Course code AOS335

AOS335 Organisations in Transitition

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Course responsible: Arild Wæraas, Bernt Aarset
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 Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2013-2014
Preferential right:
M-ØA, with a profile in organization and leadership.
Course contents:
The relationship between the organizations and the society, with main focus on the business organization. The course focus on causes of change, perspective on change and implementation of change. Change is analysed in light of culture, power, politics, and learning.
Learning outcome:
The main goal is to achieve a theory based insight in modern organizations and how they work in relation to internal and external stakeholders, and in relation to their environment. A core theme is management of change and change processes in organizations. Be familiar with the core theories for organizations and the environment, and demonstrate capabilities to analyse change processes in organisations.
Learning activities:
Combination of lectures, student presentations, and group assignments.
Teaching support:
Supervision on group assignments, with oral feedback.
Textbook and selected papers. Myers, P., Hulks, S. and Wiggins, L. (2012): Organizational change. Perspectives on theory and practice. Oxford University Press. 
AOS130, AOS230, og AOS237, or similar. AOS320, but the students may follow AOS335 and AOS320 in the same semester.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
the students work in groups. All groups will deliver a semester assignment. The assignment is assessed by passed / failed. Assignment approval is a requirement for participation in the final exam. All groups will participate in analysis, presentation and discussion of selected cases.
Thirty hours take home exam.
Nominal workload:
Total work load is estimated to 300 work hours or 10 credits.
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
The course will be organised as 2 2-hour sessions a week over 12 weeks. How the two weekly sessions will be organised over the fall semester will vary, but a detailed plan will be presented at the beginning of the course.
An external examiner will assess the curriculum and principles for evaluation. Grades will be set by the teacher.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått