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2023/2024  BA-BDMAO1003U  Regulation and Governance of Digital Business

English Title
Regulation and Governance of Digital Business

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory (also offered as elective)
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
BSc in Digital Management
Course coordinator
  • Susana Borras - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Information technology
  • Innovation
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 29-06-2023

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Learning objectives
After completing the course the students should be able to:
  • Develop deep knowledge and understanding about the relevance of regulatory and governance frameworks in the context of digital business.
  • Compare, evaluate and discuss the different situations (potentially ambiguous and complex) in which business might find itself in relation to the regulation and governance of digital matters.
  • Discuss and reflect critically about business opportunities and challenges offered by developments in the regulation and governance of digital matters in local and global contexts.
  • Understand and reflect about the ethical values, ethical dilemmas and corporate social responsibility in the leadership of digital business.
  • Develop collaborative skills, learning to give and take constructive criticism, and to engage in teamwork with others.
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved (see section 13 of the Programme Regulations): 1
Compulsory home assignments
Mid-term mandatory assignment: The students need to pass the mandatory mid-term assignment in order to be allowed to take the exam of the course. The mid-term assignment will be posted on “Digital Exam”. It is a written assignment in groups, with a max of 5 pages. The mid-term assignment will be graded approved/not approved. The students who submit and achieve 'not approved' or cannot submit due to illness, will have to do a similar assignment before the date of the exam.
Regulation and Governance of Digital Business:
Exam ECTS 7,5
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 2-4
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Essay
Release of assignment The Assignment is released in Digital Exam (DE) at exam start
Duration 7 days to prepare
Grading scale Pass / Fail
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If one student is ill when ordinary exam's home assignment is due, then the student can take the same exam form and written assignment format as the ordinary exam. A new due date is set by the program administration.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course offers an introduction to the most significant issues about the regulation and governance of digital business. It provides an encompassing and overall view about key aspects that regulate and govern the context in which businesses develop digital solutions and the context in which digital-based new business models operate. In so doing, the course develops the analytical skills of the students in terms of understanding, describing, and explaining the relevance of these different aspects of regulation and governance of digital matters, as an essential context for digital business management. The course will also put particular attention to the legal and  ethical responsibility of digital business, which are interrelated but also distinct issues. The course will deal, among others, with issues like: data privacy regulations and compliance, digital business and intellectual property rights, network neutrality and digital infrastructure, public and private dimensions of cybersecurity, and ethics and responsibility in the digital era.

Description of the teaching methods
The course combines lectures based on the curriculum of the course, with the use of case method teaching, and the development of specific workshops that focus on particularly relevant and contemporary topics.
Feedback during the teaching period
There will be many different forms of feed-back to the students during the course and after it. The teacher will always be available during office hours, to give feed-back or answer questions from students. The lectures will be interactive and participatory and students will get responses from the teacher to their questions, remarks or discussions. The teacher will make use of blended learning techniques in order to give concrete feed-back to the students (f.ex. using IT-tools like Socrative) during lectures. In the exercise sessions dedicated to the case method, the students will get feed-back to their exercises, and in particular they will receive feedback on their presentations, in view of developing their presentation skills. During the course the students will do one mid-term obligatory assignment in groups, and they will receive feedback on their performance.
Student workload
Preparation & reading 125 hours
Attending and actively participating in lectures 30 hours
Attending and actively participating in 4 Cases/simulation workshops 10 hours
1 obligatory assessment in groups 20 hours
Exam 35 hours
Expected literature

The compulsory readings are based on a selection of material to be announced.


Last updated on 29-06-2023