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2017/2018  MA-MMBSO1017U  Integrated Leadership

English Title
Integrated Leadership

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 2 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration Three Semesters
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring, Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration in Shipping and Logistics
Course coordinator
  • Stefan Meisiek - MPP
Main academic disciplines
  • Human resource management
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Business psychology
Last updated on 05-07-2017

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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:
  • Identify the role of leadership in today’s society and economy
  • Compare different behavioral theories on leadership and leadership practice
  • Organize for effective teamleadership in own organization
  • Practice own personal leadership in own organization
Integrated 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 Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The examination of the integrated leadership course will follow module 8. The participants should reflect on own development as a leader primarily using the theories that they have learned in the leadership module. However, to a certain degree they can also use some of the theories from the other modules to contextualize own leadership challenges. 

Course content and structure

The integrated leadership course is designed to raise the participants’ awareness of the intricate workings of leadership in today’s society and economy, and to help the student develop skills, insights, and competencies necessary for their future career. The student will reflect upon personal leadership style and role, the dynamics of team leadership, authority, conflict, and complexity, and will be able to draw for each from the three sources of leadership. Integrated Leadership is a distinct and individual course, however it is an integrated part of the modules.


Leadership should always be seen as an integrated practice in professional settings, i.e. the industry, the firm and the specific challenges that confront reflexive-practitioners. The leadership module is grounded on these assumptions and the module is organized as four courses linked to four of the modules in the Programme.


In module 1 “Shipping as a business and as a market” integrated leadership begins when the participants have finished the first module, because we then have the opportunity to put light on the leadership dimension in the beginning of the Programme. This will make the student aware of their own responsibility and challenges as leaders in the context of the industry and their organizations.


In module 3 “International economics and market analysis” there will be a need of having a constant focus on leadership to make it explicit that they should both be strong analytical managers with an industry perspective and they should recognize the leadership challenges and responsibilities that they have.


In module 5 “Operational management and information technology”, the primarily focus will be on how the participants should have a balanced focus on leadership and management. Management understood primarily as a rational and analytical function and leadership as a relational and facilitating function.


In module 8 “Managing strategy and change” strategic management is seldom an individual practice but something that is taking place in larger groups of managers. The participants will learn about the dynamics of leadership teams and how they should be organized to support an effective and strong strategic focus in the company. The participants should work with own leadership practice in terms of a specific and concrete leadership challenges that they are confronted with in own organization. These challenge will be cornerstones for own practical reflection on own leadership and the use of theories taught in the course. 

Teaching methods
The module is very interactive and will combine lectures, discussions, group work and case presentations.
Feedback during the teaching period
The feedback
Feedback is given to the student together with the grade when written and oral exams have been evaluated.

The evaluation
At the evaluation unit at CBS’s Economic & Analysis department we ask you to evaluate the overall course. In other words if there has been exercise classes and lectures the evaluation should include both. We evaluate every course and faculty to secure and strengthen the professional level of the offered course.
Student workload
Sessions 60,25 hours
Preparation and Exam 20 hours
Last updated on 05-07-2017