Integrated Solutions - Designing Global Business Systems and Value Chains

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Account for the relationships between theories on operations strategy/development and organization/enterprise analysis, engineering/design operations
  • Understand the role for and the deployment of strategic and technological choices in the design of (global) companies, supply chains and production networks
  • Show how to operationalize theoretical contributions to practical settings

Skills

  • Analyze and develop an integrated solution to a practical problem, usually in the form of a project developed in and together with a company. The project theme is integrated solutions and normally requires:
    • Demarcation and analysis of the empirical background to the problem
    • Development of an operationalization of a relevant and researchable research problem/project objective, using theory taught on this semester, but usually going beyond that.
    • Development of an adequate research/project design, including the elements mentioned next
  • Write a well-structured project report, written with clear arguments including the following elements:
    • A critically exploration of the empirical problem and account for the choice of theories and approaches analyze and solve the problem under investigation,
  • Detailed questions/objectives
  • An account of the data collection and data validation methods, data sources
  • An account of the analytical methods used and methods used to validate the findings
  • An account of the (design) methods used to develop recommendations/solutions to resolve the research problem / achieve the project objective.
  • Presentation and validation of data
  • Presentation, validation and discussion of analytical findings
  • Presentation and validation of recommendations/solutions
  • Evaluation of the findings and recommendations/solutions, methods and, if relevant, considerations regarding the limitations and generalizability of the study.

Competences

  • Operationalize theoretical contributions on organization/enterprise analysis, design and engineering, operations strategy and development as well as other relevant scientific fields in a practical setting
  • Work together as a team to analyze and develop integrated and feasible solution(s) to a practical organizational problem
  • Work together with an organization in an academically yet practically adequate manner.

Type of instruction

The module is carried out as group-based, problem-oriented project work. The group work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organize and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor. The project is carried out in groups with normally no more than 6 members.



Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS course module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examIntegrated Solutions - Designing Global Business Systems and Value Chains
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleIntegrerede løsninger - Design af globale forretningssystemer og værdikæder
Module codeM-OIM-K1-4
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS15
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Industry and Global Business Development
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science
SchoolSchool of Engineering and Science