Organisational theory and qualitative method


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module consists of three integrated components: 1) organisational theory, 2) qualitative method 3) project work.

In the module, students will work with different perspectives of organisational theory on how to understand and analyse an organisation and its various processes. The different perspectives of organisational theory will be linked to their respective underlying scientific method approaches. Therefore the module will also introduce different scientific method approaches to the study of business economics phenomena and issues. Thus, this organisational field will be used as a subject field when practising the use of scientific method approaches. Both organisational theory and the scientific method approaches constitute important elements in the project work.

Learning objectives


The student must through the module obtain knowledge about:

  • Acquiring knowledge about basic organisational theory and scientific method approaches.

  • Explaining different perspectives on the organisation and its processes.


The student must through the module obtain skills in:

  • Engaging independently and methodologically in problem-based project work.

  • Developing scientific study designs which may be used to identify and study business economics issues.

  • Understanding the use of different qualitative methods for the acquisition of knowledge about business economics issues.

  • Diagnosing and analysing organisational issues and taking a critical stance to these.

  • Accounting for knowledge of the qualitative method.


The student must through the module obtain compteences to:

  • Developing independently and critically concept and reflection frameworks which may contribute to the solution of organisational and methodological business economics issues.



Name of examOrganisational theory and qualitative method
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleOrganisationsteori og kvalitativ metode
Module codeBAEBA20179
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics and Business Administration
Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities