Organisational Theory and Analysis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on advanced organisation theory. It provides the student with knowledge, competencies, and skills within different theoretical approaches to organisation and organisational analysis. The module supports theoretical and practical reflections on different types of issues in organisation theory and analysis. Therefore, committed interaction between teachers and students is required.

The module builds on the organizational module at BSc in Economics and Business Administration. The module spans classic, modern, and newer approaches that have emerged within the organisational theoretical field and covers key areas of organisational theory, including various forms of organising, culture, organisational change, power, communication, stakeholder relations and ethics.

Learning objectives


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • key theoretical approaches in classical and recent organisation theory.
  • relevant and central organisational theory approaches for problem-oriented analysis of organisations and select among these


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • selecting relevant theories in order to understand and analyse a practical problem within organisational issues and on this basis, argue for anchored solution proposals, both individually and in teams.
  • being able to deal critically and analytically with organisational issues.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • understand organisational problems and how organisational theories can help to understand these.
  • examine key issues in organisations.
  • be able to organise, carry out and disseminate analyses of organisations on a scientific basis.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.



Name of examOrganisational Theory and Analysis
Type of exam
Written 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 titleOrganisationsteori og analyse
Module codeKAORS20222
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities