GRA 2206 Internship for MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology

GRA 2206 Internship for MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology

Course code: 
GRA 2206
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Course coordinator: 
Laura E. Mercer Traavik
Course name in Norwegian: 
Internship for MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology
Product category: 
MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology
2018 Autumn
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One semester

The internship is an opportunity to work full-time at a company during the studies. As a participant in the internship programme, you have been selected to work at a specific company based on both what the company is seeking and your Master specialization. The internship will give you valuable insights in real-world challenges in the broad area of human resource management, and should help you in applying your academic learning toward increasing organizational effectiveness and growth .

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The student shall demonstrate the following competencies after the internship:

  • Knowledge of key practical dilemmas of the everyday work in the company
  • Knowledge of the formal management systems in the company
  • Knowledge of the workday challenges towards time and efficiency and employee development
Learning outcomes - Skills
  • Ability to define and execute tasks under conditions of uncertainty and change.
  • Ability to support suggestions for practical solutions with academically sound analysis.
  • Ability to collaborate and to work in teams
Learning Outcome - Reflection
  • Learn not take anything at face value and to defer judgement
  • Understanding of the complexities of mobilizing people toward organizational effectiveness
  • Openness to ideas from a variety of perspectives
Course content

Students will work for 8 weeks in a selected company and the tasks are assigned by each company. By the end of the internship the student will write a paper related to the internship. Each student is entitled to a maximum of three hours supervision on the termpaper.

Learning process and requirements to students

The duration of the internship is 8 weeks, full time and a completed and an approved internship will give 12 ECTS credits.
Students must attend work as agreed upon with the company they are assigned to. Write a paper towards the end of the internship.

The internship work is unpaid. The total period of the internship is 8 weeks.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.

All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have spesific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.

Required prerequisite knowledge

The internship takes place in the third semester. A good study progress and results are a requirement for participation.

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Written submission
2 Month(s)
Term paper
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Examination when next scheduled course
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Ordinary examination
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A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 12 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 320 hours.