Leadership and Culture, 7.5 credits (723G60)

Leadership and Culture, 7.5 hp

Main field of study

Business Administration

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Olga Yttermyr

Course coordinator

Olga Yttermyr

Director of studies or equivalent

Svjetlana Pantic Dragisic
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
F7MIT Master Programme in IT and Management (Master) 3 (Autumn 2020) v202039-202043 English Linköping v
F7KSY Bachelor programme in Information Systems Analysis (Management and organisational development) 5 (Autumn 2020) v202039-202043 English Linköping v
F7YEF Business and Economics Programme - International - French (Business) 5 (Autumn 2020) v202039-202043 English Linköping v
F7YEK Business and Economics Programme (Business Administration) 5 (Autumn 2020) v202039-202043 English Linköping v
F7YES Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish (Business) 5 (Autumn 2020) v202039-202043 English Linköping v
F7YET Business and Economics Programme - International - German (Business) 5 (Autumn 2020) v202039-202043 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Business Administration

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Master Programme in IT and Management
  • Bachelor programme in Information Systems Analysis
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - French
  • Business and Economics Programme
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - German

Entry requirements

The general admission requirements as for the programme.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student should be able to
- show knowledge and understanding of leadership and culture in an organization
- describe and explain specific theoretical approches to understand effective leadership
- discuss key topics of leadership in a Scandinavian, African and other business cultural context
- analyse different trends of leadership and culture that appear in different business contexts
- apply the knowledge of leadership and culture in specific situations.

Course content

The course focuses on different aspects of the concept of culture on both national and organizational level, as well as on theories and practice of leadership. Different perspectives and dimensions of culture are introduced in order to provide an understanding of cultural driving forces in organizations. Management styles and behaviour are analysed with the help of both classic and modern theories on leadership and culture. The interplay between leadership and culture is studied from Scandinavian perspective, an African perspective and in other cultural contexts. Other included topics are teambuilding and team performance, motivation and commitment, power in and around organizations, leadership and culture in organisational change.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, seminars, and workshops. The students have to work in teams for preparation, discussion and presentation of case problems and solutions. Team activity is an integrated part of the aim of the course and contributes to a better understanding of business organisation and leadership. Language of instruction: English.

Examination

The examination consists of active participation in seminars and workshops, written and oral assignments and tests that are carried out individually and in groups. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Books

Browaeys, Marie-Joëlle, Price, Roger, Understanding cross-cultural management 4th edition : Pearson
Schein, Edgar H., Schein, Peter, (2017) Organizational culture and leadership Fifth edition Hoboken : Wiley

ISBN: 9781119212041

 

These are the main course books. A complete literature list, with additional articles and reading guidelines, will be available at Lisam.

EXAM Examination U, G, VG 7.5 credits

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