GRA 2206 Internship for MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology

GRA 2206 Internship for MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology

Course code: 
GRA 2206
Department: 
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Credits: 
12
Course coordinator: 
Thorvald Hærem
Course name in Norwegian: 
Internship for MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology
Product category: 
Master
Portfolio: 
MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology
Semester: 
2021 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Master
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

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
General Competence
  • 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 term paper.

As part of this course, it is compulsory to participate in an employability course. 

The internship may be paid or unpaid.                  

Teaching and learning activities

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.

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

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.

Covid-19 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.

Teaching 

Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Participation requires that you have no pending courses and that you secure your own internship. See the student portal for detailed practical information.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA22061
Grading scale:
Pass/fail
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination next semester, thereafter when next scheduled course
100No2 Month(s)Individual Term paper. Students submit a company evaluation together with their term paper.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:2 Month(s)
Comment:Term paper. Students submit a company evaluation together with their term paper.
Exam code:GRA22061
Grading scale:Pass/fail
Resit:Examination next semester, thereafter when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Sum workload: 
0

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.