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2012/2013  KAN-SIM  Strategic Information Management

English Title
Strategic Information Management

Course information

Language English
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course period Spring, Third 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
  • Dorte Madsen - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Management of Information and Knowledge Management
Last updated on 05-10-2012
Learning objectives
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
  • Analyse and synthesise concrete problems within strategic information management by applying the concepts, theories, methods, and models of the course.
  • Demonstrate ability to complete an in-depth study of a given information management strategic issue of scientific relevance using material covered in the course.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to achieve organizational objectives by creating, sharing and using information.
  • Analyse the strategic issues incorporating different angles in ways that create new insights and understanding.
Strategic Information Management:
Type of test Home Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period Spring Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below

The exam consists in writing a scientific (subject-related) paper, 15-20 standard pages. The topic for the scientific paper will reflect a combination of topics addressed in the course. The papers can be done individually or in groups of two. However, if written in groups it is a requirement that the different parts of the paper are individualized, so it clearly shows who has written which part in order to facilitate an individual grading.

• The paper will be evaluated on the basis of relevance and potential contribution and logical flow of arguments, clarity of argumentation with justified choice of theoretical approaches, and reflection with thoughtful discussions that show deep understanding of the material.

• The assessment is carried out by two internal examiners and a second internal examiner.

The Scientific paper will be completed during March/April.

Make-up/ re-exams take place in August. If the student did not pass the regular exam, a new or a revised project, cf. advice from the examiner of the regular exam, must be handed in. The make-up/re-exam paper can be written individually or in groups (provided that other students are taking the make-up/re-exam).

Course content

The course will provide students with a thorough understanding of central elements in strategic information management processes and will develop competences that allow students to address strategic information issues from different theoretical perspectives.

At the end of this part of the course, the student should be able independently to present, apply and discuss a selected number of:

• Key concepts and analytical approaches for information strategy making and value creation by the application of intangibles such as by leadership, skills and competencies, effective business systems as well as organizational and business intelligence.

• New ways to measure and make effective use of an organization’s information and other intangible capabilities, including its intellectual capital and specialized client relationships.

• New methods and means for information management when taking advantage of an organization’s intangible assets to energize capabilities for innovation, organizational effectiveness and entrepreneurial development.

Teaching methods
Last updated on 05-10-2012