Value + Initiative: “Denmark and the World”

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is a cooperation with the International Business Centre, AAU. It is based around tasks in developing and organising series of public seminars with Foreign Embassies in Denmark, Danish Embassies abroad, Foreign Firms in Denmark, Danish firms overseas and Danish Trade Missions. This allows students to gain 10-12 weeks of valuable planning, communication, negotiation, organising, and promotional work experience associated with highlighting key issues in developing global business and institutional linkages.

The purpose of this module is to allow the student to acquire practical experience through planning and organising public events by bringing their knowledge, skills and competencies, as well as their cultural communication skills into play. Based on these, the student will explicate the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired during the cooperation. Supervisors will be assigned to support the student.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

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

  • key issues and challenges to Danish and foreign firms operating internationally.
  • practical challenges within international business.
  • the role of Danish and foreign institutions in supporting and promoting internationalisation of Danish and foreign companies.

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 negotiate with targeted institutions and companies.
  • critically thinking and mobilising resources for public events promoting international business activities.
  • applying subject specific and cultural knowledge in bringing institutions, companies and scholars together in public events to promote internationalisation.

Competences

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

  • identifying a problem in international business and develop a public event around it.
  • converting practical experiences and networks together to develop new network linkages.
  • combining theory and practice to bridge Danish and foreign institutions and firms.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.

Exam

Exams

Name of examValue + Initiative: “Denmark and the World”
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.
ECTS25
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleVærdi + initiativ: ”Danmark og verden”
Module codeKAINB202011
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS25
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