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2017/2018  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
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
  • Ioanna Constantiou - DIGI
Main academic disciplines
  • Economics
Last updated on 14-06-2017

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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:
  • 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 Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
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. Analytical frameworks and strategy tools used to postion the organization in the competitive landscape will be presented and applied in a number of contemporary business cases. 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
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given about the project idea and the proposed outline of the report during the course's workshops.
Student workload
Lectures 24 hours
Workshop 6 hours
Preparation of Classes 90 hours
Project Work 70 hours
Preparation of Exams 16 hours
Total 206 hours
Expected literature

The literature can be changed before the semester starts. Students are advised to find the literature on LEARN before they buy the books.


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 14-06-2017