TTM4165 - Digital Economics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

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 and the society. We learn about how the Internet, mobile communications, the sharing economy, social media, and cryptocurrencies impact global businesses.

The course consists of two parts:
1) Basic theory in digital economics, including: network effects, value creation models, digital business models and market modeling.
2) How the digital economy influences privacy, regulations, and strategy.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge:
1) To get broad knowledge in digital economics
2) To get broad knowledge in digital business models
3) To get broad knowledge on how the digital economy impacts its surroundings, including privacy and regulations

B. Skills:
1) To perform a network effect analysis of a digital service
2) To analysis and construct a business model
3) To model digital markets

Learning methods and activities

The course is offered as an online course. The lectures will be recorded in advance and made available on Blackboard. Other digital materials will supplement the lectures. External lectures contribute to the course. The course is offered to students in Trondheim, Gjøvik, and Ålesund, as well as remote students.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The course is evaluated based on a written exam, which counts 100% of the total grade. A set of mandatory exercises need to be passed to qualify for the exam. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Book: "Digital Economics" by H. Øverby og J. A. Audestad

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIE5070 7.5
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Telematics
  • Social Studies
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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