Methods and Tools for Business Systems Studies


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • A coherent and profound understanding methodological approaches and tools for studying global value chains and business systems
  • Understanding of the key methodological trade-offs between different methods when studying global value chains and business systems.
  • Understanding the key approaches to increase the quality of data collection
  • Knowledge of different methods to describe, analyse and improve global value chains.
  • Knowledge of how to describe and understand business processes in the global organisation.


  • Developed skills that enable the student to apply different research methods necessary for analysing and improving global business processes.
  • Developed skills in evaluating different strategies and approaches for data collection and analysis.
  • Developed skills in analysing and understanding global and processes.


  • Be able to select and operationalise appropriate approaches to data collection and analysis
  • Be able to collect reliable and valid data.
  • Be able to model and analyse value chains and processes in the globalized organisation.

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 examMethods and Tools for Business Systems Studies
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 titleMetoder og værktøjer til studier af forretningssystemer
Module codeM-OIM-KK1-6
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