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2017/2018  MA-MMBFO1226U  Organisational Leadership

English Title
Organisational Leadership

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 2 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Full-Time MBA
Course coordinator
  • Eric Guthey - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Management
  • Organization
  • Organisational behaviour
Last updated on 26/06/2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • Describe and critically discuss key theoretical and practical perspectives on the challenges of leading, managing, achieving results and developing talent in organizations
  • Define leadership, define organizations, and describe the interrelationships between the two in both theoretical and practical terms. Compare and contrast your definitions with key conventional and critical alternatives.
  • Compare and contrast the relative merits of conventional managerial and leader-centered approaches versus process relational approaches to leadership and organizational behavior, as well as the relative strengths and weaknesses of leader development versus leadership development.
  • Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of relevant models and theories on how motivation, work orientation, emotions, team dynamics, diversity, power, politics and organizational culture affect individual and organizational performance.
  • Apply these theories and insights to the analysis of a variety of cases and organizations that exemplify how to (or how not to) promote and to adopt leadership and leadership development practices that support the strategic objectives of the organization while also respecting the values and interests of organizational stakeholders and constituents
Examination
Organizational Leadership:
Exam ECTS 2
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Case based assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Autumn
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

The course will focus primarily on the analysis of cases chosen to help develop the ability of participants to analyze and to intervene in the social and organizational dynamics of leadership in a variety of different contexts. Classroom time will promote the analysis and discussion of cases and theoretical readings as well as the perspectives and experiences of class participants - high-energy discussion, debate, and interaction. For this reason students are strongly encouraged to bring their own views to the table and to share insights and learning with the rest of the group.

Teaching methods
The course will focus primarily on the analysis of cases chosen to help develop the ability of participants to analyze and to intervene in the social and organizational dynamics of leadership in a variety of different contexts. Classroom time will promote the analysis and discussion of cases and theoretical readings as well as the perspectives and experiences of class participants - high-energy discussion, debate, and interaction. For this reason students are strongly encouraged to bring their own views to the table and to share insights and learning with the rest of the group.
Feedback during the teaching period
The interactive case discussion format allows for continuous feedback. The students are expected to attend class, be prepared and participate in the case discussions
Student workload
Teaching 20 hours
Preparation 40 hours
Examination 20 hours
Last updated on 26/06/2017