Organisationsstudier: teorier og metoder


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

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

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • key theories within the study of structure, culture, power relations and types of practices of organizations

  • theoretic and methodological bases for analyzing organizations.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • 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.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • 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.



Name of examOrganization Studies: Theories and Methods
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an individual 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
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleOrganization Studies: Theories and Methods
Module codeBALISE201822
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and International Studies, English
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities