Organization Studies: Theories and Methods


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 in organizational studies
  • basic theoretical and methodological issues in analyzing organizations
  • basic characteristics of organizations in terms of structure, power relations, and technologies (including digital).



The student must attain

Skills in:

  • applying relevant concepts and theories in analyzing  organizational phenomena and issues
  • applying social and cultural analytical methods in understanding organizational issues.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • analyzing private and public organizations by using relevant theories and methods
  • contributing to the critical discussion of organizational phenomena and processes on the basis of relevant knowledge
  • discussing the effects of various theoretical approaches in the understanding of organizations.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examOrganization Studies: Theories and Methods
Type of exam
Written exam
Written exam (individual)

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 titleOrganisationsstudier: teorier og metoder
Module codeBALISE2222
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities