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2024/2025  KAN-CEAPO2004U  Business Project

English Title
Business Project

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for OECON and ECFI
Course coordinator
  • Battista Severgnini - Department of Economics (ECON)
Main academic disciplines
  • Finance
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 12-03-2024

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Learning objectives
To provide a real-life experience in the form of a scientific-based report for consultancy purposes in economics and finance. The project is written by a team of junior consultants (students). The student should apply the analytical skills and the theories acquired during the first year on a problem connected to at least two courses in the program (one in Finance and one in Economics). The project can be also related to specific company and/or organization.

Upon completion of the course/project the student must be able to:
  • Apply the economics and finance skills and analytical competences acquired during the first year courses at a high level on a relevant business problem.
  • Apply a relevant and practically oriented perspective on the business problem selected for the project.
  • Explain and argue for the relevance of the problem for the company and the value added of the economic and/or financial analysis.
  • Communicate the results clearly taking both the consultancy and the academic aspects into account.
Business Project:
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 Oral group exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 3-5
Size of written product Please see text below
Max.10 pages per student
Assignment type Project
Release of assignment Subject chosen by students themselves, see guidelines if any
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 Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
* if a student is absent from the oral exam due to documented illness but has handed in the written group product she/he does not have to submit a new product for the re-take. However the group product must be uploaded once again on Digital Exam.
* if a whole group fails the oral exam they must hand in a revised product for the re-take.
* if one student in the group fails the oral exam the course coordinator chooses whether the student will have the oral exam on the basis of the same product or if he/she has to hand in a revised product for the re-take.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course is a foundation course and complementary to all courses taught in the first year of the AEF concentration.

There will be an introduction to the project in early February aiming at getting students to find a corporate partner as well as getting them to form teams.

The business project is a way of getting to apply the economics and finance skills acquired during the first year courses of the programme. We recommend that each group finds a corporate supervisor, i.e. a contact person withing a company.

The deadline of the project is common to all projects. There will thus be approximately four working weeks available for researching, analysing and writing up the project. The academic supervisor (which the groups need to find themselves - supervisor catalogue will be provided) will assist the group in academic issues and possibly in team dynamics.  Each group will be given 1,5 hours supervision per student. 

Description of the teaching methods
One or two introductory lectures
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is given during supervision
Student workload
Group work 200 hours
Supervision 6 hours
Last updated on 12-03-2024