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Projects, People and Processes, 15 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Master´s Programme in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Business administration - FÖA
  COURSE CODE   722A13
After completion of the course, in a theoretically well motivated manner the student should be able to:
- discuss and argue around the possibilities to lead and manage a process of organizational change
- change processes related to innovation and entrepreneurship
- discuss and analyse the possibilities to lead and manage knowledge processes in organizations.
- discuss and elaborate on the possibilities to lead and manage a project organization.
- discuss and explore the possibilities to lead and manage individuals in project settings.
- discuss and critique theories of innovation, change, entrepreneurship, project organization and knowledge management.
The first part is dealing with the processes of Innovation, Change and Entrepreneurship (ICE). The focus here is on theories regarding the preconditions and nature of such processes in firms, public sector organzations, as well as more generally in various industries. The predominant managerial perspectives in this literature is also being complemented by a set of issues, tend to be rendered ”invisible” such as employee resistance to change and female entrepreneurship.
The second part is dealing with Projcet Organization and Knowledge processes. Focus is mainly set on theories regarding activity and knowedge integration in product development projects, and governance of project-based firms. Apart from addressing classical issues related to goal-setting and time, a variety of knowledge-related problematics are discussed, e.g. the possibilities of knowledge sharing, knowledge transfer and the articulation of tacit knowledge, as well as some HRM-related problems encountered in project settings.
During these two parts of the course, there will be lectures and case discussions, all of which are voluntary.
Written examamination.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Applicants must, by the closing date for application, hold a bachelor's degree/kandidatexamen (equivalent for example a professional degree) of at least 180 ECTS credits, in Business Administration or Economics with at least 90 credits (3 semesters of full-time study) in the subject of Business Administration, including a 15 ECTS credit degree paper or equivalent.

Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Projects, People and Processes
Projects, People and Processes
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IEI - Department of Management and Engineering
Registrar No: 254/02-41 och 1331/06-41   Course Code: 722A13      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Business administration - FÖA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     FÖA   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-10-14