IN5160 – Digital Leadership

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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

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.

Learning outcome

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.

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.

Grading scale

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.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 26, 2022 7:19:31 PM

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