Course code AOS100-B

AOS100-B Sustainable Leadership

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Course responsible: Gro Ladegård
Teachers: Marianne Feddersen Heggelund
ECTS credits: 7.5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course is first given in Spring parallel 2023. Teaching/evaluation in the Spring parallel. 8 weeks teaching period.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2022-2023
Preferential right:
One-year study programme in Sustainable Business Management (KVU-BEDØK).
Course contents:

The course includes central themes on leading people and teams. The course perspective is linked to social sustainability and have strong focus on Norwegian work life and own leadership role.

The course starts with exercises in self-reflection and analysis of own leadership attributes and leader role and strenghts. Review of theory and discussion of practice on the following topics:

  • The "Norwegian model" in work life
  • Governance and leadership
  • Ethics and social interaction
  • Leadership behaviour
  • Teams and team leadership
  • Communication and change management
  • Power and influence
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: The students will have basic knowledge on leadership in organizations and the worklife in Norway.

Skills: The students will have obtained skills in self assessment, and role analysis.

General competence: The students will have general competence in understanding, analysing and discussing leadership functions in organisation with particular focus on social sustainability. 

Learning activities:
The course is based on active participation from students. Learning activities are digital lectures, self-reflection activities and individual written assignments.  
Teaching support:
Gary Yukl, Leadership in Organizations Global edition, 9. utgave 2019
Additional articles will be introduced before course start.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
There will be weeklyindividual assignments, 6 in total. 4 out of 6 assignments must be completed for access to the final exam.
One written individual report. Pass/fail assessment.
Nominal workload:
187.5 hours.
Entrance requirements:

Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (GSK).

Study rights at KVU-BEDØK.

Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
3-4 digital lectures per week.
External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers. 
Examination details: Report: Passed / Not Passed