disciplines to build up an understanding of the need for an interdisciplinary approach to the study of research issues
3. encourages students to reflect upon the differences between cultural and societal and upon the problems one encounters when analyzing and interpreting these differences
4. permits students to demonstrate acquisition of the skills needed to undertake research issue project analysis. In this respect, the research issue's analytical process is shaped by the systematic, professional, and scientific expectations of academic knowledge production
5. offers students the educational experience of working in groups with people from different cultural, linguistic, and national backgrounds for a common research objective.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is given by the supervisor in the allotted supervision hours and at the oral exam.
Student workload
Lectures 2 hours
Exam 0.5 hours
Project work 409.5 hours
Total 412 hours
Further Information

This course will run for the last time in Spring 2023.From Spring 2024 the course will be offered under a new course code.

Expected literature

The project research issue or question literature is to be developed by the students with supervisor advisement. BLC appropriate sustainability dimensions can be grounded in:


1. The Copenhagen Business School 2020 Strategy document: https:/​/​www.cbs.dk/​files/​cbs.dk/​call_to_action/​cbs_strategy.pdf .


2. The European Higher Education Area (EHEA): “Social dimensions” and other EHEA resources: https:/​/​ehea.info/​page-social-dimension.


3. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights ( https:/​/​www.un.org/​en/​universal-declaration-human-rights/​), Sustainable Development Goals (https:/​/​sdgs.un.org/​goals), and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact ( https:/​/​www.unglobalcompact.org/​what-is-gc/​mission/​principles).


Or other sources as appropriate to the topic being studied, with supervisor support.

Last updated on 27-06-2022