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Business Administration and Leadership
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|Detailed description of content||
The thematic seminar provides students with theoretical and in-depth knowledge of selected themes and problems formulated within the chosen thematic areas. Students acquire skills in reading theoretical texts in specialized areas and linking theoretical reflections to practical situations. The theories can provide a better description of actual business conditions and processes. Students acquire competencies in writing brief presentations based on advanced theory during the thematic seminar, focusing and conducting discussions based on this theory, and translating academic analyses into proposals for businesses' management and organization. The course introduces the students to a practical case study of a business with which the student must work independently to define the business's problem, identify the need for empirical data about the business, and establish a theoretical framework that can form the basis for a study of the business. Based on the collected data and the business's theoretical understanding, the student prepares a company analysis, formulates action alternatives/problem solutions for the business, develops proposals for implementing problem solutions, and communicates these in a group presentation/synopsis to receive feedback.
|Expected work effort (ects-declaration)||
Lectures, exercises, and cases, including preparation: 100 hours. Exam (paper and oral exam): 35 hours (writing a group synopsis and individual oral exam).
|Course material and reading list||
Marquardt, M., Banks, S., Cauwelier, P. and Choon Seng No (2018), Optimizing the Power of Action Learning - Real-time Strategies for Developing Leaders, Building Teams, and Transforming, Organizations, Third Edition, Boston: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
Articles and hand-outs.
|Evaluation- and feedback forms||
• Conduct a presentation of a theoretical framework (feedback from peers).
• Presenting a draft paper containing a problem formulation, data, analysis, and suggestions for a problem-solving (feedback from peers and teacher).
• Opposing one or more fellow students' draft paper (feedback from teacher).
• Present a case company and receive feedback (feedback from peers and teacher)
• Mid-term evaluation
|Administration of exams||
ISE Studyadministration (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|The responsible course lecturer||
Jørn Kjølseth Møller (email@example.com)
|Learning outcomes and assessment criteria||
The thematic seminar provides students with theoretical and in-depth knowledge of selected themes and problems that are specifically formulated within the chosen thematic areas. Students acquire skills in reading theoretical texts in specialised areas and in linking theoretical reflections to practical situations, where the theories can provide a better description of actual business conditions and processes. During the thematic seminar, students acquire competences in writing brief presentations on the basis of advanced theory, focusing and conducting discussions on the basis of this theory and translating academic analyses into proposals for the management and organisation of businesses. The course introduces the students to a practical case study of a business with which the student must work independently in order to define the business's problem, identify the need for empirical data about the business and establish a theoretical framework that can form the basis for a study of the business. On the basis of the collected data and the theoretical understanding of the business, the student prepares a company analysis, formulates action alternatives/problem solutions for the business, develops proposals for the implementation of problem solutions, and communicates these to the company for the purposes of feedback.
|Prerequisites for participation||
Currently no data from curriculum.
|Prerequisites for participation in the exam||
Currently no data from curriculum.
|Teaching and working methods||
A Leader Lab constitutes a practically-oriented project and seminar course in which students, in co-operation with a business, develop their knowledge, skills and competences in a realistic setting, on the basis of practices within the business. Specifically, a Leader Lab is implemented as a series of seminars of 2-4 hours each, divided into a number of phases:
1. Presentation of the business's problem,
On the basis of a specific bsuiness, students identify the problem, collect data, select appropriate theory, analyse the business's problem, and formulate proposals to solve the problem on the basis of their own business analysis and implementation strategy for the business. At the beginning of the seminar data is collected on the business, and theory and examples are read, discussed and presented. The analysis results are then discussed and proposals for problem solving are summarised in a paper, draft versions of which are produced by the students during the seminar. At the end of the seminar, the students present the papers to their fellow students and receive feedback from an opponent, with a subsequent plenary discussion, before the finished paper is presented as a business report to the businesss, which then provides feedback on the analysis results and solution proposals. As part of the course, students must:
· Make a presentation of a theoretical framework of understanding
|Type of activity||
|Form of examination||
Individual oral exam based on a synopsis.
The student begins the exam with a short presentation followed by a dialogue.
There may be posed questions in any part of the curriculum.
The character limit of the written product is 14,400-16,800 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment: 15 minutes.
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: Internal co-assessor.
|Form of Re-examination||
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