Development and Innovation of Global Business Systems and Value Chains


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge obtained in 1st semester. Furthermore, this project builds on the three courses taught in the 2nd semester

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Has gained in-depth knowledge of development and innovation of global business systems and value chains using supply chain operations on real life problems.


  • Can demonstrate the skills to choose among and apply in practice the theories, concepts, methods and tools taught in this semester.
  • Can analyze, and develop an integrated solution to a practical problem, usually in the form of a project developed in and together with an organization.


  • Is able to operationalize theoretical contributions on global business systems and value chains as well as other relevant scientific fields in a practical setting.
  • Can work together as a team to analyze and develop integrated and feasible solution(s) to a practical organizational problem.
  • Can work together with an organization in an academically yet practically adequate manner.
  • Is able to demonstrate how to operationalize theoretical contributions to practical settings.
  • Possess the ability to identify and propose solutions with special focus on cross-functional issues.

Type of instruction

The module is carried out as group-based, problem-oriented project work. The group work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organize and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor. The project is carried out in groups with normally no more than 6 members.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam.


Name of examDevelopment and Innovation of Global Business Systems and Value Chains
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aidsInformation about allowed helping aids for the examination will be published in the description of the semester/module.
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 titleUdvikling og innovation af globale forretningssystemer og værdikæder
Module codeM-OM-K2-1A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Management Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science