Academic Analysis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective of the module is that the student, through association with the research group, prepares a research article based on a specific international business topic. This article may be based on empirical data collected during the company internship or other data sources. The chosen topic must be discussed and accepted by a supervisor.

During the module the student will – with the support of an advisor – 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 to a scientific community.

Learning objectives


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

  • the planning, execution and management of research processes leading to a research article.
  • key methodological approaches to explore the chosen topic theoretically and practically.
  • main theoretical aspects of the chosen topic.


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

  • selecting and using relevant methods and tools to generate knowledge and to analyse a central issue within the chosen topic.
  • carrying out a relevant and systematic scientific analysis to support arguments and conclusions made.
  • applying relevant scientific theories and methods to address the investigated scientific problem.


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

  • conducting an academic collaboration process in structuring and writing a research article.
  • applying relevant knowledge and skills in international business to be able to analyse, conceptualise and discuss the issues addressed in the article.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.



Name of examAcademic Analysis
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.
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 titleAkademisk analyse
Module codeKAINB202017
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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