Official course description:

Full info last published 15/11-23
Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
KBDIORT2KU
Participants max:
90
Offered to guest students:
yes
Offered to exchange students:
yes
Offered as a single subject:
yes
Price for EU/EEA citizens (Single Subject):
10625 DKK
Programme
Level:
MSc. Master
Programme:
MSc in Digital Innovation & Management
Staff
Course manager
Part-time Lecturer
Course Academic Responsible
Associate Professor, Head of study programme
Course semester
Semester
Forår 2024
Period
Summer 2024
Start
8 July 2024
End
23 August 2024
Exam
Exam type
ordinær
Internal/External
ekstern censur
Grade Scale
7-trinsskala
Exam Language
GB
Abstract

This course examines organizations in light of contemporary challenges with digitalization. It explores organizational perspectives on digitalization and cover theories that can help us better understand, and critically reflect upon, such profound challenges, while also offering hands-on approaches to managing them. Furthermore, it investigates questions of the changing nature of work, and themes such as leadership, management, and organizing in order to make students both knowledgeable about, and skilled in the practice of, and engaging with, digital transformation.

Description

This course takes as its point of departure in organizational and managerial themes and considers them in light of contemporary organizational and managerial challenges related to digital organizing and digital transformation. 

The course draws on literature from organizational studies, digital transformation, and change management. 
Change management perspectives will focus on the development of relevant solutions and approaches to support organizational change during digital transformation. Perspectives from organizational studies will enable students to critically reflect on and analyze these solutions, as well as the problems related to ‘change’ in organizations related to digital transformation. 
Together, these perspectives will enable students to better understand, analyze, critically reflect upon, and develop solutions to support digital organizational changes and transformation.  
The course covers different approaches of how to explore and investigate organizations and the changing nature of work with usage of digital technology. The course also provides insights into how to lead and manage digital transformation.


Formal prerequisites

This course requires a high level of reading ability in the English language, and a willingness to participate actively in class.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe and account for relevant theories and perspectives introduced in the course curriculum
  • Identify and make use of appropriate concepts from theories in analyzing empirical issues related to digital organizing and transformation
  • Discuss the relevance and applicability of different theories and perspectives to contemporary organizational issues related to digitalization
Learning activities

The course follows an intensive, workshop-based structure, based on students participating actively in both group-based and individual activities. Students will therefore be expected to do the class reading before class, and be prepared to participate in active discussion and debate, exercises and demonstrations.

Course literature

The course literature is published in the course page in LearnIT.

Student Activity Budget
Estimated distribution of learning activities for the typical student
  • Preparation for lectures and exercises: 20%
  • Lectures: 20%
  • Exercises: 15%
  • Assignments: 15%
  • Exam with preparation: 15%
  • Other: 15%
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
C: Submission of written work, External (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
C1G: Submission of written work for groups
Exam submission description:
Written group work
Groups of 2 persons are to submit 10-12 pages¨
Groups of 3 persons are to submit 15-17 pages

You must record individual contribution to the shared work
Group submission:
Group
  • 2-3 students per group


reexam
Exam type:
C: Submission of written work, External (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
C1G: Submission of written work for groups
Exam submission description:
Written group work
Groups of 2 persons are to submit 10-12 pages¨
Groups of 3 persons are to submit 15-17 pages

You must record individual contribution to the shared work
Group submission:
Group
  • 2-3 students per group

Time and date