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2017/2018  BA-BEOKO1005U  Organisation

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Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BA in English and Organisational Communication
Course coordinator
  • Karen Boll - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Organization
Last updated on 23-06-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • Develop a problem statement related to organizational challenges in a case.
  • Explain and compare different theories presented in the course, and argue for their relevance in relation to a case.
  • Apply different theories in an analysis of selected organisational challenges in a case.
  • Discuss the theories strengths and weaknesses when applied to analyze a case.
  • Show a comprehensive understanding of the range of organizational theories presented in the course and show a specific understanding of what characterises the theories.
  • Present critique of selected theories and be able to reflect on the differences and linkages between selected theories and perspectives presented in the course.
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 oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 3-5
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Exam Language: English
Assignment type Synopsis
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 second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam Oral Exam
Duration: 20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time: No preparation
Examiner(s):: If it is an internal examination, there will be a second internal examiner at the re-exam.
Description of the exam procedure

The synopsis will be based on a case that is handed out.

Time for preparation of the synopsis: 72 hours.

Length: Maximum 5 pages regardless of group-size.


Individual oral exam in curriculum based on a group synopsis and the grade is based on an overall assessment. However, in such a way that it is predominantly the oral presentation, which is the basis for grading.


Make-up exam/re-exam is based on an oral examination in all of the curriculum. The student will be asked questions relating to the various themes of the course and to the cases presented during the course.

Course content and structure

The aim of the course is to equip the students with organization theories which enable them to understand and analyze organisational challenges. The challenges are related to the following: motivation, environment, culture, learning, strategy, mangement, change and decision making. The course also uses relevant empirical case material, thereby allowing the students to see how the various organizational theories can be used to generate insight into organisations.

Teaching methods
Teaching methods consist of lectures and exercises. During the lecture the main organizational theories will be presented and discussed. During the exercises the students, both individually and in groups, will work with relevant cases to apply the theories.
Feedback during the teaching period
Two times during the course, the students will be asked to complete and hand-in a 5 page synopsis assignment in groups of 3-5 students. The teachers will provide feedback to the groups based on these assigments. The assigments will be similar to the assigments given for the written part of the exam.
Student workload
Class Participation 34 hours
Preparation for classes 75 hours
Group assignements 23 hours
Exam, incl. write-up for synopsis and preparation for oral examination 75 hours
Expected literature

The course is based on a selection of journal articles, book chapters and cases. The journal articles can be downloaded for free from CBS libary. The book chapters will be complied in a compendium that that be purchased at Akademic books. The cases can also be downloaded from relevant webpages. See more information about the curriculum on LEARN prior to the course starts.   

Last updated on 23-06-2017