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Organising (PE)


This course consist of 3 parts (Behavioural Decision Making, Managing People and Organising), which are handled in an integrated way. Benefits are a better understanding of correlations between the parts and how to learn to view these parts or topics in a coherent manner. During a period of 4 months nine intervision sessions will be held. Every part however has its own grading and testing. Completing succesfully this integrated course will add 9 EC to your total EC score.

Admission requirements




Organising and organisations take many forms. Learning how organisations differ from each other on structural and operational levels and recognising their individual characteristics is essential in understanding how to produce effective change, whether through processes, informational technology or both. Over the past 20 years, organisations and the process of organising have been in constant flux as they try to adapt to and benefit from ever-accelerating rates of change resulting from the convergence of driving forces such as globalisation and interconnected computing and communication technologies.

Course objectives

The purpose of the course is first to provide students with perspectives on different types of organisations and a set of tools and concepts to recognise, diagnose and operate within them, and second how to understand and relate the impact of dynamic, technology-driven change in these different organisation types. At the end of the course, students should be able to critically reflect on different organisation types and their characteristics, and assess how external factors and trends impact organisational change programs and their related information technology needs.


The schedule is tailor-made and will be defined by mutual agreement. A detailed table of contents is published in ELO.

Mode of instruction

  • The course combines lectures, case studies, interactive discussions, papers, assignments and a final examination. – There is a preparatory assignment before the first meeting.

Note: 3 ECTS, 84 SBU, students should use remaining study time by exploring literature about topic.

Assessment method

Assignments: 60% Examination: 30% Class Participation: 10%

Blackboard –

Reading list

Gareth Morgan, Images of Organization, Sage Publications, 2006 (to be purchased)
Kevin Kelly, Out of Control, Perseus Books , 1995
Thomas Friedman, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005
The instructor will provide Kelly and Friedman readings on Digital Learning Environment CAI.

Contact information

For more information, please contact Programme Co-ordinator ms. Judith Havelaar LL.M