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2018/2019  BA-BPOLO2005U  Organizational Analysis

English Title
Organizational Analysis

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 BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Sara Dahlman - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Organization
  • Sociology
  • Cultural studies
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 27-06-2018

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Learning objectives
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate core models of organizations
  • Compare, contrast and discuss key concepts, models and theories in organization theory.
  • Relate and apply concepts, models and theories to empirical evidence and cases
  • Construct and employ comprehensive and succinct forms of organizational analysis in a well-reasoned manner using concepts from organizational theory and based upon an understanding of competing perspectives.
Organizational Analysis:
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 48 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
A new exam assignment must be answered. This apply to all students (failed, ill, or otherwise)
Course content and structure


This course considers the building blocks of organizational theory and analysis as an academic discipline. As the title suggests, this course is designed to introduce students to fundamental questions and approaches to the study of organizations. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the ‘classic’ social science literature on organizations and to enable them to apply the central concepts in the analysis of empirical evidence and cases

Description of the teaching methods
Lectures, group discussions, interactive group exercises and student presentations.
Feedback during the teaching period
We try to offer feedback in response to your questions and work whenever feasible although please appreciate that there are often time constraints. Please feel free to take full advantage of the ‘office hours’ offered by full-time staff members, although these can never be a substitute for participation in lectures and classes. We also encourage you to ask questions or make comments in class and form self-study groups to secure peer feedback on your work.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, group work etc.) 102 hours
Lectures / class exercises / “homework cafés” / workshops etc. 36 hours
Exam (incl. preparation for the exam and actual exam period) 70 hours
Last updated on 27-06-2018