In this course, stakeholders from different organizations will present real challenges that students will need to solve. Following the stakeholder presentations, students will work in groups to scope and develop change cases. Students will explore relevant theoretical perspectives and investigate possible empirical support concerning the recommendation and change-case report they produce for the stakeholder within an organisation.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
In this course, stakeholders from different organizations will present real challenges that students will need to solve. Following the stakeholder presentations, students will work in groups to scope and develop change cases. Students will explore relevant theoretical perspectives and investigate possible empirical support concerning the recommendation and change cases they produce for the stakeholders.
Upon completion of the course, students will:
Have a critical understanding of leadership and organizational change theory and practice;
Have an increased understanding of how to scope and prepare change in different settings;
See the value of including theoretical and empirical perspectives in change programs.
Demonstrate abilities to communicate and work effectively with others
Be solution and future-focused in their approach to addressing organizational change challenges
Better equipped to challenge the status quo and contribute to new, better, ethical and sustainable solutions
Be active contributors to the co-creation of knowledge, and be able to take responsibility for their own learning and that of other external stakeholders
Required prerequisite knowledge
Group work and individual report
Form of assessment
Presentation in groups
To prepare and deliver a change case and final report. The grade awarded will be as follows:
• Prepare and scope a change case (30%; group grade)
• Change case final report to key stakeholders (60%; individual grade on group report contribution)
• Group presentation of the final report (10%; group grade)
100% Compulsory attendance first week of class, 80% attendance of all mandatory sessions from week two of classes
This course mainly consists of traditional lectures and group work. The final report presentation will also be shared with the rest of the students in the course to ensure learning across groups.
Leadership and Organisational Change (MØA203_1)
Only open for students in the specialization Leadership in a Digital Economy in the Master of Science program in Business Administration and incoming exchange students. Maximum 36 students.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.