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Business studies / Business Administration and Leadership
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|Detailed description of content||
This course is for both Danish and international students. The lectures will be taught in English. The exam paper may be written in Danish or English.
In this course, students explore advanced themes within HRM, technology, and the labour market. The seminar themes will appear from Moodle and can to some extent be organized with the students. Examples of themes that students can be introduced to are:
The thematic seminar series takes the form of an advanced specialization course. The students are introduced to a number of themes within the overall framework: HRM, technology and the labour market, but concentrate their written assignments on a problem of their own choice.
The course consists of theme-oriented seminars, each lasting two hours. Theoretical as well as practical examples and descriptions of HRM, technology and labour market, which are available in various texts and research literature will be used to inspire discussions in class. Students' own empirical observations of technology in the workplace will also be included in the seminar to the extent possible.
At the beginning of the seminar, theories and examples are read, discussed and presented. Then situations and research questions are discussed in relation to papers, of which the students must prepare during the seminar. The seminar series will also focus on how to prepare your exam paper. At the end of the seminar, students will present their paper drafts and receive feedback from their fellow students followed by a plenary session.
|Expected work effort (ects-declaration)||
The course is 5 ECTS and consists of 135 working hours per student. This includes all activities such as reading, preparation, attendance, presentations and paper writing.
The expected work is distributed as follows:
Courses: 10 lessons of 2 hours, a total of 20 teaching hours.
Reading and preparation for the teaching sessions: 60 hours (incl. Searching and reading scientific articles for paper writing)
Paper writing: 55 hours
|Course material and reading list||
The syllabus is made available via Moodle.
|Evaluation- and feedback forms||
Class discussions, peer feedback on paper draft, midterm and final evaluation
|Administration of exams||
ISE Studieadministration (email@example.com)
|The responsible course lecturer||
Jette Ernst (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Learning outcomes and assessment criteria||
Theme seminars can work with themes such as HRM, technology and the labour market, corporate strategies for legitimisation, experience-based business development, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, marketing and financial institutions and markets. There will be a combination of lectures, workshops with student presentations of theory and observations of cases. Analytically, work will be done with gaining an understanding of how a business is impacted by trends in their surroundings and how a business can become sensitive to its surroundings and, from a management perspective, manage its external relationships. Students must choose an analytical perspective within the theme of the theme seminar which they will then write an essay on.
|Prerequisites for participation||
Currently no data from curriculum.
|Prerequisites for participation in the exam||
Currently no data from curriculum.
|Teaching and working methods||
There will be a number of theme seminars lasting 2-4 hours. Examples and descriptions of situations will be used to delimit the scope of the discussion. These have been prepared specifically for this purpose or be available in materials from empirical studies. The students’ own empirical observations will be included in the seminar, as they will individually make contact with businesses and describe how these work with their surroundings. At the start of the seminar, theories and examples will be studied, discussed and presented. Subsequently, situations and research questions will be discussed in relation to papers that the students will prepare drafts for over the course of the seminar. At the end of the seminar, the students will present their drafts for their papers and receive feedback from an opponent, followed by a plenary discussion.
|Type of activity||
|Form of examination||
Individual written take-home assignment in a research question of own choice.
The character limit of the assignment is: 16,800-21,600 characters, including spaces.
The character limit includes the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
The students start writing the take-home assignment during the course. The duration is 7 days and may include public holidays. The submission deadline will be announced on study.ruc.dk.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen