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Reflective Practice in Business Administration

The overall purpose of the course is for students to be given the opportunity to relate theoretical knowledge to professional experience, in order to hence enrich their general knowledge, skills and abilities within the business administration field.

The internship course can also serve as preparation for the subsequent writing of a master’s thesis, where empirical studies and data collections are essential.

Following the completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
- explain what in particular characterizes practical, action-based knowledge;
- discuss the differences between theoretical and practical knowledge.

Competence and skill
- implement a theoretically based, reflective analysis of the experience of the internship, in which literature from both this course and earlier program courses will be used.

Judgement and approach
- critically reflect upon and evaluate whether and if so how the skills acquired through training can be translated into practical experience, and conversely, how practical experience can be used to develop theoretical, science-based reasoning;
- independently formulate and evaluate the theoretico-practical training elements of importance and relevance to a future career.