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2017/2018  BA-BSOCO2013U  Applied Organisational Analysis

English Title
Applied Organisational Analysis

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Autumn, Second Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Business Administration and Sociology
Course coordinator
  • Dimitra Makri Andersen - MPP
Main academic disciplines
  • Organization
  • Sociology
Last updated on 15-12-2017

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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: On successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
  • Identify and compare different analytical approaches to the study of organisations covered in the curriculum
  • Account for how organisational processes are formed, developed and managed in stable and dynamic environments.
  • Identify and discuss the characteristics of the relations between organizations, groups and individuals.
  • Identify and explain strengths and weaknesses in the approaches applied during the course in the analysis of organizational practices.
  • Select, apply and explain the theoretical perspectives introduced during the course in an empirical analysis of organizations in the second year project.
Course prerequisites
The courses Applied Organisational Analysis, Qualitative Methods, The Company from a Contextual Perspective, and Applied Qualitative Methods and Mixed Methods have an intergrated exam. You can only participate in Applied Organisational Analysis if you also register for the other courses: Qualitative Methods, The Company from a Contextual Perspective and Applied Qualitative Methods and Mixed Methods.
The course shares exams with
Course content and structure

Taking its point of departure in the theories presented in ‘Introduction to Organizational Sociolog’, the present course emphasizes how we can apply familiar and new theoretical frameworks to the analysis of specific organizations. In so doing, we put our theories into context in order to discuss their analytical strengths and weaknesses in different organizational settings. 

The course material involves a combination of theory and case studies where the focus is very much on the application of theory onto one or several cases. The case studies cover a wide range of sectors, fields and concrete organizational settings. Furthermore, they include a variety of methodological approaches to organizational analysis. 

Teaching methods
Lectures, group discussions and group presentations.
Feedback during the teaching period
Students will be given in-class feedback on their group discussions/​presentations.
Further, the teacher(s) of the course will be available to discuss any queries and issues arising in relation to the course as well as second year project ideas.
Student workload
Lectures 26 hours
Preparation per lecture 2 hours
Exam preparation 40 hours
Exam 48 hours
Independent course work 40 hours
Expected literature

Choice of Literature
The course literature consists of journal articles that have been selected according to the following criteria: 1) that they provide excellent insights into a given analytical approach 2) that they are based upon an elaborate case-study and employ a method / methods that is/are a) qualitative and b) part of the curriculum of the course Qualitative Methods.

Last updated on 15-12-2017