Business Cooperation

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

In this module, students will complete a cooperation with an organisation that is either internationalised or seeking to internationalise, which involves daily presence at the host organisation. This allows students to gain 10-12 weeks of valuable work experience while studying. During the cooperation with practice, students will work on completing specific tasks related to international business problems.

The purpose of this module is to allow students 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 cooperation with practice, the student will explicate the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired during the cooperation. A supervisor will be assigned to each student or group of students.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

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

  • how organisations apply principles and knowledge from the international business discipline in practice.
  • practical challenges regarding international business.

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 international business-related tasks.
  • critically thinking and reflecting on practice to connect theory and practice.
  • selecting and applying relevant theories for understanding and analysing specific international business-related problems.

Competences

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

  • identifying a problem in an organisation and reflecting on it.
  • converting practical experiences performed during the business cooporation into learning and new knowledge.
  • combining theory and practice to solve international business tasks.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.

Extent and expected workload

Total workload on 10-12 weeks.

Exam

Exams

Name of examBusiness Cooperation
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 codeKAINB202010
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
DepartmentDepartment of Business and Management
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences