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2020/2021  BA-BHAAV2702U  Digital Transformation of Business

English Title
Digital Transformation of Business

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Third Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 120
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Rob Gleasure - Department of Digitalisation
Main academic disciplines
  • Information technology
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Online teaching
Last updated on 12-01-2021

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Learning objectives
  • Discuss the impacts of digital transformation at societal, business, and consumer level
  • Assess the implications of digital transformation on business processes, business models, and business ecosystems
  • Critically assess the potential of disruptive technologies
  • Evaluate business strategies enabled by digital transformation
Digital Transformation of Business:
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 24 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The evolution of digital technologies – such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, digital platforms, and blockchain – is radically changing businesses. Information Technology (IT) is not any more just about improving the efficiency of existing business processes, but has the potential to bring about the creation of new services, of new business models, and of entire new industries. Digital transformation is a wide-encompassing trend that forces us to rethink the interaction between organizations, technology, and people.


This course explores the phenomenon of digital transformation, with a focus on business. Students will be provided with theoretical and practical tools to critically understand digital transformation at a societal, organizational, and at a consumer level. Understanding the transformative impacts of digitalization will enable students to evaluate how digital technologies can be embedded in successful business strategies, and how value can be created from novel digital tools. The course will feature the analysis of real life cases, and the critical discussion of different perspectives on the impacts of digital transformation on businesses.

Description of the teaching methods
A mix of lectures, case-based teaching, workshops and group work will be used.
Feedback during the teaching period
Continues feedback during classes
Student workload
Lectures 22 hours
Workshops 11 hours
Prep for classrom attendace 90 hours
Exam preparation 83 hours
Last updated on 12-01-2021