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2014/2015  BA-BINBO1432U  EngAGE Leadership and Workplace Communication

English Title
EngAGE Leadership and Workplace Communication

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration Summer
Course period Fourth Quarter, Summer
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Business
Course coordinator
  • Robyn Remke - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (ICM)
Guest lecturer: Patrice Buzzanell, Steve Wilson
Main academic disciplines
  • Communication
Last updated on 04-08-2014
Learning objectives
  • To introduce students to traditional and innovative ways that leadership and negotiation operate differently and together for effectiveness.
  • To increase awareness of personal leadership styles and students’ own participation as leaders, followers, and negotiators.
  • To enhance individual students’ analytic, critical thinking, reflection, and writing skills.
  • To devise appropriate intervention strategies for leadership, negotiation, and effectiveness in business and intercultural settings.
Course prerequisites
EngAGE students only
Prerequisites for registering for the exam
Number of mandatory activities: 1
Compulsory assignments (assessed approved/not approved)
A passed individual written home assignment of 2 pages is a prerequisite for attending the examination. The paper will be assessed by the teacher of the course with pass/fail.

If the assignment is assessed failed or if the student was ill at the time of hand-in, the student has one extra attempt at passing a 2-pages home assignment prior to the regular examination.
EngAGE Leadership and Workplace Communication:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral Exam
Individual or group exam Group exam, max 4. students in the group
Duration 10 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Summer Term, the regular exam takes place in June/July. The make-up and re-examination takes place in August.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
Reexamination when ill at the oral exam or when the regular examination is failed, is a 20 minutes individual oral exam with a new case solved and presented.
Description of the exam procedure
Oral group examination. A case solved and presented in groups with 2-4 students. Individual grades are awarded, based on individual performance.
Course content and structure
This course has two main threads—understanding leadership theory and research, and putting understanding into best communication practices and processes. First, we discuss leadership from a communication perspective, integrating research and practice. We explicate contemporary theories and research support. Second, we link these theories and recommended strategies for effective leader performance to students’ own leadership development. We use case studies, conflict and negotiation exercises and simulations, and other educational materials to provide practice in leadership styles and strategies. We use cross-cultural business research where applicable.
Teaching methods
Participatory teaching methods, course discussion, presentations.
Student workload
Lecture hours 42 hours
Preparation for class including prerequisite for attending the exam 130 hours
Final examination 50 hours
Expected literature
Lewicki, R. J., Barry, B., & Saunders, D. M. (2010). Essentials of negotiation (5th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw Hill.
(Our text is a paperback and condensed version of the 6th edition of Negotiation. This version has a more applied, multiparty, and intercultural/​cross-cultural focus.  It can be purchased on-line at sites such as Amazon.com; a Kindle edition also is available there).
All other readings are in pdf format,
Last updated on 04-08-2014