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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. Knowledge on healthcare administration
will also be encouraged. Furthermore, the aspect
of tacit knowledge will be given extra focus.
Project competes will also be part of the aims
after this course.

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
Examinator since you are entitled to course
credits whiteout attending this course.
For those who have been working as tutors in
Arcada’s study program please also contact the
course Examinator before the start of this course
since you are entitled to 3 credits point for

Recommended or required reading

Alvesson, Mats & Svenningsson, Stefan (2007),
Organisation, ledning, processer. Lund:

Svenningson, S. & Alvesson, M (2010) BeGreppbart -
Ledarskap, Liber.

Bruun, N. & v Koskull, A. (2006) Allmän
arbetsrätt, Helsingfors: Schildts.

Hatch Mary J. and Cunliffe Ann L. (2007)
Organization Theory Modern, Symbolic, and
Postmodern Perspectives. Second Edition.

Jönsson, Sten & Strannegård, Lars (red.) (2009)
Ledarskapsboken, Liber, Malmö

Rollinson, D (2005) Organisational behavior and
analysis an integrated approach, third edition,
Prentice Hall.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 45 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 78 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


  • Enkvist Joachim
  • Grönlund Anu
  • Gustavson Mia
  • Sigfrids Ingmar


Forss Maria

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2014-10-23 - Reports and productions

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