Business Administration BA (C), Change Management, 7,5 credits


Business Administration BA (C), Change Management, 7,5 credits

General data

  • Code: FÖ124G
  • Subject/Main field: Business Administration
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (C)
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Established: 10/22/2015
  • Date of change: 5/26/2020
  • Version valid from: 8/15/2020


The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of traditional as well as modern leadership change models in times of organizational change. The idea is to stimulate a reflexive and critical approach to theories in the areas of leadership, organizational culture and change, especially in terms of motivation and willingness to change.

Course objectives

After completing the course you are able to:
- Define, explain and understand key concepts in leadership and organization culture and theory of change
- Reproduce the traditional and newer leading theories in the field
- Compare and discuss different theories and schools of thought
- Applying organizational theory to problems in today's society, such as to describe and analyse a company's organization based on current theories,
- In short assignments treat a defined research problem and compare practice and theory
- Actively and independently prepare and participate in seminar discussions and make short presentations
- Use basic search technology for the relevant topics in suitable databases


The course is based on the concept of organizational culture and deals with various themes related to organizational culture.
- Importance of organizational culture and subcultures
- Situation bound leadership
- Organizational change, motivation and performance
- Organizational change and culture in a changing world
- History of a changing world

Entry requirements

Business Administration BA (A/B) at least 52,5 credits, with at least 22,5 credits at BA (B) level.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Examination form

5000: Individual written exam, 3.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

5001: Individual written assignment (including seminar attendance), 1.0 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

5002: Written assignment (including seminar attendance), 3.5 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

5003: Business element, Practical application, 0.0 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

Campus course and Distance course:

At home exam or written assignment a supplementary oral presentation may be requested by the teacher in order for the student to show the required knowledge. This is to ensure that the student is the actual sender and author of the written work.

If the student has a decision from the coordinator at the Mid Sweden University on pedagogical support in case of disability, the examiner has the right to provide a suitable examination for the student.

Criteria for assessment: see discipline specific criteria:

Grading system

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

  • Author: Senior, B. & Swailes, S.
  • Title: Organizationel Change
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: FT Publishing International
  • Author: Schein, E.
  • Title: The Corporate Culture Survival Guide: Sense and Nonsense About Culture Change
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Vetenskapliga artiklar samt annat utdelat material tillkommer / Scientific articles and other distributed material will be added.

The page was updated 5/27/2020