GRA 2260 Internship for MSc in Business

GRA 2260 Internship for MSc in Business

Course code: 
GRA 2260
Accounting and Operations Management
Course coordinator: 
Marianne Jahre
Course name in Norwegian: 
Internship for MSc in Business
Product category: 
MSc in Business - Elective course
2021 Autumn
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One semester

The internship is an opportunity to work full-time at a company during the 2nd year of study. As a participant in the BI internship programme, the student will have been selected to work at a specific company based on both what the company is seeking and based the student's interests. The internship should give the student valuable insights into real-world challenges, and should help the student in putting academic learning in perspective.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The student shall demonstrate the following competencies after the internship:

  • Knowledge of key practical dilemmas arising in the everyday work in the company
  • Knowledge of the formal management systems in the company
  • Knowledge of challenges towards time management, efficiency and customer service
Learning outcomes - Skills
  • Ability to define and execute tasks under conditions of uncertainty and change.
  • Ability to support suggestions for practical solutions with academically sound analysis.
  • Ability to collaborate and to work in teams
General Competence
  • Learn not take anything at face value and to defer judgement
  • Understanding of the complexities of the market forces that drive business
  • Openness to ideas from a variety of perspectives
Course content

Students will work for 8 weeks in a selected company and the tasks are assigned by each company. By the end of the internship the student will write a paper related to the internship. Each student is entitled to a maximum of three hours supervision on the term paper.

As part of this course, it is compulsory to participate in an employability course. 

The internship may be paid or unpaid.            

Teaching and learning activities

The internship is for 8 weeks, full time.  A completed, approved internship will give 12 ECTS credits only when the student has passed the term paper.

Each student must write a term paper individually.

Students must attend work as agreed upon with the company they are assigned to and write a paper towards the end of the internship.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.

All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have spesific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.


Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Students must be enrolled in the MSc in Business programme. The internship takes place in the third semester. A good study progress and results are a minimum requirement for participation. Additional requirements will be announced at the start of each internship recruitment period. 

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
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Written submission
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Internal examiner
Examination next semester, thereafter when next scheduled course
100No2 Month(s)Individual Term paper. Students submit a company evaluation together with their term paper.
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:2 Month(s)
Comment:Term paper. Students submit a company evaluation together with their term paper.
Exam code:GRA22601
Grading scale:Pass/fail
Resit:Examination next semester, thereafter when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
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A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 12 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 320 hours.