Commodity Economics - Advanced

2023/2024

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This course will build on the theoretical knowledge gained in “Commodity Economic – Basic” and apply this knowledge through a project whit a research question chosen by the students.

The objective of the module is to provide the student with an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and further dive into the commodity complex of their chosen with references to the learnings objectives achieved in the “Commodity Economics – Basic” course.

During the module the student will – with the support of a supervisor – be able to apply relevant scientific theories, models, and methods on empirical and/or theoretical within a specific subject area. Furthermore, be able to analyse, discuss and present central findings through the project and exam.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

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

  • how organisations/projects apply principles and knowledge from the commodity economics discipline in practice.
  • practical challenges regarding commodity economics.

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

Competences

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

  • identifying a relevant problem and reflecting on it.
  • converting knowledge gained from previous courses during the course into learning and new knowledge.
  • combining theory and practice to solve commodity economic tasks.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.

Exam

Exams

Name of examCommodity Economics - Advanced
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS20
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 titleRåvareøkonomi - Udvidet
Module codeKAØKS202240
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS20
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAAU Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities