Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Business strategy 2 (EN)

Danish title
Forretningsstrategi 2 (EN)
Study programme
Business Economics & Information Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
4. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Lygten 16, København NV
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Kim Juhl
Jesper Skovsgaard Frederiksen
Leif Schwartz Holbek
  • Purpose

    Business process optimization and standardization, integration of systems and business
    units, strategic information systems planning


    The student has development based knowledge and understanding about and can reflect on
    applied theories and methodologies regarding
    1) integration of systems and business units
    2) business process optimization and standardization through process design based on
    research and IT modeling tools
    3) human, cultural and organizational aspects of IT-driven business processes
    4) strategic information systems planning and financial management of IT systems
    5) international aspects of IT project portfolio management


    The student masters skills regarding the application of
    1) theories and methods to analyze the integration of IT systems and business units
    2) theories and methods to research, model, and document IT-driven business processes
    3) theory and methods to create an IT strategy based on central processes in an organization
    4) theory and methods to prioritize and plan the development of an organization’s IT project
    5) theory and methods to strategically analyse an organization’s IT infrastructure
    6) selecting and presenting relevant solution models regarding strategic information systems
    planning to collaboration partners and users


    The student is able to handle complex and development-oriented situations regarding
    1) independently participating in creating or revising an IT strategy based on the strategic
    analysis of an organization’s infrastructure and central processes
    2) managing an IT project portfolio with a focus on optimization through internationalization
    of the organization
    3) creating, modeling, and communicating concepts and documentation for IT-driven business
    processes to a complex target group
    4) creating or revising plans for the integration of IT systems and business units
    5) identifying own learning needs and developing own knowledge, skills, and competences in
    relation to business process optimization and standardization

  • Type of instruction and practical application of learning objectives
    The teaching consists of lectures, class discussions, group assignments and work with interdisciplinary case projects
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    The exam must show that the student
    • can communicate core concepts from Business Strategy, Information Technologies,
    Systems Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
    • can analyse and present a problem related to Business Strategy, Information Technologies,
    Systems Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship from an interdisciplinary
    • can manage an innovative and/or entrepreneurial process
    • can complete a project in a team with emphasis on project management methods and
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Formal requirements
    The project must be interdisciplinary and problem oriented.
    The School lays down the actual requirements for the project, which will combine essential fields of the 4th semester teaching of Business Strategy, Information Technologies, Systems
    Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The School can make further demands for group size, project scope and process documentation, including requirements for the
    demonstration of working code and/or the student’s written language skills. The School must
    secure that the project description is given to the students and the examiners.

    The report must not exceed 15 standard pages plus a maximum of 8 standard pages per group member, excluding appendices. Appendices should be kept to a minimum.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 1-4 max participants
    Exam languages
    1. Individual presentation based on report: 5 minutes.
    2. Individual examination: 20 minutes.
    3. Discussion of performance and announcement of grade: 5 minutes.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    External censure
    Exam criteria
    The student will receive an individual grade for the overall performance covering report,
    presentation and individual examination. The evaluation of the performance is based on the
    degree to which it complies with the purpose and learning objectives of the subjects, as described in the curriculum.
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Business strategy 2 (EN) you will receive 96 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 128 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 35% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, group work, classroom teaching, project work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: group work, reading your own notes, reading the curriculum, project work.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances