Industry and business systems
2012-2013 - SMF1301 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

  • Strategic planning and marketorientation.
  • Consciousness about the comsumer behaviour, marketing and customer saticfaction.
  • Knowledge about the industrial and trade business company as part of the community.
  • Understand restrictions for the business activity.
  • Be ware of the main information systems and processes that has to function in a production plant.
  • Development of the production organisations, leadership and strategies. 


  • To establish business, ownership, investment and finance.
  • Hand made productions, idustrialisation and massproduction.
  • Organisation, leadership, strategy and running operation.
  • Cooperation and democracy.
  • Laws.
  • Competition, value philosophy, business orientation and marketing.
  • Market and customer behaviour.
  • Goods and service sale.
  • Internationalization.
  • Functions and processes as accounting, budgetting, purchasing, planning of production, logistics and sales organization.
  • Ethics and social considerations.

Teaching Methods

Group works
Mandatory assignments

Teaching Methods (additional text)

  • Visiting companies.
  • Presentation of solutions of the exercises followed by discussions.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

  • External examiner autumn 2011.
  • External examiner is used periodically to evaluate contents, arrangements and the examination system.

Re-sit examination

  • Ordinary resit.
  • Approved exercises are valid for resit examination.

Coursework Requirements

  • One compulsory exercise. Delivery in groups of 4-5 students.
  • Compulsory participation in the exercise lesson, minimum 80 %. 
  • Compulsory discourse.

Teaching Materials

  • Morten Emil Berg: "Ledelse, verktøy og virkemidler", Universitetsforlaget, 3. utgave, ISBN 978-82-15-01423-4.
  • Appropriate book in ethics or collection of articles.
  • Set of exercises.