Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme:Bachelor International Business Full-time
Type of degree:FH BachelorĀ“s Degree Programme
 Winter Semester 2021

Course unit titleLeadership
Course unit code025017051423
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory optional
Semester when the course unit is deliveredWinter Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week2
Year of study2021
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated3
Name of lecturer(s)Charlotta EDLUND

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content
  • Leadership skills, traits, styles and approaches
  • Various leadership models
  • Power and influence
  • Gender, diversity and culture in leadership
  • Sustainability and ethics in organizations and leadership
  • Individuals, teams and groups in organizations
  • Decision-making, change and politics in organizations
Learning outcomes


Students know topical and contemporary leadership models and styles and can describe necessary leadership skills. They know essential management tasks and possible dilemmas that can derive from it.



They understand the interdependency between leaders and followers and understand leadership as a social interaction.



Students apply management tools in various simulated situations and reflect on their effect.



Students are aware of their own personal values, their own image of human nature and leadership principles and are able to express them in the analysis of case studies.



Students create and justify a leadership situation according to understandable and theoretical management guidelines.


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, workshop, discussions, case studies, simulation, presentations

Assessment methods and criteria
  • Pre-assignment 15% (written individual)
  • Attendance and activity in classroom 30% (individual) - presence and activity in simulations, discussions, lectures, case analysis
  • Written paper 20% (group work) – with clearly marked individual parts (500 words/per person) on a practical case of leadership, with theory-based foundation.
  • Workshop 20% (group work) - full day of workshop activities including research and presentations
  • Online exam 15% (individual)


All 100% weighed together as one final mark
(note a minimum of 50% attendance is required to be able to reach a passing grade on the course)



ILIAS will open for students approximately two months before the start of the course module.

Recommended or required reading
  • Shackleton, V. J. (1995). Business leadership. Thomson Learning.
    ISBN-10: 1861529759
  • Lecture slides/notes (to be found in ILIAS)
  • HBR and Scientific Journal Articles (to be found in ILIAS)
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Blended: ILIAS and Face-to-face instruction with mandatory attendance

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