Business Cooporation

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

In this module, students will complete a cooperation with a Danish or foreign organisation, which involves a daily presence at the host organisation. This allows students to gain 10-12 weeks of valuable work experience while studying. During business cooporation the student will work on completing specific tasks related to finance (preferably related to risk management), while working on identifying, exploring, analysing and reflecting on a finance-related problem.

The purpose of this module is to allow the student to acquire practical experience through working in an organisation and bring their knowledge into play by trying out their theoretical and methodological competences in practice. Based on the business cooperation the student will explicate the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired during the cooperation. A supervisor will be assigned to the student.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • colaboration within a company about the identification and solution of scientific problems based on the knowledge and skills that the student gained during 7th and 8th semester.
  • practical issues within finance and risk management in a company.

Skills

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • applying relevant knowledge and skills in practice to identify and solve specific finance-related tasks within a company.
  • critically thinking and reflecingt on practice to connect theory and practice, including how principles from the finance discipline can be applied in practice.
  • celecting, argueing for, and applying relevant theories for understanding and analysing specific finance-related problems.

Competences

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • combining theory, methods, and practice in a collaboration with stakeholders in the company to solve finance-related problems and express possible solutions in scientific writings and verbal presentations.
  • converting practical experiences performed during the business cooporation into learning and new knowledge.
  • collaborating with various stakeholder within and outside the company about problems within the subject area.

Type of instruction

For information see §17.

Extent and expected workload

Total workload on 10-12 weeks.

Exam

Exams

Name of examBusiness Cooporation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Group examination with max. 4 students. The student may also choose to write the project alone.
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleVirksomhedssamarbejde
Module codeKAFIN202011
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS15
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Business Economics
DepartmentAAU Business School
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences