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2020/2021  MA-MMBAO1108U  Leadership 2

English Title
Leadership 2

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 3 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course 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
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 30-06-2020

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Learning objectives
At the end of the course, the participant should be able to:

• Describe a practical leadership challenge.
  • • Use leadership theories and concepts from the course to analyze and reflect on the challenge, with particular attention to contextual and relational dimensions
  • • Describe and reflect on one’s own leadership role in specific situations
  • • Explore practical leadership possibilities to mobilize the system through reflection and experimentation in practice, thereby connecting strategic orientations and interpersonal interactions
  • • Utilize theories, concepts and models from the course to analyze and reflect on both the organizational relevance and the interpersonal and relational dimensions of the challenge
Leadership 2:
Exam ECTS 3
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Spring and Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

In everyday operations, as well as in changes and transitions, leadership is a central element. Through leadership, direction is established, followership mobilized, and progress achieved and monitored. The popular distinction between management and leadership differentiates between routine operations and changes, and is at times interpreted as if these are two very different roles, perhaps enacted by different individuals. This, however, is highly debatable. Change without attention to detail and without knowledge of what is changing rarely succeeds, and everyday operation demands constant adjustment and development, to be effective.


Not least in the contemporary turbulent business environment, the ability to reflexively orient oneself in relation to the situation and context is critical for successful mobilization of various resources, to move the organizational agenda forward. As part of the leadership process, the practical process of strategizing concerns the ongoing negotiation and development of a viable direction for collective action.


In this course, we pay particular attention to the capacity to observe, reflect on, and learn from one’s own experiences in engaging with organizational challenges. We take reflexivity as the process of critically exploring one self in practice to be a central aspect of leadership in relation to complex challenges. Further, we approach the notion of leadership as a relational and contextual phenomenon, drawing on a wide variety of theoretical approaches, where theories are used as resources to facilitate a deeper understanding of the challenge at hand and one’s own role in it.


The course is designed to develop your leadership capacities by engaging with practical challenges, but also to widen your understanding of the phenomenon of leadership on a theoretical level, facilitating navigation in a constant stream of leadership fads.


Description of the teaching methods
The course has diverse teaching methods using lectures, cases, reading 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 the exam has been assessed.
The Evaluation: At the evaluation unit at CBS’s Economics & 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 30-06-2020