Designing Global Business Systems and Value Chains


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Can account for the relationships between theories on global business systems and value chains.
  • Can understand the role for and the deployment of choices in the design of (global) companies, supply chains, manufacturing systems, and production networks.


  • Can analyze and develop an integrated solution to a practical problem, usually in the form of a project developed in and together with a company.
  • Can write a well-structured project report, written with clear arguments.
  • Can critically explore empirical problems and account for the choice of theories and approaches to analyze and solve the selected problem.


  • Is able to operationalize theoretical contributions on global business systems and value chains as well as other relevant scientific fields in a practical setting.
  • Can work together as a team to analyze and develop integrated and feasible solution(s) to a practical organizational problem.
  • Can work together with an organization in an academically yet practically adequate manner.
  • Is able to demonstrate how to operationalize theoretical contributions to practical settings.
  • Possess the ability to identify and propose solutions with special focus on cross-functional issues.

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 project module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.



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

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesign af globale forretningssystemer og værdikæder
Module codeM-OM-K1-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Materials and Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science