Introduction to Organization

Study Board of Business Economics

Teaching language: English
EKA: B220018102
Censorship: Second examiner: None
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Autumn
Level: Bachelor

Course ID: B220018101
ECTS value: 5

Date of Approval: 20-03-2018

Duration: 1 semester

Course ID


Course Title

Introduction to Organization

Teaching language


ECTS value


Responsible study board

Study Board of Business Economics

Date of Approval


Course Responsible

Name Email Department
Ingo Winkler

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1 semester

Mandatory prerequisites


Recommended prerequisites


Aim and purpose

The course aims to provide basic knowledge about the structure and design of all types of organizations. Understanding organizations requires that students acquire skills and competencies to assess whether the organization is adequate, though it might be changed, and how a change should look like.


The course provides insight into the key issues related to organizational structure and design. This includes concepts, theories, models, methods and processes related to:

•Organizational structure
•Organizational design
•Organizational culture
•Organizational change
•Social changes and organizational changes
•Interaction between organizations and their environments
•Technology and organizational structure.

Learning goals

At the end of the course, the students must be able to:

•Describe organizations and their conduct by means of an appropriate selection of theories and models,
•Reflect critically on the validity of these concepts, theories and models,
•Apply theories and models to independently analyse and assess whether the organization is able to achieve its goals.


For example:
•Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge, Timothy T. Campbell (2017) Organizational Behaviour, Pearson (2nd edition)
•Knud Sinding & Christian Waldstrøm, Organisational Behaviour, Mcgraw-Hill Education Ltd. (latest edition)
•David Buchanan & Andrzej Huczynski, Organizational Behaviour, Pearson (latest edition)
•Additional literature: notes, cases, articles.

Teaching Method

The course includes lectures to support the student's own reading of the subject’s content.
The purpose of the lectures is to create an overview of the various topics and to show how they are related to each other.


Scheduled classes:
30 hours lectures per semester.

Students’ expected workload:

•Classroom hours (lectures): 30 hours.
•Preparation and follow-up: 83 hours.
•Exam preparation: 20 hours.
•Exam: 2 hours.
•Sum: 135 hours.

Examination regulations





Exam: January.
Reexam: February.

The form of examination may be changed at reexam.





Form of examination

Written in situ exam


Second examiner: None


7-point grading scale


Student Identification Card - Exam number




2 hours written exam.


 Page limitation – 4 to 6 norm pages (one page 2.400 characters incl. spaces).

Examination aids

All exam aids allowed.
It is not allowed to communicate with others during the exam.

Assignment handover

Will be handed out in the examination room.

Assignment handin

Only digital submission, via SDU-assignment in the course page in Blackboard.

ECTS value


Additional information

The exam is held at the university. The examination is held using the students own PC.
Internet access: Required.



External comment

NOTE - This course is identical with the former course 83116301 / Campus Odense: 83116301 Organization (supplementing course).
Used examination attempts in the former identical course will be transferred.
Courses that are identical with former courses that are passed according to applied rules cannot be retaken.

The student is automatically registered for the first examination attempt when the student is registered for a course or course element with which one or more examinations are associated. Withdrawal of registration is not possible, and students who fail to participate in an examination have used one examination attempt, unless the University has made an exemption due to special circumstances. 
If a student does not meet the established university prerequisites for taking the exam, he or she has used one examination attempt, unless the University has made an exemption due to special circumstances.

Courses offered

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Fall 2018 Exchange students

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