General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The overall aim for this course is to provide an
understanding of the complexities of leadership
and organizational work. Starting from an
individual perspective this course advances to a
group- and structural perspective in order to
understand individuals’ actions in organizational
contexts. Furthermore, the aspect of tacit
knowledge will be given extra focus. Project
competes will also be part of the aims after this

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to know some basic of leadership- and
organizational behavior theory. The course will
have a special focus on knowledge management, what
it is and enhances and challenges the knowledge
management. Questions about what in leadership are
inspiring and motivating is also given focus
during the course, as are the concepts creativity
and competes. During the course health will be
examined as a variable for creating well-being in
organizations. Project work and –planning will be
a smaller part of this course.

Course contents

Individual characteristics
Memory and learning in organization
Motivation and inspiration
Leadership, power and political behavior
Organizational culture
Goal setting and strategy work in organizations
Wellbeing at work
Change management
Gender management
Organization structure and designs
Examination: reflective diary

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

Those students who have participated in the longer
military service in Finland please contact the
Examiner since you are entitled to course credits
whiteout attending this course.

Recommended or required reading

Alvesson, M. & Sveningsson, S. (red.), 2007, (eller nyare)
Organisationer, ledning och processer,
Studentlitteratur, Lund.
Material handed out by the lecturer, articles
Useful reading:
Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist, Thomas Kalling,
Alexander Styhre, 2005 (eller nyare), Organisation
och organisering, Liber, Malmö
Rollinson, D. 2005, Organisational behaviour and
analysis, Prentice Hall.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 12 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 21 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours
  • - 8 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 131 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 131 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

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

Assessment requirements

In order to pass this course students need to:
Take part in lectures
Take part in (at least 75%) of debates
Pass written examination (21.5.2013)


  • Gustavson Mia
  • Sigfrids Ingmar
  • Tigerstedt Christa


Gustavson Maria

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2013-05-21 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • 2013-05-21 - Other assignments

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