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2022/2023  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
  • Andreas Rasche - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Organisation
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 13-06-2022

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Learning objectives
  • Present and account for selected theories and models from LDP
  • Discuss the application of these theories or models
  • Apply the correct theory to a given issue or situation
  • Present arguments that support the choice of theory or model
  • Reflect on the consequences of applying different theories
  • Extract learning from observation and relate it to selected LDP models
  • Present and account for how this knowledge impacts your future leadership behavior/style. Support your presence at the exam with an authentic behavior reflecting your desired future leadership style as much as possible
  • Understand the concept of leadership seen from different perspectives
  • Describe and position your own leadership platform in this framework
  • Identify and explore individual and team behaviour from a leadership point of view to develop and engage yourself and your followers
  • Consciously select a leadership style appropriate for a given task according to the thinking preferences, motivation level and emotional state of those around you
  • Translate theory from LDP into concrete action and behaviour including when under pressure
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved (see section 13 of the Programme Regulations): 5
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, see also the rules about examination forms in the programme regulations.
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
Grading scale 7-point grading 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, structure and pedagogical approach

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.

Description of the 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 13-06-2022