12 lectures and 10 workshops/exercises
Students will have to prepare for lectures by reading the IVK chapter as well as other cases to be discussed on that day. Self studies and class discussion should help the students to advance identification and characterization of IT strategy challenges and opportunities, description of tools and methods, and argumentation for relevance and solutions.
In the 10 exercises, students will have to work in groups with analyzing IT strategy problems and applying the tools and methods in the course literature. This will also help the students reflect on the limitations of the tools and methods.
During the course the students will also developing frameworks for IT strategy that eventually will be part of the take home exam by the end of the course.
You can choose between C1 examination and B4 examination
The examination assignment will consist of two parts: a mini-project where IT strategy challenges of a real world company is addressed, and a second part that will be either a written case analysis (C1 exam) or a 20 minute oral exam (B4 exam).
The mini-project will be written in groups of 1-4 persons, and should be 8 + 2 pages per group member long (1 person writes 10 pages, 2 writes 12, etc.).
The B4 exam (mini-project + oral exam) will be the pre-selected choice. It can be changed to the C1 option (mini-project + written case analysis) by giving notice to the EBUSS secretariat before the 11th course session (see course blog for date).
Both exam forms will address the ability to argue the case and relevance of IT, analyze IT strategy problems and argue solutions, as well as reflect on the limitations of tools and methods in the course literature.