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2020/2021  MA-MMBSO3005U  Organization

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Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 2.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration in Shipping and Logistics
Course coordinator
  • Bent Petersen - Department of International Economics, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Innovation
  • Organisation
  • Organisational behaviour
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 02-07-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Compare the different types of organization, as well as discuss their strengths and weaknesses when applied to empirical cases
  • Analyze an organization (processes, formal and informal networks, communication and information flows etc.) in order to be able to evaluate organisational alternatives
  • Identify important elements and issues to look for and how to organise global teams to solve any type of challenge.
Exam ECTS 2,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Autumn
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course places focus on knowledge creation - increasingly in acts of co-creation, storage and utilisation processes in organisations, specialisation in organisational structures and how structures can be coordinated by formal and informal coordination mechanisms. The course further studies the organisation of networks that allow access from members distributed over large geographic distances, how they emerge and how they can be developed and sustained. A centrl issue is how such an organisation may facilitate learning and distribution of knowledge. Finally, the course includes concrete examples of how fundamental innovation challenges can be solved by mobilising carefully selected teams that compete and collaborate to solve the challenge.

Description of the teaching methods
For the Organization course, class preparation consists of reading a number of articles and cases that will be used to illustrate the concepts, methods and approaches introduced in the lectures. In addition, optional reading of books is likely to enhance the quality and enjoyment of the classroom discussions.
Feedback during the teaching period
The feedback
Feedback is given to the student together with the grade when written and oral exams have been evaluated.

The evaluation
At the evaluation unit at CBS’s Economic & Analysis department we ask you to evaluate the overall course. In other words if there has been exercise classes and lectures the evaluation should include both. We evaluate every course and faculty to secure and strengthen the professional level of the offered course.
Student workload
Sessions 18,75 hours
Preparation and Exam 55 hours
Last updated on 02-07-2020