Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Business Process Management (EN)

Danish title
Business Process Management (EN)
Study programme
Business Economics & Information Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
5. 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)
Leif Schwartz Holbek
Jesper Skovsgaard Frederiksen
  • Content and learning outcomes

    Digitalisation of business processes and workflows supported by Business Process Management (BPM) and process-aware information systems (PAIS) is being pushed forward both in public and private businesses as a means to improve both efficiency and quality of
    services offered to citizens and customers.
    BPM will in many cases support a better visibility and understanding of cross-organisational processes. It is a main focus of the course to illustrate how such processes interact. Since industry standard information systems are often used to support such cross-functional processes these systems and concept like best practice will have a significant role on the course too.
    The origins of BPM in process thinking will be examined before we move on to introducing business process modeling using IBM’s BPM tools like Blueworks Live and Process Designer which are based on the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) industry standard.
    The course will in its 2018 version also include introduction to Robotics Process Automation (RPA).
    The course will introduce the student to techniques and tools for discovering, modelling and deploying business processes as well as to applications using the
    state-of-the-art cloud-based design and simulation tools for BPMN process modelling IBM Blueworkslive.
    A special emphasis will be put on hands-on experience with IBM BPM tools from modeling to execution of a BPM application through cases designed in collaboration with industry partners.

  • Type of instruction
    A mix of theory and practice. There will be lectures followed by case exercises supplied by KEA’s external partners, excursions, conferences and involvement of external partners.
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Academic requirement for participation
    Participation in 4. semester on KEA-BE-IT or corresponding merit transfer.

  • Exam

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

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    During the elective cases with external partners will be mandatory group case hand-ins. Each of these includes a small report and a class presentation. These cases (max. 2) will be evaluated and has to be approved before the group/student can take the final elective exam.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    This elective will be finalized by a hand-in in the form of a written group report which
    is to demonstrate the students’ ability to combine theory and practice.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 2-4 max participants
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
  • Preliminary literature list
    This is a preliminary literature list. A final literature list will be provided in connection with study start.
    “Fundamentals of Business Process Management” 2nd Edition (
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 Process Management (EN) you will receive 77 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 102 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 19% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, cases, external lectures, interdisciplinary project-based teaching.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, group work, project work.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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