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General studies

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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim is to give students an understanding of the basic terms of organisation and leadership and an understanding of the dynamics of organization, as well as basic skills in project management.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to understand most known theories of organisational behaviour and leadership. The student should be aware of the dynamics of organisations and what drives those dynamics. He or she should also be able to contribute to the planning, design and implementation of projects, lead a multicultural team and know how to motivate teams and individual co-workers.

Course contents

Work motivation and management tools
Groups and teamwork
Conflicts in organisations
Communication in organisations
Organisational goals and effectiveness
Structure and control in organisations
Culture and identity in organisations
Tools and competencies required for project management
Changing organisations
Written examination

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Additional information

Attendance at lectures will be monitored. Absence will affect final course grade.

Recommended or required reading

Rollinson, D: (2005). Organisational behaviour and analysis. An integrated approach. Prentice Hall
Gardiner, P: (2005). Project Management. A Strategic Planning Approach. Palgrave Macmillan.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 53 hours
  • Practical training - 0 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 53 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 80 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions


Junni Paulina


Eldon Sveinn

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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