Course syllabus

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The Business of Software

ETSF25, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03

General Information

Compulsory for: C3, D3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course aims to give the student insights into and knowledge of the business of software. This includes how market and financial issues interplay with the technical development, the concept of innovation, business models för software products and services, how development resources are created and used, how projects are planned and managed in established companies and in start-ups. The course also aims to shed light on ethical aspects and legal frameworks that impact on software development.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must



Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must



Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must






Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The final grade is given based on a combination of project outcome and written report.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Project.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: The project is graded for the project group and weighed together with the grade of the report to form the final grade.
Code: 0217. Name: Written Report.
Credits: 3,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Individual written report that is graded. The grade is weighed together with the grade for the project to form the final grade on the course.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETSA05, ETSF01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Elizabeth Bjarnason,