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2014/2015  BA-BINTO1055U  Innovation and new technology

English Title
Innovation and new technology

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Chee-Wee Tan - DIGI
Main academic disciplines
  • Information Systems
Last updated on 16-07-2014
Learning objectives
At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:
  • apply theories, concepts and frameworks introduced during lectures to analyze contemporary technological trends and evaluate their impact on firms’ competitive and innovative capabilities
  • assess the pros and cons of distinct innovation strategies firms could adopt to insulate their competitive positions from disruptive market forces
  • employ software development techniques and tools covered in previous semesters or introduced during lectures to aid in the development (i.e., analysis, design, construction and validation) of an original technological product
  • demonstrate the value of the developed technological product in realistic practical circumstances
Course prerequisites
2nd year HA(IT) or 2nd year BA(IM)
Innovation and new technology:
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 Individual
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Report
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
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period December/January
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Closed Book
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure
The course exposes students to contemporary technological trends with an explicit emphasis on business opportunities and challenges associated with IT-driven innovations. Specifically, the course covers a wide range of topics related to the strategic management of technological innovations, including the Innovator’s Dilemma, Ecosystems, Platform Thinking, Crowdsourcing and Social Networks.
A primary objective of the course is to guide students in applying theories, concepts and frameworks to the development of an original software / hardware embedded technological product. This technological product can be programmed via software tools already covered in Ha (IT) training or introduced during lectures within the course itself. Examples of technological products that could be developed in the course:
  • Mobile services
  • Android applications
  • iOS applications
  • Windows applications
Teaching methods
The course will be conducted as a series of 30 lectures, 2 hours each.

The course is primarily conducted through interactive face-to-face lectures that cover theories, concepts and frame-works related to the strategic management of technological innovations. In addition, lectures will be supplemented with exercises that analyze and discuss the impact of contemporary technological trends on firms and individuals.

Apart from lectures, the course will also leverage on modern e-learning systems for purposes of communication and interaction (e.g., document sharing, discussion boards, blogs and wikis).
Student workload
Lectures 30 hours
Exercises 30 hours
Preparation for Lectures and Exercises 40 hours
Product / Software Application 30 hours
Written Report 35 hours
Examination + Preparation 42 hours
Total: 207 hours
Last updated on 16-07-2014