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2014/2015  BA-BEOKO1024U  The organisation and its communication

English Title
The organisation and its communication

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BA in English and Organisational Communication
Course coordinator
  • Steffen Blaschke - MSC
Main academic disciplines
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Organization
Last updated on 14-08-2014
Learning objectives
On completing this course, students should be able to provide a theoretically well-grounded analysis of a concrete case. More specifically, they should demonstrate the ability to:
  • Identify and describe communication problems in a concrete case.
  • Analyze and explain the causes of the selected problems by drawing upon the scholarly literature introduced in the course: - Argue for the relevance of the chosen theoretical framework, - Explain and use the theoretical key concepts correctly.
  • Select, present, and interpret relevant evidence from the case.
  • Reflect on the potential weaknesses of the account
  • Produce good academic writing: - Clear, accurate, and precise prose and correct use of relevant terminology, - Coherent structure of the paper, - Correct use of references.
The organisation and its communication:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual
Examination language: English
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Case based assignment
Duration 48 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
Re-examination: Oral examination in syllabus
Duration: 20 minutes
Examination language: English
Course content and structure

The course investigates how communication shapes, and is shaped by, various aspects of an organisation, such as its structure or (sub)culture(s) - including classical and human relations approaches as well as processes within the areas of socialization, decision making, conflict management, leadership, technology and organizational change.

In addtion organizational designs in an information processing and communication perspective is investigated

Teaching methods
The course consists of a combination of lectures, discussions, assignments, and exercises.
Student workload
Teaching 20 hours
Preparation 55 hours
Assignments 50 hours
Examination incl. preparation 82 hours
Further Information
A volontary mid-term assignment is offered
Expected literature

- Miller, K: Organizational Communication: Approaches and Processes, 6e, Cengage Learning 

- Compendium (“The organisation and its communication”)

- Supplementary literature: CBSLearn

Last updated on 14-08-2014