TTM4165 - Digital Economics


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2017/2018

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 50/100
Work 50/100

Course content

The digitization of the economy is one of the most critical issues of our time. Digital technologies has transformed businesses and peoples life, and will continue to do so in the future. This course is about digital economics and how the digital economy influences markets, the digital society and organisations. We learn about how Internet, sharing economy, social networks, BigData and mobile communications change global businesses and how to create value for humans and enterprises in the digital society.

The course consists of two parts:
1) Basic theory in digital economics, including: value creation models, digital business models and market regulations.
2) Digital economics in context, and how the digital economy influences societies, environment, poverty, privacy, strategy, financial operations and city development.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge:
1) To get knowledge in digital economics.
2) To get knowledge on how the digital economy influences its surroundings.

B. Skills:
1) To perform an analysis of a value network.
2) To perform an analysis and to construct a business model.
3 To be able to write an independent essay within a chosen topic.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and essay. Many of the lecturers come from norwegian ICT industry and public sector.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes exercices which combined count 50% and an essay which also counts 50%. The results for the parts are given in %-scores. The entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. The essay should be written according to given instructions. Both the exercises and the essay need to be passed to pass the course.
If a student has the final grade F/failed, the student must repeat the entire course. Works that count in the final grade must be repeated.

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIE5070 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Work 50/100
Autumn ORD Work 50/100



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