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Business Administration Ma, Business Organisation and Communication, 7,5 Credits

General data

Code: FÖ023A
Subject/Main field: Företagsekonomi
Cycle: Second cycle
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Business, Economics and Law
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Established: 4/1/2008
Date of change: 4/2/2015
Version valid from: 8/16/2015


The purpose with the course is that the students shall acquire a knowledge that provides an understanding about the relationship between an organisation’s structure, leadership and communication.

Course objectives

After completion of the course students should have sufficient knowledge to:

- describe the development of leadership thought
- describe organisational communication as theory and research field,
- analyse and discuss the conditions for leadership communication on a group and organisation levels,
- independently search and utilize books and international peer reviewed articles in subject specific databases.


During the course leadership thought and organisation communication are presented as research areas. Theories on these issues are discussed in relation to different applications.

Focus in the course is on
- leadership theory in a historical and contemporary perspective
- organisational communication in theory and practice
-application of the communicative perspective on leadership and organisation.

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor with 90 H E Credits in Business Administration or corresponding education.

Selection rules and procedures

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

Teaching form

Teaching consists of lectures and seminars. Attending the seminars is compulsory.

Examination form

The examination is made through written test and course papers.

Link to subject-specific criteria for marks

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: Hackman, M. Z. & Johnson, C. E.
Title: Leadership - A Communication Perspective
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: Waveland Press Inc.

Author: Sydänmaanlakka, P
Title: Intelligent leadership and leadership competencies. Developing a leadership framework for intelligent organizations
Edition: 2003
Publisher: HUT Industrial Management and Work and Organisational Psychology. Dissertation Series. No 4

Vetenskapliga artiklar samt annat utdelat material tillkommer.

Scientific articles and other written texts will be added.