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2012/2013  KAN-CBL_LMAC  Leadership and Management in Action

English Title
Leadership and Management in Action

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc og MSc in Business, Language and Culture, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Eric Guthey - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Secretary Birgitte Hertz, bhe.stu@cbs.dk
Main Category of the Course
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 08-02-2012
Learning objectives
explain the logic behind the case method of teaching, and define the central elements of effective case analysis, presentation, and discussion
present effective summary introductions of cases assigned in the course, and explain the components of effective case presentations, as well as the importance thereof
analyse the cases assigned, and individual elements of those cases, from multiple perspectives, and explain the assumptions behind the multiple perspectives
use the case materials assigned in the course to support multiple definitions of the concept of leadership, and to present practical examples of the multiple ways, in which the notion of leadership, as well as particular leadership styles and approaches, compare across organisational, industrial, regional, and cultural
Leadership and Management in Action:
Type of test Oral with Written Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner External examiner
Exam period December/January
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 20 Minutes
Individual oral examination on all material covered in the course - based on a three-page written synopsis which is to be handed in two weeks before the exam. The subject of the synopsis is chosen by the student. It is not graded, but it serves as a starting point for the examination
Course content

Leadership and Management in Action offers students an extended opportunity for practical discussion and critical analysis of the relationship between leadership and management in an ever more global and organisationally diverse environment. In the course, students and faculty will examine and discuss an array of case studies chosen to exemplify the complex strategic, organisational and interpersonal dynamics of leading and managing in an intercultural business environment on a day-to-day basis.
The course will also address the methodological issues raised by the use of case method for learning about the interrelated dynamics of leadership and management, and provide participants with the opportunity to develop effective skills in case discussion, analysis, and presentation.
Themes covered in cases will include: intercultural aspects of strategy formation and marketing across cultures; the management of corporate culture in an international environment; the intercultural dynamics of international management; the management of conflict in intercultural situations; the role of national

Teaching methods
Class time will consist almost entirely of case-based discussions, with very few formal lectures, and with students actively involved in analysing and presenting cases. Students will be strongly encouraged to form study groups, which meet outside of class to prepare and discuss cases in advance.
Expected literature

To be announced on Learn, but most likely:
Course materials consist exclusively of business cases published by such institutions as the Harvard Business School, The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), and the Insead Business School.

Last updated on 08-02-2012