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IV2015 Knowledge Management 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus IV2015 (Spring 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Knowledge is an organisation’s most important and valuable asset. Organisations that can stimulate creative learning and that have an innovative climate have a competitive advantage.

This course is suitable if you want to work as a management consultant or a knowledge manager.

This course is suitable if you want to work as a management consultant or a knowledge manager.

A large part of the course is based around turning theories into practice. All participants will contribute to the course with some knowledge or experiences. Knowledge Management principles will not only be taught in theory but also so some extent applied during the course.

Intended learning outcomes

The student should, after completing the course, know:

• How organisations can be made more efficient by organising and representing the organisation’s knowledge so that it can be reused and how to motivate this reuse of other people’s knowledge among the employees.

• What knowledge is, how it can be defined, communicated and stored.

• Why big investments in knowledge management systems are being made in the "knowledge economy"

The student should, after completing the course, be able to:

• Collect and represent both formal and informal knowledge.

• Describe knowledge in a way that makes it easy to recycle it.

• Formulate goals for improved competence.

• Recognise and use popular methods used within KM today

• Relate competence to motivation, efficiency, cooperation and development.

• Build a learning organisation

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

For "single course" students:

  • Completed documented upper secondary education incl documented proficiency in English and
  • 180 ECTS credits (hp) in information technology/ computer science/ computer and systems sciences.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

The student has to pass both the written exam and the project assignment to get a final grade. Grading scale A-F.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web IV2015

Offered by

ICT/Systems Science (SU)

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Director of studies Ms. Sirkku Männikkö,

Supplementary information

No longer offered.