Organization Studies: Theories and Methods


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a relevant coursework, associated discussion sessions, and an exam portfolio.

Learning objectives


  • key theories within the study of structure, culture, power relations and types of practices of organizations
  • theoretic and methodological bases for analyzing organizations.


  • applying relevant concepts within organizational theory in understanding organizational phenomena and issues
  • applying socio- and cultural analytical methods for understanding organizational issues

  • explaining organizational phenomena and issues in a clear, well-structured and comprehensible manner.


  • analyzing private and public organizations by using relevant theories and methods
  • contributing to the elucidation and critical discussion of organizational phenomena and processes, on the basis of relevant knowledge

  • discussing the effect of the chosen theoretic approach to the understanding of organizations.

Extent and expected workload




Name of examOrganization Studies: Theories and Methods
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an exam portfolio; the content of the portfolio must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives and has participated actively in course activities. The requirements for the contents of the portfolio will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester.
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.

Any re-examinations will be held in held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised exam portfolio.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleOrganisationsstudier: teorier og metoder
Module codeBALISE201822
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Global Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities