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2023/2024  BA-BJURO2504U  Organizational Analysis

English Title
Organizational Analysis

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory (also offered as elective)
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Fourth Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Ilaria Orlandi - Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Organisational behaviour
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 10-01-2024

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Learning objectives
  • Master relevant terminology regarding theoretical perspectives on organizations
  • Analyze and discuss the internal and external challenges that organizations face
  • Understand and apply organizational theories to assess the managerial choices related to the organization
  • Identify, evaluate and assess the benefits and drawbacks of the organizational tools managers can use
Organizational Analysis:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Release of assignment The Assignment is released in Digital Exam (DE) at exam start
Duration 48 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

Many individuals work within an organization these days. Whether it is a small or a big organization, there are several important factors that can influence a workplace. 


In this course, students will learn more about several organizational theories that can be used to understand, analyze and discuss what an organization is, how it works and what challenges it might face. 

Description of the teaching methods
The course will be taught using a combination of (theoretical) material presentation and discussion of practical cases and issues. Each session is structured to allow as much interaction as possible between the students and the instructor. Questions are welcomed at any point in time in the class as they offer students the opportunity to learn from each other's curiosity and insights that complement the topics and the insights from the course. In-class exercises and activities will be used to allow students to directly apply, analyze, evaluate, and create content.
Feedback during the teaching period
Office hours in person and online: Students will be able to come during office hours to ask questions about the material.

Verbal feedback on in-class (team) exercises and case discussions.

Tailored feedback on the final assignment: Students will be able to sign up for a feedback moment based on a two-page outline of their assignment. Tailored tips and suggestions will be given to them about how they can improve before they engage with the final group assignment.
Student workload
Lectures and exercises 36 hours
Preparation of lectures and exercises (incl. reading) 90 hours
Exam preparation (beyond the class preparation) 80 hours
Expected literature

The expected literature will be mostly based on book chapters, peer-reviewed academic articles, practitioners-oriented journals, and news outlet articles.

Last updated on 10-01-2024