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Master Project

Master Project

The master's project completes the entire education. You can complete your master's program when all the other courses in the program have been passed. The master's project trains your ability to describe, analyze, process and report on one or more complex issues at a high professional level. Once you have passed the master's project, you obtain a master's degree in business development.

Purpose and description of the course

From the spring semester 2022, you must have started all other courses before you can register for the master’s module.

The intention with the master module is to form a framework for the writing process and provide input to the essential parts of the work on the master’s dissertation. The master module provides input to the working with problem formulation, general process, data collection and data analysis. The  workshops serve as milestones for the master project process and include smaller assignments, which must be handed in, in connection with workshops.

According to the learning objectives, the purpose of the master project is for students to demonstrate their ability to outline a research question, analyze/process the research question, collect relevant empirical data in order to answer the research question and report the results of their work.The master project must also demonstrate that the students can reflect on the problem in relation to their own professional development, their own organization or role as a leader.

Criteria for goal fulfillment for the master project

The students must be able to demonstrate an overview of context, relevant theories, relevant methodologies and analysis strategies for dealing with the project’s problem formulation.
The students must be able to demonstrate competence in analyzing, describing, discussing and evaluating the chosen organizational context for the project.
The students must be able to document and analyze their own professional or managerial development in relation to the specific design of the master’s project.


Enrollment and Sign Up

In order to sign up for the master project, you must have finished lectures on all remaining course activities at MBD (2x mandatory courses, 4 x core curses and 18 ECTS electives).

The is no limitation on the number of students admitted at the master workshops. However, please note that the first workshop usually takes place at the end of the prior semester, in order to give you extra time for the initial steps of the process. Therefore, we higly recommend signing up as soon as possible.




sof thrane

professor, MSD

Sof Thrane

Institut for Produktion og Erhvervsøkonomi


Spring 2023

Class dates
  • 30/11/2022
  • 23/01/2023
  • 02/02/2023

Oral examination based on a written product. Spring 2022: Date of submission: 30th May, no later than 12pm
Oral defense: 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, & 16th June