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ME2039 Knowledge Management 6.0 credits

The course deals with firms and projects as knowledge organizations, and teaches ideas and conceptual tools to describe and analyze how organizations apply, renew and phase out professional business knowledge. The course is possible to take as a separate course. It is also included in the course profile series on Project Communication and IT. The profile includes ME1400 Project Management and Communication, ME2037 Project Communication, ME2038 IT Management and ME2039 Knowledge Management.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus ME2039 (Autumn 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The content and pedagogy of the course consists of a combination of knowledge management theories and practical cases from different business contexts. The main parts of the course are:       

  • Fundamental theories of learning organizations and knowledge management       
  • Structure, management, maintenance and costs of knowledge organizations       
  • Structured experience learning through evaluation of finished projects      
  • Experience learning and knowledge management in high speed processes

Intended learning outcomes

After finished course students should:       

  • be able to describe and analyze firms and projects as knowledge organizations.       
  • be familiar with how firms apply, renew and phase out knowledge.       
  • understand the relation between creation of knowledge in a project organization and how that can constitute a resource and capability structure in firms.       
  • be able to relate practice of knowledge management of individual firms to theory.       
  • be able to outline the fundamental structure of a knowledge organization.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

At least 12hp on advanced level

Recommended prerequisites

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Will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM2 - Seminars, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Essay, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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

Active participation on mandatory course events.

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 ME2039

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Replaces 4D1308 and ME2405