Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the most common traditional and new organization theories and different leadership strategies and how they work in a tourism company.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to know and be able to put into practice different kinds of organization theories.
The student is also able to compare different organization and management strategies.
The student is able to appreciate team-work and feedback in an organization.

Course contents

Organizational theories and models within tourism industry
Personal administration
Leadership vs. management in tourism industry
Strategies within the tourism industry

Prerequisites and co-requisites

minimum 30credits tourism courses done

Recommended or required reading

Alvesson, M. & Sveningsson, S. (red.), 2007, Organisationer, ledning och processer, Studentlitteratur, Lund.
Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist, Thomas Kalling, Alexander Styhre, 2005 (eller nyare), Organisation och organisering, Liber, Malmö
Rollinson, D. 2010, Organisational behaviour and analysis, Prentice Hall.
Bolman m.fl., 2012, Nya perspektiv på organisation och ledarskap, Studentlitteratur, Lund.
Thompson P. & McHugh D., 2008, Att arbeta i organisationer : ett kritiskt perspektiv på organisation och arbete. Liber, Malmö

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 30 hours
  • Practical exercises - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 55 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination 1 Feedback assignment 20%
Examination 2 Learningassignment 30%
Home-exam 3 50%


  • Fabricius Susanna
  • Hernberg Mervi


Fabricius Susanna

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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