Course code AOS331

AOS331 Leadership and HRM

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Course responsible: Nicolay Andre Melsæter Worren
Teachers: Susann Gjerde, Arild Wæraas
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2008-2009
Preferential right:
Master´s degree students in Business Administration or Economics and Natural Resource Management. M-IndØk.
Course contents:
Topics: Old and new leadership theories, leadership as myth and symbol, Scandinavian leadership, leadership behaviour and styles. Human Resource Management, knowlegde management, leadership and empowerment. Leader identity.
Learning outcome:
The aim of the course is to provide insight into studies of modern organisations and leadership. It gives a broad theoretical overview of the field, with a specific purpose of applying theory as a tool for analysis and understanding. Further, a learning objective is to train the students in defining, analysing and discussing central problems related to the management and leadership in organisations.
Learning activities:
Lectures, discussions, and group work. Presentations of required readings by students and teacher. 
Teaching support:
Supervision of the semester assignment in groups. Oral feedback on each presentation. Class discussions.
A compendium with scientific articles and book chapters.
Introduction to Organisation Theory (AOS130). The Psycology of Organisation and Leadership (AOS230). Strategic Management and Organisation Design (AOS232 or AOS237). Research Methods in the Social Sciences (AOS240).
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
The students are organised into groups, and each group will hand in a semester assignment. The semester assignment is assessed as passed/failed. The semester assignment must be approved to be eligible for the final examination.
A take-home examination of 30 hours.
Nominal workload:
According to NMBU's norms. Ten credits = 300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Teaching is organized in two to four hour sessions. Some periods of the semester have two sessions per week, others have none. The teaching schedule will be presented at the beginning of the course.
External censor reviews assignments and exam.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått