IOA offers research-based teaching and supervision at all educational levels. Bachelor, Master, PhD and Executive Degrees are considered to be equally important.


Our teaching strategy

Through research-based knowledge and action-oriented pedagogics, it is our ambition to educate change agents who can think transformatively to help businesses and societies tackle grand challenges. To better integrate our significant body of external lecturers in the department and the department’s research processes, we have developed a DVIP strategy.

Our teaching is firmly grounded in the research of the department and continuously updated with new knowledge and topical case studies. Important IOA teaching areas are:

  • organization theory and analysis, international political economy
  • HRM and organizational psychology
  • project organization and change management
  • leadership and governance
  • public sector management
  • economic and organizational sociology
  • qualitative and quantitative methodologies

Within these areas, we develop learning experiences that are responsive to societal needs and reflect changing organizational conditions.

We are dedicated to educating students to becoming analytically strong and critical thinkers as well as reflexive, responsible and innovative practitioners, and, in some cases, scholars.
We believe that a deep understanding of organization (expertise), processes of organizing across levels, and the ability to organize purposefully (skills) are core competences for all CBS-graduates.

As IOA’s academic teaching coordinator Vice Head Ass. Prof. Lise Justesen coordinates the staffing of the department’s teaching portfolio, including the teaching assignments of PhD students, and oversees the quality of teaching.

The department is a key provider of teaching in organization theory and organizational analysis because of our strong research foundation and our teaching style that is characterized by a fruitful combination of theoretical ambition and curiosity, critical reflexivity, empirical specificity and practical relevance. It is our ambition to further develop our teaching quality and teacher competences. Assistant professors and post docs with substantial teaching responsibilities must attend CBS’ Assistant Professor Programme, which includes didactical and pedagocial courses as well as supervision by senior colleagues. A completed course with a satisfactory result is a requirement for all tenured faculty at IOA.

For many years, we have held the program and line academic directorship for educational programs related to our core research areas:

  • HA/Cand.merc. (psyk)
  • HA projektledelse
  • HA Europæisk Business
  • Cand.merc.(HRM)
  • Cand.merc. (SOL)
  • Cand. Soc (CBP)
  • MSc. Public Management and Social Development (in Beijing)
  • HD O, Master of Public Governance
  • Master in Management Development

The academic directorship for the BSc./MSc. International Business and Politics is now also in the department. In addition, the department is heavily involved in programmes such as HA Almen, BSc in Business Admin. and Sociology and HD 1.

The page was last edited by: Department of Organization // 10/30/2023