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2014/2015  BA-BINMO1027U  Business Economics and Information Management

English Title
Business Economics and Information Management

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Spring, Third Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BA in Information Management
Course coordinator
  • Department of IT Management
    Ioanna Constantiou - DIGI
Main academic disciplines
  • Management of Information and Knowledge Management
  • Economics, macro economics and managerial economics
Last updated on 16-07-2014
Learning objectives
At the end of this course, students should:
  • Have a good understanding of the economic tools and principles applied to the management of information, within organisational contexts and industries.
  • Demonstrate capabilities for applying the main theoretical tools of economics of information and economics of organization to strengthen and support the achievement of the strategic objectives of specific organisations.
  • Be able to use a set of theoretical tools from economics of information and economics of organization to critically discuss the role of information in organisational environments and industries.
  • Be able to identify and develop recommendations for information management action and strategy formation and evaluate possible solutions in terms of the organizational goals.
Business Economics and Information Management:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Group exam, max. 4 students in the group
Projekt udarbejdet i grupper
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Spring Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

Individual oral examination based on a project written in groups.
1 internal examiner and 1 second internal examiner.

Course content and structure

The course introduces the main economic theories of the firm and provides students with the analytical tools and capabilities which will allow them to critically examine information management and information efficiency at the organisational and industry levels. Information management issues in relation to how information can be used by managers and executives as they carry out planning, controlling and decision making responsibilities within an organization will be discussed.

Teaching methods
Lectures and workshops
Expected literature

Douma S. and H. Schreuder: Economic Approaches to Organizations. Prentice Hall 4th edition. 2008

Please check the complete course literature on CBS Learn

Last updated on 16-07-2014