|Management in a Scandinavian Perspective, 30 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|The aim of this course is that the student shall develop a more in-depth knowledge of some central areas in Business Administration; Internationalization, Project Mangement, Total Quality Management, Entrepreurship, Organization and Human Resource Management.|
|This course is divided into seven courses, 5 points each, of which the first course, Advanced Organization Theory is compulsory, and then the student should chose three of the other six:
Advanced Organization Theory, 5 points
This course will provide knowledge of organization theory. The course will focus on large transnational organizations as well as international enterprises. The course has three themes: efficiency, process and control.
International Business, 5 points
International business is growing fast today. To operate effectively, companies have to be aware of different items; the rapid increase in and expansion of technology, the liberalization of governmental policies regarding cross-border movement of trade resources, the need for back-up organization to support and facilitate international trade and the increased global competition.
Project Management, 5 points
The course gives an introduction to the expanding field of project management and the analysis of problems in project management and project-based firms, such as the management of single projects, risk management, and the management and organization of project-based firms.
Entrepreneurship and New Business Development, 5 points
The course deals with a holistic view on small and young business firms. The student will learn how to solve problems related to the survival and growth of a successful business.
Total Quality Management, 5 points
The course aims at conveying a vision of company management characterized by customer focus and continous participative process improvement work. This includes an in-depth understanding and insight into the basic principles of progressive quality development and of how the work of change can be organized, managed and led.
Human Resource Management, 5 points
The aim of this course is that the student shall develop knowledge about central topics and perspectives in Human Resource Management. The student shall also develop knowledge about models and methods of Human Resource Management, and an understanding of how to apply them in organizations.
Supply Chain Management, 5 points
The aim of the course is that the student shall develop an understanding of the logistics activities within the firm, between firms and in the entire supply chain. After fulfilling the course the student should be able to describe and understand the important processes and flows of materials and information in the supply chain.
|The course will consist of lectures, seminars and group discussions.|
|The course will be examined through a combination of written examinations and individual and group assignments. Throughout the course case seminars will be held, which require student's active participation, as regards both written case study reports and discussion during the seminar.
Students who have failed an examination are normally allowed to retake it on two additional occasions, one of which should be arranged shortly after the first examination.
Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course three 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.
At least two years of full-time undergraduate studies, one of which must be in a discipline relevant to the course.
|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.