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2017/2018  MA-MMBFO1204U  Leadership Discovery Process

English Title
Leadership Discovery Process

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration Two Semesters
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Full-Time MBA
Course coordinator
  • Birthe Larsen - Department of Economics (ECON)
Main academic disciplines
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Organization
Last updated on 27-06-2017

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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:
  • Understand the concept of personal leadership and describe and classify your own leadership style in that framework
  • Identify and explore individual and team behaviour from a leadership point of view in order to develop and motivate yourself, your team and those around you
  • Consciously select a leadership style appropriate for a given task and determine the thinking preferences and motivation levels of employees
  • Translate all theory from LDP into concrete action and behaviour – under pressure as well
Prerequisites for registering for the exam
Number of mandatory activities: 5
Compulsory assignments (assessed approved/not approved)
After each LDP module a reflection paper is to be written. Reflection will help the student gain a more comprehensive understanding of the subject and what it actually means to them. Often, theoretical knowledge is hard to translate directly into personal understanding. Reflection is, therefore, necessary. In LDP, reflection papers will help you transform the content of each module into personal learning.
Leadership Discovery Process:
Exam ECTS 5
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 Essay
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

On your journey of personal and professional development during the MBA you will be able to explore what leadership is and grow your capacity for leading others in a sustainable way. To us leadership is more than organising a group of people with the purpose of achieving a common goal. It involves the whole body and mind of both leader and follower.


The Leadership Discovery Process (LDP) invites you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, learn your true leadership style, appreciate the differences in others and enhance your ability to work in teams. LDP will also give you a framework for leading through others.


Each module in LDP has been designed for you to actively build upon them. What you learn can be integrated with your past experience, your current situation and future aspirations. We invite you to engage in the creative process of discovering, articulating and shaping your unique identity in order to unfold your leadership potential.

Teaching methods
The lectures will be based on texbook readings, articles, cases and a high level of student participation.
Feedback during the teaching period
Peer-to-peer feedback and feedback through reflection papers
Student workload
Teaching 50 hours
Preparation 40 hours
Examination 25 hours
Other 20 hours
Last updated on 27-06-2017