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2017/2018  BA-BINMO1011U  Information Management and Organizational Change

English Title
Information Management and Organizational Change

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Spring, Third Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BA in Information Management
Course coordinator
  • Dorte Madsen - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Thomas Rousing (Department of Management, Society and Communication) is course responsible and teaches the course.
Main academic disciplines
  • Management
  • Organization
Last updated on 31-08-2017

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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:
  • Be able to explain and compare the concepts and theories presented in the curriculum, their inter-dependence and their significance to an empirical case
  • Identify opportunities and challenges in relation to organizational changes and the implication for the management of information
  • Solve complex cases by applying theories and concepts of the course, demonstrating capabilities to analyze and synthesize
  • Be able to reflect and evaluate theories of the course in relation to the information management field.
Information Management and Organizational Change:
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 3-4
Size of written product Max. 10 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, In the study year 2017/18 the exam is an external exam. For students enrolled in 2016 this will be an external exam with one internal and one external examiner. For students enrolled in 2016 that do not pass the exam in 2017/18, the exam will still be an external exam (in 2018/2019).
Aids Closed book
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Re-takes for students who did not pass the ordinary exam, as well as students who were ill during the oral examination, is held as an individual oral examination based on the same paper as used for the ordinary examination.

1) For projects, where some of the group members receive a grade 00 or below, these students must submit the same or a slightly revised paper before the re-take.
2) For projects where all members are awarded a grade of 00 or below, the overall project is deemed unacceptable. Before the re-take the project must be revised and improved.
Course content and structure

This course addresses the fundamental challenge of information management: how can information be managed to create value and contribute to organizational goals. The course develops a coherent theoretical framework for working with information management, considering information management as a field, a framework, and a concept.


The course places the concept of information management in the context of organizational development and change. Thus, the course also includes concepts and theories of organizational change and management of change, focusing on why and how changes occur as well as subsequent discussion about the consequences for the management of information.


Organizations are open systems that exist in and interact with the environment. Intelligent organizations are distinguished by the ability to read the environment and to adapt accordingly. Thus, the basic goal of information management is to harness the organization’s information resources and information capabilities to enable it to learn and adapt to its changing environment. The information management lifecycle: Information creation, acquisition, storage, analysis, and use therefore provides the intellectual latticework that supports the growth and development of the intelligent organization.

Teaching methods
Thematic lectures and supervision that develop the role of information management issues in relation to organizational goals and strategies, information ecologies and information culture. Students will learn to work methodically with, and critically reflect on, information management practice in organizations, as well as the interdependencies of information value, organizational context, and users' information needs.

Throughout the course, students are encouraged to apply the concepts, models and tools presented to real corporate settings and experiences.

Students must develop a specific case relating to an organizational change process involving a specific information management process, and/or information product in a specific organization according to key issues dealt with in the course literature.
Feedback during the teaching period
In this course the feedback may be provided to students by one or more of the following:

- Teacher led feedback on student presentations in lectures and workshops
- Use of peer-to-peer assignments
- Quizzes on Learn
- Decision simulation games
- Following the grade, feedback on assignment and oral examination performance is
Student workload
Lectures and Workshops 30 hours
Preparation for lectures and workshops 94 hours
Exam and exam preparation 82 hours
Total 206 hours
Expected literature

Please check the course literature on CBS Learn

Last updated on 31-08-2017