Course syllabus

The Business of Software
Affärsdriven programvaruutveckling

ETSF25, 7.5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2024-04-16
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory 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: For final grades, an approved project, approved academic paper and active participation in seminars are required. The final grade in the course is based on the result of the academic paper.

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: 0122. Name: Project.
Credits: 4.0. Grading scale: UG - (U, G). Assessment: Approved oral and written project report. Participation in seminars is required for passing grade. The module includes: Project report.
Code: 0222. Name: Academic Paper.
Credits: 3.5. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5). Assessment: Individual written report that is graded. Participation in seminars is required for passing grade. The module includes: Written report.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
Kursen överlappar följande kurser: ETSA05 ETSF01

Reading list


Course coordinator: Elizabeth Bjarnason,
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