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2017/2018  MA-MMBAO3032U  Reflexive Leadership

English Title
Reflexive Leadership

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 3 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Jesper Rangvid - Department of Finance (FI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Management
Last updated on 03-07-2017

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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: To receive the grade 12, the student should
  • Describe a practical leadership challenge in their own everyday work.
  • Explicitly reflect on their own role in the challenge, in sustaining as well as potentially changing the situation.
  • Describe experiments undertaken to explore and potentially change the situation.
  • Critically reflect on their own role in the outcome of these experiments, including how their own framing of the situation reflexively shapes it.
  • Describe and critically reflect on how they have challenged and developed their own understanding of the challenge during this course, using models and theories for reflection from the course literature.
Reflexive Leadership:
Exam ECTS 3
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
30 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 and Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
A written case assignment based on a case or a subject chosen by the teacher. The assignment must be formulated and given to the students at least nine days prior to the expiration of the deadline. It should be 5 pages long and submitted to CBSLearn. The exam is held internally, and the assignment is put forward and assessed by the relevant faculty.

Alternative examination format: The make-up/re-examination will be held as an oral examination if the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination.
Description of the exam procedure

Oral exam based on a written synopsis. 


The synopsis should include material from at least 2 reflective sessions evidencing challenge to and potential development of their own understanding of the challenge. 

Course content and structure

The course consists of 3 face-to-face reflective sessions and 3 online reflective sessions / 6 sessions (a combination of face-to-face and online sessions).


Face-to-face reflective sessions

To be developed….


Online reflective sessions

The online sessions consist of a combination of assymetric (forum based) and symmetric (real time chat) interactions. Before each session, the students are expected to upload 1/2 - 1 page describing their current challenge and what they need to work with. Each student is expected to spend 30 minutes producing this pre-session material. 


The online reflective session consists in each co-participant formulating 1-3 feedback points. The session closes by the target student formulating his/her current reflections and take-aways, and in formulating an experiment to try out until next time, documented in a post-session part of the preliminary document.

Teaching methods
The course is structured in sessions, where each session is focusing on a specific topic. The course has diverse teaching methods using lectures, cases, readings and discussions. The class meetings are interactive and require ongoing engagement of the students.
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
Lectures 24 hours
Preparation + Exam 58,5 hours
Last updated on 03-07-2017