BIK 2940 Management Competence at Board Level

BIK 2940 Management Competence at Board Level

Course code: 
BIK 2940
Department: 
Law and Governance
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Frode Solberg
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
Special Course
Semester: 
2020 Spring
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The course shall give knowledge about important issues and theories that has relevance for practicing a directorship in the private or public sector. Vital issues in the course include understanding the connection between the companies various governing impulses (vision and strategies), the organizational system (including juridical and economic issues) and the management competence at board level.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge
  • Enable the students to discuss theoretical perspectives of board work
  • Have knowledge of Norwegian laws governing the start up and running of Pl's, Ltd's and companies with unlimited responsibility
  • Have knowledge of the boards role as management an desicion making function
  • Have knowledgeng of central pricnciples for strategic developement, CSR, finance and risk management

 

Learning outcomes - Skills
  • To be able to develop methods for the cooperation between the manager and the board of directors
  • To be able to develop methods to control the company management
  • To be able to run a strategic process
General Competence
  • Have a clear understanding of the role of a board member
  • Have a clear understanding of the board of directors responsiblity for and obligations towards the company's various stakeholders
  • Have a clear understanding of what sustainable management entails in a board and management perspective..
Course content
  • Perspective on the Board - the function of the Board - board management and the Board's work
  • The Board's tasks seen from the owners', the company's and society's point of view - Sustainable management
  • The role of the Board seen from the side of the share holders, the company and the society
  • Various roles played in the boardroom, formal structures and informal work
  • The roles of the owners, the Board and the Management. Role conflicts
  • The competance required for Board members and the boards typologies
  • The Boards various functions in Plc’s, Ltd’s and Foundations
  • The digtal change and the boards role in the digitalization
  • Laws and regulations of importance for the work in the boardroom and the individual board members responsibility and legal position with primary focus on “Lov om Aksjeselskaper av 1997” (Plc’s and Ltd’s)
  • Recruitment of board members and of CEO’s
  • The Boards responsibility to develop overall management tools through focus on inovation,strategy - value creation.
  • The Boards responsibility in connection with finances and risk management. 
Teaching and learning activities

The course has 36 lecturing hours, primary in modules

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Required prerequisite knowledge

None

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
BIK 29401
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
100No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3)Term paper, which may be solved in groups of maximum 3 persons
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:Term paper, which may be solved in groups of maximum 3 persons
Exam code:BIK 29401
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Course codeCredit reduction
BST 9742100
Credit reductions:
Course code:BST 9742
Credit reduction:100
Reduction description

Kurset BIK 2940 sperrer 100% mot kurset BST 9742 Bedriftsutvikling for SMB.

Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching on Campus
36 Hour(s)
Participation in the lectures
Student's own work with learning resources
30 Hour(s)
Individual work/group work
Group work / Assignments
Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
62 Hour(s)
Preparation for lectures
Examination
72 Hour(s)
Term paper
Sum workload: 
200

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.