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Syllabus for

Academic year
IAR075 - Industrial management
Syllabus adopted 2008-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKELT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle

Teaching language: Swedish
Minimum participants: 30

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0199 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   28 May 2009 pm M,  14 Jan 2009 am V,  26 Aug 2009 pm V

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Univ lektor  Jan Lindér

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For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

IEK415 Industriell ekonomi E.


The aim of this course is to give the student basic knowledge on industrial organization. Four different areas will be covered in the course, namely organizational theory, production organization, product development organization and service management.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

The goal is that, after having finished this course, the student should be equipped with basic knowledge on how a company works, its different functions (e.g. product development and production), and how this functions can be organized and managed.


Four different areas will be covered in the course, namely organizational theory, production organization, product development organization and service management. Each of these areas/parts of the course will be described in more detail in the following:
- Organizational Theory:
Based on practical organizational theory we will discuss how a company/an organization should be managed and organized. This area will form the basis for the other three areas in this course.

- Production Organization:
This part aims to give insights into theory, but also methods and tools, for effective manufacturing/production. Different forms of production layouts, flows etc will be discussed.

- Product Development Organization:
In this part of the course will we discuss how product development activities can be organized for efficient development of new products.

- Service Management:
More and more companies are turning from a manufacturing focus to a service focus, the service part of the company s organization becomes more and more profitable compared with for example the manufacturing activities in the company. In this course we will discuss organization, management, strategy and competence in a service organization.


The course consists of a number of lectures, including some guest lectures with people from different companies bringing in their experience in this field. In addition, there will also be two seminars in which two central topics in the area of industrial organization will be discussed in detail.


This course will cover a broad range of literature, mainly different articles from different sources.


The examination in this course consists of a written exam and attendance at the different guest lectures.

The written exam will take place in the end of the course. The grading (U, 3, 4, 5) will be based on the student s result on this written exam.

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