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Information Management and Digitalization MSB204

Digital transformation is about adopting business processes and practices that position organizations to compete effectively in an increasingly digital economy. This organizational adaptation is primarily about leadership and strategy, where digital technology provides opportunities and threats. The course deals with this tension.

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.



Vekting (SP)


Antall semestre






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UiS Business School

Learning outcome

Upon completion of the course, you will have knowledge of:

  • Different perspectives on how a firm can create value in a digital economy;
  • Strategic and organizational challenges that face organizations in a digital economy
  • Important digital trends and capabilities.

After completion of this course, you will have skills that enable you to:

  • Govern organization's investments and use of digital technology;
  • Provide recommendations for how to create value from digital initiatives;
  • Source and manage digital transformation initiatives.

The course provides an understanding of how all firms need to adopt business practices to the ever-increasing digitalization of the economy. By integrating academic research and real-life examples students gain knowledge of how firms can unlock the advantages and mitigate threats from digital technology. The way a firm govern and implement the use of digital technology has fundamental implications for short-term gain and long-term survival.

Topics and themes that are covered:

  • Foundations to IS Strategy and Strategizing
  • Digital Transformation and Organizational Transformation
  • Organizing and Governing the IS Function
  • Enterprise Governance of Information Technology
  • Current and Emerging Challenges, including ethical challenges with digitalization
Required prerequisite knowledge
Eksamen / vurdering
Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Karakter Hjelpemiddel
Take home exam 1/1 7 Days A - F

Coursework requirements
Group project with presentation in class
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Bjarte Ravndal
Study Program Director: Yuko Onozaka
Method of work

Lectures, seminars, group project, presentations, and student peer reviews. The group project will normally involve real life organizations.

You are expected to work a total of 280 hours on this course, and that includes lectures and seminars, peer assisted reviews, independent study, the group project, and the take home exam.

Lectures and seminars: 30 hours. Feedback and supervision on group project: 10 hours. Individual preparations and group work: 190. Take home exam: 50 hours.

Open for
Master in Accounting and Auditing Business Administration - Master of Science
Course assessment
Students will have the opportunity to give feedback on the course first in an early dialogue, and then in a written course evaluation at the end of the course.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Information Management and Digitalization (MØA204) 10
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