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Business studies / Business Administration and Leadership
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|Detailed description of content||
Via the course, students gain critical insight into both classic and modern theories of business management and business studies.
The course aims to enable students to understand and analyse companies and management processes, with special reference to recent organisational and managerial forms.
The course encompasses both a general overview and specialisation within methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of companies and management processes. The course follows current trends in the field and integrates these with understanding of how to analyse complex issues in and around companies and management. The teaching takes the form of both classes and group work, and is placed in relation to the concurrent project work.
|Expected work effort (ects-declaration)||
Lectures: 36 hours, Preparation (reading + small exercises): 101 hours, preparation of group synopsis and poster 115 hours per student (including feedback), exam (including preparation of small presentation) 20 hours, a total of 270 hours (total 10 ects)
|Course material and reading list||
Carroll, B. J. Ford & S. Taylor: Leadership. Contemporary critical perspectives. 2nd ed., Sage 2019.
Stacey, Ralph D., & Chris Mowles: Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics.: The challenge of complexity to ways of thinking about organisations. Pearson 2016. Seventh Edition.
In addition to these two basic textbooks, the reading list consists of scientific articles for each lecture. The curriculum will appear at Moodle with links to articles in the library database.
|Evaluation- and feedback forms||
The groups will get the opportunity to get feedback on their synopsis ideas before hand-in (last course session). Mid-term evaluation and final written evaluation.
|Administration of exams||
ISE Studyadministration (email@example.com)
|The responsible course lecturer||
Margit Neisig (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Learning outcomes and assessment criteria||
As the course progresses, the student will gain critical insight into both classical and recent theories on business management and leadership and business studies. The purpose of the course is to enable students to understand and analyse businesses and management processes, with particular reference to recent organisational and managerial forms. The course includes an overview and specialisation in methodological and theoretical approaches to business studies and management and leadership processes. The course follows current developments in the field and integrates them with an understanding of how to analyse complex research questions in and around businesses and management. The teaching is done via classes and group work and is put into the context of the concurrent project work.
|Prerequisites for participation||
Currently no data from curriculum.
|Prerequisites for participation in the exam||
Currently no data from curriculum.
|Teaching and working methods||
A number of courses are held with lectures lasting 2-4 hours. It is expected that the student will participate in the group work with the preparation of a synopsis and a practice presentation with a poster, including the reporting of any potential contacts with businesses.
|Type of activity||
|Form of examination||
Individual oral exam based on a synopsis (the written product) and a poster (size: two A2 pages or equivalent) made by the group.
The student begins the exam with a short presentation followed by a dialogue.
There may be posed questions in any part of the curriculum.
Permitted group size: 2-6 students.
The character limit of the written product is maximum 21,600 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
Time allowed for the exam including time used for assessment: 20 minutes.
The students are examined separately.
The assessment is an overall assessment of the written product(s) and the subsequent oral examination..
Permitted support and preparation materials for the oral exam: All.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: External examiner.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen