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COURSE SYLLABUS

Leadership in practice 7.5 credits

Ledarskap i praktiken
First cycle, E0010N
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.


Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG
Subject
Business Administration
Subject group (SCB)
Business Administration

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and completed courses of at least 30 credits in the subject area Business Administration with at least the grade Pass. This must include the following courses: Management of business (O0017N) 7,5 credits and Strategic management (G0011N) 7,5 credits or equivalent knowledge.


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 1-165 credits.



Course Aim
Knowledge and understanding. After passing the course, the student should be able to…
• Explain central leadership and motivation theories
• Explain key theories in the area of group development and group behavior
• Explain how culture and crisis/change can affect leadership and group behavior

Skills and Abilities. After passing the course, the student should be able to…
• Apply central leadership and motivation theories to analyze one's own and others' leadership in different situations
• Apply key theories in the field of group development and group behavior to analyze own and other groups' performance
• Analyze how culture and crisis/change can affect one's own and others' leadership and group behavior
• Present own reflections, with support in theory, for how leadership can be conducted in practice in an effective way

Evaluation ability and approach. After passing the course, the student should be able to…
• Reason about different perspectives in leadership and group behavior
• Critically review the course's learning materials with emphasis on scientific articles in the field of leadership and group behavior


Contents
The course is based on three related themes, where the question of how to achieve successful leadership in practice is what unites the themes.

The three themes can be briefly described as follows:
Theme 1: Leadership in practice based on leadership theories and motivation theories.
Theme 2: Leadership in practice based on theory in the areas of group dynamics, group development and effective groups.
Theme 3: Leadership in practice based on situation-based theory. How is leadership affected by the context, with emphasis on the situational factors culture and pressure (change/stress/crisis)?


Realization
Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The teaching consists of lectures, exercises, lessons of a workshop nature and seminars. All three themes have the same structure. Introductory lectures provide a basis. Based on this foundation, the students work in groups to produce material and present it in workshops. A seminar concludes the theme where student work is presented and discussed. In parallel with the teacher-led activities, the students work with compulsory and voluntary exercises. The course realization may be in English.

Examination
If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course is assessed in the following way
At seminar 1, the following objectives are partially assessed:
• Apply central leadership and motivation theories to analyze one's own and others' leadership in different situations
• Present own reflections, with support in theory, for how leadership can be conducted in practice in an effective way

At seminar 2, the following objectives are partially assessed:
• Apply key theories in the field of group development and group behavior to analyze own and other groups' performance
• Present own reflections, with support in theory, for how leadership can be conducted in practice in an effective way

Through mandatory workshops and assignments, the following goals are assessed:
• Explain central leadership and motivation theories
• Explain key theories in the area of group development and group behavior
• Explain how culture and crisis/change can affect leadership and group behavior

The main examination of the course takes place in connection with seminar 3. The following objectives are assessed:
• Apply central leadership and motivation theories to analyze one's own and others' leadership in different situations
• Apply key theories in the field of group development and group behavior to analyze own and other groups' performance
• Analyze how culture and crisis/change can affect one's own and others' leadership and group behavior
• Present own reflections, with support in theory, for how leadership can be conducted in practice in an effective way
• Reason about different perspectives in leadership and group behavior
• Critically review the course's learning materials with emphasis on scientific articles in the field of leadership and group behavior


Remarks
Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration eduets@ltu.se, no later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Due to overlap, the course cannot be included in the degree together with O0014N, IEO346 or other course with similar content.

Examiner
Mats Westerberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Course compendium ”Ledarskap i praktiken”

Robbins, Stephen P. & Judge, Timothy (2017). Organizational behavior [Electronic resource]. 17. ed. Boston: Pearson. ISBN: 978-1-292-14631-7
Robbins, Stephen P. & Judge, Timothy (2017). Organizational behavior. 17th edition. [S.l.]: Pearson Education Limited. ISBN: 1292146303
The above two publications have exactly the same content - the only difference is the form (electronic/physical). You choose the version that suits you best.

Additional literature may be added.

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Seminar assignments theme 3U G VG3.00MandatoryA21
0002Seminar assignments theme 2U G#1.50MandatoryA21
0003Seminar assignments theme 1U G#1.50MandatoryA21
0004Compulsory workshops and exercises theme 1-3U G#1.50MandatoryA21

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 17 Feb 2021

Last revised