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2018/2019  BA-BINTO2011U  IT Strategy

English Title
IT Strategy

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
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
  • Abayomi Baiyere - Department of Digitalisation
Main academic disciplines
  • Information technology
  • Organization
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 09-05-2018

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Learning objectives
  • Assess and prioritize relevant IT and digital strategies that a company can leverage in their business context (business model, governance, market, economic activity, business type, etc.)
  • describe and explain the key concepts and models of the course and apply them to concrete examples
  • discuss and apply IT and digital strategy models based on a case
  • Identify central challenges and opportunities related to IT and digitalization in an organization.
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Duration 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
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

Oral exam where a question is related to one of the course themes. The exam includes a specific discussion of the question as well as a broader discussion of other models and concepts from the course. Emphasis is placed on the student being able to relate the question to a concrete context. The exam will be conducted in English.

Course content and structure

The goal of an integrated IS environment is to enable the success of a company through changes that continuously support the company and its strategy. Focusing on IT and digital strategy, the company will be able to address the ongoing digitalization and business needs for information and / or abolition of information systems and digitalization.
Emphasis will be placed on understanding which discussions and topics are relevant to an enterprise when considering information systems and digital technologies.

The subject areas are:
Information systems' and digital technologies' overall strategic value for companies. Are information systems/digital technologies a strategic resource and / or 'just' a means of achieving strategic benefits for the company? What are the considerations for IT and digital strategy in an organization?
Information systems' and digitalization's relation to the company's development. How do these relate to its digitalization and business goals?
What challenges does a company face with the IT and digital strategizing?

Description of the teaching methods
A combination of face-to-face and online teaching, which is pedagogically designed such that part of the teaching and learning process takes place online. There will be small group exercises and discussion during the course.
Feedback during the teaching period
Ongoing joint dialogue in connection with teaching. Ability to upload questions and comments anonymously via LEARN or Mentimeter - common feed-back for course lectures. Individual dialogue in office hours
Student workload
Classes 36 hours
Preparing for lectures 108 hours
Exercises 8 hours
Preparing for exercises 16 hours
Exam Preparation 38 hours
Total: 206 hours
Expected literature

The literature can be changed before the semester starts. Students are advised to consult the syllabus on Learn before buying the books. Please note that the slides are part of the readings.


Author: Vallabh Sambamurty and Robert Zmud

Title: Guiding the Digital Transformation of Organizations

Edition / year: 2nd / 2017


Niels Bjørn Andersen (ed.) Cases on IT leadership: Cio Challenges for innovation and keeping the lights on. Kap 1-7: Siderne 7-200. Samfundslitteratur


Slides are parts of the readings


Last updated on 09-05-2018