IN5160 – Digital Leadership
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.
The course focuses on the specific managerial tasks and challenges of the digital economy. It deals in particular with the management of digital resources, such as data, algorithms and ecosystems, including security and privacy. The course also introduces digitalisation as «strategizing», i.e. continuous development of ideas and solutions. Theoretically, the course builds on research on digital leadership in international and Norwegian contexts, and the students will also acquire practical skills in leadership and communication.
After taking this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the particular tasks and challenges of digital management and digital strategizing
- Analyse digital leadership challenges from cases, and assess possible solutions
- Conduct a professional oral presentation of a digital option and choice
- Understand the security, privacy and ethical aspects of digitalisation
- Critically reflect on digital leadership as a practice
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
Students admitted to the Master's programme Informatics: Digital Economics and Leadership (master's two years) will be prioritized.
Recommended previous knowledge
It is recommended to have taken at least 20 credits in business courses prior to this course, such as INEC1800, INEC1810, INEC1820, INEC1831
2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of assignment training per week.
Teaching is based on a mixture of theory lectures and active discussions in class. Assignment training is case analysis, and presentation exercises with video.
80% attendance of the lectures is mandatory.
The course grade is based on the following assessments:
- a term paper to be written in groups of two or three, on a self-chosen topic decided in collaboration with the course leader: 60%
- two individual assignments, presented orally: 20% each
In addition, 80% attendance of lectures is required in order to pass the course.
All parts of the exam and the attendance must be passed, and passed in the same semester, to pass the course.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.