BIK 2945 Leadership. Theory and Practice

BIK 2945 Leadership. Theory and Practice

Course code: 
BIK 2945
Department: 
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Cecilie Asting
Sølvi Lyngnes
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
Special Course
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

Leadership is a concept that we use in everyday speech and hence are familiar with or have opinions on. Many have taken om tasks or a role that involves leadership and many have been subject to leadership.

Leadership. Theory and Practice is a course that describes and discusses leadership both from a historical perspective, and from the perspective of how management and leadership can be described and applied today. By way of theories based on various views of leadership, students acquire an insight into many complex factors when practising the leadership role. In conclusion, there is a discussion on leadership challenges such as further digitalization, new employment terms and innovative business sectors. 

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The students shall gain an insight into, and knowledge of the meaning of the terms management and leadership. This involves becoming familiar with the theoretical bases for these terms and how theory can be transformed into practice. They shall learn that the leadership role is a complex interaction, this entails that there is no simple definition of leadership or how it can be practised. This requires an insight into basic theories, models and methodological aspects of leadership.

Learning outcomes - Skills

The students shall be able to analyse situations and apply relevant models and theories on leadership in assignments and case studies that are handed out or that they have chosen themselves. Relevant theories must be applicable for actual or realistic problems that concern leadership and the leadership role.

General Competence

The students shall be able to understand and reflect on the consequences of leadership and management in their own practice from a general perspective, which in addition to the interpersonal aspect, shall consider ethical dimensions such as sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Course content

Introduction

  • Leadership – a historical perspective

Perspectives on leadership

  • Theoretical platforms
  • Traditional and more recent definitions
  • Situational leadership
  • Transformational leadership

Organizational conditions for leadership

Leadership – personal and functional

  • Good and poor leadership
  • The employees’ views on leadership
     
  • Leadership challenges
  • Digital leadership
  • Fresh leader
  • A Norwegian leadership model
Teaching and learning activities

The course includes various forms of learning: lectures, literature studies, preparations, student presentations and various forms of digital resources and student supervision. Teaching sessions include lectures that cover the main elements of the course. Students are expected to participate actively and take part in what was planned at the beginning of the semester.

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

Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
BIK 29451
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
100No72 Hour(s)Individual Individual 72 hours home exam, counting 100%.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:72 Hour(s)
Comment: Individual 72 hours home exam, counting 100%.
Exam code:BIK 29451
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching28Hour(s)24 - 28 hours.
Group work / Assignments148Hour(s) 148 - 152 timer.
Examination24Hour(s)
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:28 Hour(s)
Comment:24 - 28 hours.
Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
Duration:148 Hour(s)
Comment: 148 - 152 timer.
Workload activity:Examination
Duration:24 Hour(s)
Comment:
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.