COURSE SYLLABUS

Organisation based project in international business 15 Credits

Verksamhetsförlagd projektkurs internationell affärsverksamhet
Second cycle, M7040N
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2018

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2018

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Subject
Business Administration
Subject group (SCB)
Business Administration

Entry requirements

Admission requires a Bachelors degree and at least 15 credits courses within the Master Programme in International Business. Admission to the course also requires that the student writes a study plan together with the internship company/organization. This study plan should be approved by the university before final admission.


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 credits



Course Aim
The aim of the course is to prepare the student for a future professional life in business by providing an insight into work tasks and methods at a work place in Sweden or abroad.
 
After passing the course the student should be able to:
  • demonstrate a high level of understanding for how practical work within the area of business is performed
  • establish contact with an organization and make an agreement about work tasks
  • apply business administration theory to advanced analysis and problem solving in a real situation
  • communicate theoretical knowledge to business people and other stakeholders
  • evaluate his/her own knowledge regarding theory and models within the area of business administration, and evaluate the need for additional knowledge
  • evaluate which models and theories are suitable to use in different situations,  and determine whether additional alternatives are needed
  • understand the practical usefulness and limitations of theoretical models

Contents
The course should correspond to the organization’s operations in order to give the student an understanding of relevant work tasks performed by professionals in business. The course therefore contains the following:
  • the student first establishes contact with the organization
  • the student gets to know the organization and its operations
  • when necessary knowledge has been acquired, the student should participate in the operations under supervision of a supervisor within the organization
  • with increasing independency, the student will at the end of the course have developed the ability to perform relevant tasks independently

Realization
Teaching will be conducted by the supervisor at the organization in cooperation with the university supervisor. A prerequisite to pass the course is that the student has been present and taken part of the work at the organization during at least 80 % of the time indicated in the study plan. The student is required to write a log book and a final report to be submitted to the supervisor at the university.

The course can only be offered if the student finds a company/an organization which the university approves. The student is responsible for contacting a company/an organization and make an agreement about work tasks.

Examination
Through an approved study plan, the student should demonstrate his/her ability to:
  • establish contact with an organization and make an agreement about work tasks

Through a log book and a final report, the student should demonstrate his/her ability to:
  • demonstrate a high level of understanding for how practical work within the area of business is performed
  • apply business administration theory to advanced analysis and problem solving in a real situation
  • communicate theoretical knowledge to business people and other stakeholders
  • evaluate his/her own knowledge regarding theory and models within the area of business administration, and evaluate the need for additional knowledge
  • evaluate which models and theories are suitable to use in different situations, and determine whether additional alternatives are needed
  • understand the practical usefulness and limitations of theoretical models

Remarks
Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration eduets@ltu.se, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Examiner
Maria Ek-Styvén

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
The literature is decided individually and should be approved by the supervisor at the university.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0001Compulsory assignments15.0TG U G#

Study guidance
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