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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: Department of Business, Economics and Law
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Date of change: 1/9/2019
Version valid from: 8/22/2016


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

Teaching form

The course includes a series of lectures and a number of seminars where different issues and student work are discussed.

Examination form

There are written assignments, both individual and group assignments, discussed in seminars that are compulsory, and one short exam of the course literature. Failed assignments will get Fx and the students have a chance to hand in a revised version within the fall semester. The maximum grade allowed after a failed assignment is usually E unless the mistakes were minor in comparison to the rest of the text. If the text needs major adjustment to pass E is the only grade possible. Seminars and guest lectures are mandatory.

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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: Schein, E.
Title: The corporate culture survival guide: Sense and nonsense about culture change
Edition: Senaste upplagan.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Author: Senior, B. & Swailes, S.
Title: Organizationel Change
Edition: Senaste upplagan.
Publisher: FT Publishing International

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