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Business Management and Organization MA, Organizational Culture and Change, 7.5 Credits

General data

Code: IG007A
Subject/Main field: Industriell organisation och ekonomi
Cycle: Second cycle
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Information and Communication Systems
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
Established: 3/22/2012
Date of change: 4/1/2015
Version valid from: 6/12/2013


The course serves to introduce an understanding for how organizational culture interacts with change processes, and how these are related to information technologies. The course rests on a problematizing approach in which various complexities are made visible, and a number of ideas of how these can be managed are presented.

Course objectives

After the course the student shall be able to:
- show familiarity with the concept of organizational culture
- show familiarity with subsets of change processes
- show abilities in conducting analyses of critical change situations from the perspective of structural, symbolic, human resources and political perspectives
- show ability to use a problematizing approach for organizational analysis and organizations in change
- show a deepened understanding for how cultural expressions affect change processes
- show a deepened understanding for how organizational change processes are related to various information technologies


The course comprises in depth analyses and theories concerning the concept of organizational culture in relation to change processes, and how these relate to information technologies. Of special importance are various different perspectives such as structural, symbolic, human resources, and political perspectives on organizational change.

Entry requirements

Business management and organization, BA (A-C) 90 credits or equivalent in Business economics, Computer and systems science or Informatics, of which at least 15 credits should be courses that concern organizational perspectives.

Selection rules and procedures

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

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: Edgar H. Schein
Title: Organizational Culture and Leadership
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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