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2022/2023  MA-MMBDV2102U  Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Future-Ready Organization

English Title
Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Future-Ready Organization

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 3 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Min. participants 10
Max. participants 30
Study board
Study Board for Master i forretningsudvikling
Course coordinator
  • Michel Avital - Department of Digitalisation
Main academic disciplines
  • Information technology
  • Management
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 17-06-2022

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Learning objectives
  • Identify and explain the concepts and methodologies that relate to futureproofing organizations, including key terminology, underlying assumptions, and how concepts and methodologies related to one another.
  • Demonstrate how the concepts and methodologies that were presented in the course can be applied in the process of developing technology-driven business innovation.
  • Evaluate futureproofing strategy through theory-based critical assessment and discuss the results, including how to mitigate the prevailing challenges as well as how to move ahead with the development of the underlying innovation.
Course prerequisites
This course is designed for managers, business developers, digital officers, consultants, policymakers, and others who are involved in generating business value with digital technologies. Leveraging emerging technologies to nurture future-ready organization is applicable to the financial, logistics, pharmaceutical, healthcare, public administration, and any other business sector. No prerequisite knowledge is required. The course can be taken as a single course or as part of a full Master of Business Development.
Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Future-Ready Organization:
Exam ECTS 3
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Please see text below
Max 7 pages
Assignment type Report
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The key to organizational success in the coming decade is leveraging technology to future-proof the business organization. Meaningful digital transformation can be achieved by paying careful attention to the emerging technological advancements in four key areas: computation (e.g., Quantum Computing), data management (Blockchain), automation (Robotics), and decision making (generative and explainable artificial intelligence). 


At its core, digital transformation is about how to future proof the business organization, leading to new revenue streams, more efficient operations, and better employee experiences. Futureproof organizations learn how to deal with uncertainty about the future, anticipate change, and leverage it for generating value. In order to accomplish this objective, it's vital to understand which new technologies are available, appropriate, and optimal in the context of the organization and its business environment.


This course will provide students with tools and insight about how to scan, anticipate and, shape the future by creating a future-proof strategy and actionable insights.

Description of the teaching methods
This course includes presentations on core topics by the instructors as well as groupwork and workshops during which the participants practice the application of the newly acquired knowledge. Assigned reading material will prepare the participants for taking an active part in class interactions.
Feedback during the teaching period
After class or by appointment
Student workload
Preaparation and Exam 70 hours
Teaching 20 hours
Last updated on 17-06-2022