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2023/2024  BA-BDMAO2004U  Information Management in Organizations

English Title
Information Management in Organizations

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 Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
BSc in Digital Management
Course coordinator
  • Attila Márton - Department of Digitalisation (DIGI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Information technology
  • Management
  • Organisation
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 29-06-2023

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Learning objectives
  • Explain core practices of information management in organizations
  • Resolve real-life organizational problems of information management
  • Apply theoretical concepts and design principles of information management to real-life cases
  • Evaluate the strategic, societal, or ecological implications of information management practices
  • Critically reflect on the ethical responsibilities of information management
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
The students have to hand in two compulsory home assignments mid-term. The first assignment is a case analysis of a given teaching case written in groups (max. 5 pages). The second is a peer-review to provide written feedback (max. 2 pages) for at least one case analysis written by another group. The purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to receive feedback on their progress from fellow students and the teachers half-way through the course.

Those students who submit and achieve 'not approved' or cannot submit due to illness, will have to submit before a second set date before the end of the course.
Information Management in Organizations:
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 Project
Release of assignment Subject chosen by students themselves, see guidelines if any
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
At the retake the student can either hand in a revised version of the original submission or write a new assignment.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

With the rise of the internet and digitalization, practices of managing information in organizations are in a stage of transition away from the conventional paradigm of retrieving information stored in silos towards a new paradigm based on digital networking and information construction. The course embarks upon a journey to trace this transition by, first, discussing conventional practices (e.g. records management, taxonomies) and the changes these practices are going through due to digitalization. It is against this backdrop that the course will then continue to discuss new practices of information management (e.g. wikis, blockchain) as well as the implications of these practices on economic ventures, organized collaboration and many other domains of social interaction. In order to learn how to apply these practices in real-life contexts, the students will have to work with a real organization of their choosing, identify a real problem in that organization, and design a solution in the form of a business case.


The course subscribes to CBS’ Nordic Nine strategy, as it teaches students to move beyond mere operational issues and consider the wider strategic, societal, and ecological context. Students also learn to appreciate ambiguity and complexity by learning basic principles of systemic thinking and to address ethical considerations as responsible information managers. Finally, the classes focus on group work and class discussion, and on providing constructive feedback between students, which invites them to constantly re-evaluate their thinking and elaborate on their arguments.

Description of the teaching methods
Case-based teaching, design workshops and in-class discussions supplemented with readings and project group work. Field work in real organizations. Writing a business case.
Feedback during the teaching period
The course is designed and run according to the principles of case-based learning. The teacher is giving continuous feedback by engaging and moderating extensive class discussions as well as by responding to the students’ case analyses and questions in every class. Furthermore, students will receive formative feedback on their mandatory home assignments both from the teacher and in form of mandatory peer-reviews from other students, which will be done on the CBS endorsed peer-review module Peergrade on Canvas. Finally, the teachers are available for more individualized feedback during their office hours.
Student workload
Lectures 30 hours
Preparation for class 80 hours
Group assignments and feedback 70 hours
Exam (incl. preparation) 30 hours
Expected literature

The following list is only suggestive. Please, check the online curriculum for the final readings.



  • Lara, Andreu and Sieber "Knowledge management at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young." IESE Business School.
  • Alaimo and Marton "URfashion: Folksonomies and assisted discovery on social media platforms." LSE & CBS.
  • Coles, Lakhani and A.P. McAfee "Prediction markets at Google." Harvard Business School.
  • Wang, Xu and Pan "Blockchain: A New Solution for Supply Integrity." Ivey Publishing.


journal papers:

  • Malone, Laubacher and Dellarocas (2010) The collective intelligence genome. MIT Sloan Management Review.
  • Ho and Chen (2007) New product blockbusters: The magic and science of prediction markets. California Management Review.
  • McKinney and Yoos (2010) Information about information: A taxonomy of views. MIS Quarterly.
Last updated on 29-06-2023