Leadership & Management in Organizations (LMO)

Course description




The course focuses on managerial work, the role transition that is implied in becoming a manager and on the occupational ethics that managers adopt in order to survive and succeed. The main intention is to advance the students ability to understand and critically evaluate managerial work. The course covers issues that are complex, and partly contested, and will correspondingly be dealt with from different theoretical perspectives and address different types of questions.


Intended Learning Outcomes

Course description


The course focuses on central concepts and theories in leadership, the organizational politics and occupational ethics of leaders and managers, and the social and cultural context of leadership and management. The main intention is to advance the students’ ability to understand and critically evaluate leadership practice and managerial work. Students will explore topics such as the development of leadership theory; behavioral patterns in leadership practice; the organizational relevance and scientific claims of leadership research; the moral dilemmas of leadership; and concepts such as charisma, authenticity and authority. Intended Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:


1. Understand and critically assess different perspectives of leadership and management in organizations.


2. Apply the theories and perspectives introduced by the course on current issues concerning leadership and management in organizations.


3. Relate the knowledge acquired about leadership and management to other related themes such as authority, ethics, and power and resistance in organizations. Judgement and approach


4. Understand and assess the moral dilemmas that permeate leadership and management in organizations.

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Course title:
Leadership & Management in Organizations
Semester: Spring term 2019
Study period: 3
Rate of studies: 50%
Level: Graduate level (second cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English

Course code: FE4226

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Course coordinator:
Lotta Sondell
Head of course:
Nick Butler
Examiner:
Nick Butler
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