Researching Business Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Understand methodological approaches and tools for studying organizations and supply and value chains
  • Understand and explain of the key methodological trade-offs between different scientific methods when studying organisations and supply and value chains
  • Understand the key approaches to increase the quality of data collection
  • Describe different methods to analyse both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Explain statistical methods and technologies for structuring and analyzing large datasets – including analytical approaches for handling “Big-Data”


  • Identify and apply appropriate research methods necessary for analyzing and improving global business processes.
  • Evaluate different strategies and approaches for data collection and analysis.
  • Use statistical methods for data analysis


  • Select and operationalise appropriate quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and analysis
  • Collect reliable and valid data.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examResearching Business Systems
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleStudier af forretningssystemer
Module codeM-OME-K1-2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


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