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2021/2022  DIP-D1FMV5021U  Digital Business

English Title
Digital Business

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Graduate Diploma
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Abayomi Baiyere - Department of Digitalisation
Main academic disciplines
  • Information technology
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 01-07-2021

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Learning objectives
  • Describe the essential characteristics of a digital business
  • Understand the peculiarities of managing and organizing in a digital context
  • Identify, analyze and assess the opportunities and challenges inherent in different digital business configurations
  • Reflect on the theories and realities of emerging trends and future advances in digital business
Digital Business:
Exam ECTS 5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Case based assignment
Duration 7 days 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

Digital business – value, framing and facilitation


The course is offered as both an online and on campus course.


The course is structured in three related sections.


- Firstly, the students are introduced to the different forms of value and corresponding digital innovations that can enable a digital business.

- Secondly, the course then builds on this to introduce the different models and strategies for framing digital business.

- Lastly, the importance of internal capabilities and external partnerships and how they can be leveraged, are introduced to the participants.


Summarily, the course takes students on a journey from the creation of value from digital innovations, to the formulation of a business around the value proposition, and then to the internal capabilities and external resources required to facilitate the digital business. The course comprises on specific aspects of digital business as follow:


When attending the class on campus:

1. Course overview and Introduction to digital business

2. Digital innovation and emerging innovations

3. Disruptive innovation and digital disruption

4. Digital business models

5. Invited guests: Leveraging digitalization

6. Digital business strategy

7. Digital business capabilities

8. Digital business ecosystems

When attending the class as an online student:


1. Interactive introduction and first session by  Abayomi Baiyere

2 – 4 and 6 – 8: Online learning resources (Videos and readings) followed by independent group work

5. Interactive workshop by Abayomi Baiyere

9. Interactive workshop including exam preparation by Abayomi Baiyere

Description of the teaching methods
Class activity combined with online elements.
Feedback during the teaching period
Active participation in lectures / exercises
Student workload
In class 30 hours
Preparation 100 hours
Last updated on 01-07-2021