Real Time Business Economic Challenges


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module consists of the student within a group, exploring business issues in practice. A business issue is selected independently, a study design is drawn up and relevant business theories are selected that are used in practice to produce a holistic analysis of the organisation. Selection of the problem, study design and analysis are related to relevant scientific theoretical considerations.

Furthermore, the student is expected to use their competences to digitally search for information on companies and industries in relation to the overall analysis of the company. The student must also use digital competencies in relation to the preparing of a financial analysis in the module, where tasks are solved in Excel or a similar relevant program.

The group organises the work of preparing the project independently and in collaboration with a supervisor.

Learning objectives


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

  • theoretical and practical advantages and disadvantages of using different theoretical perspectives to investigate a key business issue in a specific organisation.
  • theoretical and practical advantages and disadvantages of using different methodological perspectives to study a key business issue in a specific organisation.


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

  • identifying key business issues in a specific organisation in collaboration with external partners.
  • selecting and applying relevant theories in order to understand and analyse a practical business problem and on this basis, argue for theoretically grounded solutions.
  • being able to assess the effects of chosen strategies in promoting individual and collective learning processes in a self-selected business issue.


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

  • design methodological approaches to investigate key business issues and be able to reflect on how the chosen methodology affects analysis and results.
  • be able to communicate, argue and reflect on a scientific basis on key issues in business economics.
  • proactively engage key stakeholders' perspectives and knowledge in the investigation of practical and theoretical issues related to a key business problem and in doing so, create space for new perspectives to inform the solutions that emerge. 

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • It is a prerequisite for exam participation that the student has handed in and received approval of specified assignments.
  • If the student has not fulfilled the above prerequisite for participation in the ordinary examination, then it must be fulfilled to participate in the re-examination.


Name of examReal Time Business Economic Challenges
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Group examination with max. 6 students. The student may also choose to write the project alone.
Permitted aidsSee the Course Description on Moodle for details.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleErhvervsøkonomiske problemstillinger i praksis
Module codeBAEBA202217
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics and Business Administration
Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities