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2019/2020  KAN-CKOMO1049U  Organization and Communication

English Title
Organization and Communication

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Mandatory offered as elective
Level Full Degree Master
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 Organizational Communication, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Steffen Blaschke - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Communication
  • Organisation
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 28-04-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Describe and explain the preconditions, theories, concepts, models, and methods introduced in the course.
  • Apply these preconditions, theories, concepts, models, and methods to an analysis of specific issues in organizational communication as well as develop solutions to these issues.
  • Provide an account of the theoretical and applied (practice-oriented) interconnections between organization and communication introduced in the course.
  • Reflectively consider (meta-theoretically and critically) the preconditions, theories, concepts, models, and methods introduced in the course, and the potential and limitations of these in theory and practice.
Organization and Communication:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Group exam
Please note the rules in the Programme Regulations about identification of individual contributions.
Number of people in the group 3-5
Size of written product Max. 20 pages
If a student writes alone, the paper must be of max. 15 standard pages.
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Re-take due to illness: A student, who has not participated in the work of a previous handed in assignment, must hand in a new assignment. The date of the hand in is set by the Study Secretariat.

If the student did not pass the ordinary exam, he/she must make a new assignment and hand it in on a new deadline, specified by the secretariat.
Description of the exam procedure

Students will work in groups to complete an analysis of an empirical problem in the area of organization and communication. Students are expected to use course readings in their analysis.


Students are graded individually. 



Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course provides insight into the scientific disciplines and perspectives that have shaped research on organizational communication. Next to the introduction of major theories and key concepts, students will develop analytical competencies to undertake their own empirical studies in organizational communication. They will be exposed to both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods. The emphasis of the course is then to provide students with a set of theories and tools with which they are capable to analyze issue in organization and communication, and to evaluate the applicability of analytical methodologies and methods to organizational practice.

The course highlights readings that address both theoretical perspectives within organizational communication and organizational empirical realities. The course emphasizes the pedagogical principle of participant-based learning, which means that active engagement of students is required. This includes participating in dialogue and discussion with other students as well as with the lecturers.

Description of the teaching methods
The module is taught in a combination of lectures and tutorials with exercises and discussions in smaller groups.
Feedback during the teaching period
Students receive general feedback immediately in class. If need be, they receive continuous feedback on their empirical research during on-campus appointments or electronically via email.
Student workload
Lectures 60 hours
Exercises 24 hours
Preparation and exam 328 hours
Total 412 hours
Expected literature

A comprehensive reader is available on CBSCanvas

Last updated on 28-04-2020