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2012/2013  KAN-IMBEI  IT Management and Business Economics One

English Title
IT Management and Business Economics One

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course period Autumn, First Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Rasmus Pedersen - ITM
Main Category of the Course
  • Information Systems
  • Management of Information and Knowledge Management
Last updated on 05-10-2012
Learning objectives
Upon completion of the course the students are expected to be able to:
  • Understand and use theories and methods from the three areas of specialization.
  • Understand what characteristics and world views the different fields of study represents.
  • Understanding and experiencing typical work-like situations that can come with the different specializations – thus knowing the consequence of their choice.
  • Ability to use and apply the theory in real world examples
Type of test Oral with Written Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period October
Aids Without preparation
Duration 20 Minutes
20 min individual oral exam based on project written in groups of 2-4 students.
• The mini-project should be 15 standard pages. The assignment is to solve a current problem, using relevant parts of the theory, focusing on at least one of the specialization areas.
• One overall grade is given to each student on the basis of the whole written project and the individual oral performance. The assessment is carried out by an examiner and a second internal examiner.

Make-up and re-examinations take place in January. The exam is equal to the regular exam. 

Course content

Some organizations struggle to make the smallest changes to their IT portfolio; projects constantly exceed deadlines and budgets. Other organizations gain huge competitive edges with strategic use of IT and in mastery of software development - they even find it fun. In this course we scratch the surface and try to answer the question: How can an organizations gain a competitive edge in implementing, developing and using IT?

The course content will be an integrated mixture of the three different Cand.merc.(it.) specializations.
Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
Information Sustem Development

Teaching methods
Preparation for classes:
Before every lecture the students are expected to read the literature for the lecture and watch a brief video (20-30 min.), where the lecturer reflects upon the theory behind the literature. At the end of every video the student will be presented with a couple of questions, so the student can evaluate if they have understood the literature. Video casts are also part of the curriculum.

Class time:
During class time the students work with cases to apply the theory. To facilitate the learning process and to inspire the students, different representatives from the industry who work in relevant fields and internal professors/lecturers from the Institute are invited in to help.
Last updated on 05-10-2012