Course plan

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

General data

  • Code: FÖ124G
  • Subject/Main field: Företagsekonomi
  • 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
  • Date of change: 3/14/2019
  • Version valid from: 8/15/2019

Aim

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

Content

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.

Teaching form

Campus course:
Teaching consists of lectures, seminars and various types of exercises. Seminars and guest lectures are mandatory. Some teaching subjects are mandatory.

Distance course:
The distance course's education consists of published material and communication in an online education program, as well as compulsory assignments.

Language of instruction may be English.

Student responsibility: Students are responsible for their own learning and are expected to independently seek information and take their own responsibility in both individual and joint work.

Restrictions on teaching: teaching and support from course teacher are offered only in connection with the course when the student is admitted to the course.

Examination form

3000: Examination, 3.0 hp
Grade scale: The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

3001: Assignment 1, 1.0 hp
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

3002: Assignment 2, 3.5 hp
Grade scale: The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Campus course:
Examination takes place through written individual final exam. Compulsory teaching subjects must also be completed before the course grade is determined.

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: www.miun.se/betygskriterier.

Distance course:
Examination takes place through written individual final exam. Compulsory teaching subjects must also be completed before the course grade is determined.

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: www.miun.se/betygskriterier.

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

  • Author: Senior, B. & Swailes, S.
  • Title: Organizationel Change
  • Publisher: FT Publishing International
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan.
  • Author: Schein, E.
  • Title: The corporate culture survival guide: Sense and nonsense about culture change
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan.
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