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2012/2013  KAN-LECO  Leadership and Communication

English Title
Leadership and Communication

Course information

Language English
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Organizational Communication, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Dan Kärreman - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Management of Information and Knowledge Management
  • Organization
Last updated on 06-09-2012
Learning objectives
At the exam, the student must demonstrate the ability to:
  • Understand the primary communication-based challenges for contemporary leadership & management
  • Understand and discuss key analytical models, concepts and theories on leadership, management and communication from the course
  • Apply models, concepts and theories from the course to a practical leadership/management-oriented context in a solution-based manner
  • Identify and compare and contrast relevant theories and discuss these from a critical perspective
  • Integrate the readings and other materials from the course with the aim of providing a synthesis of the course contents in a theoretical and applied (practical) meta-perspective
Leadership and Communication
Leadership and Communication:
Type of test Home Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner External examiner
Exam period Summer Term
Aids Open Book, Written Aid is permitted
Duration 72 Hours
The exam is an individual 3-days written home assignment (case report) in English, and will have the length of maximum of 12 standard pages. The exam is placed in May/June.

Re-Examination and make-up Examination: The exam is equal to the regular exam. The re-examination/make-up-examination is placed in August.
Course content

The course aims to introduce a number of analytical themes and practical methods related to communication and leadership theories. The course objectives are as follows:

- to develop a conceptual framework and analytical competences in communication and leadership theories

- to develop an understanding about the intersection and relationship between communication and leadership in conceptual as well as practical terms

- to relate practically/concretely and reflexively to central concepts, themes and models in the study and application of leadership and communication in an international context.

There will be live cases with case groups during the course.

Teaching methods
In this course a number of analytical themes related to leadership and communication are presented. Students are introduced to perspectives on leadership and communication, which are related to the international communicative tasks of the company and its internal as well as external context. These include: Leadership as communication, leadership as a social construction, critical and alternative approaches to leadership, leadership in a global world, women in leadership and leadership in groups and teams. This is followed throughout the course, and concretely in the international oriented case-work that students in groups will work on during the course. The purpose is to develop a conceptual framework and analytical competences as well as relate practically/concretely and reflectively to the central concepts, themes and models in the course literature.

Two workshops with guests from the case companies are built into the progression of the course.
Student workload
Lectures / case 40 hours
Preparations 186 hours
Exam Preparations 186 hours
Total 412 hours
Expected literature

Will be published on CBSLearn before the semester begins.

Last updated on 06-09-2012