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Master's programme in Management

MSc with a major in Management | 1 year | 60 credits

Course content

This one-year master comprises 60 ECTS credits. The program design is partly focusing on providing managerial knowledge through courses covering the fundamental knowledge areas, partly providing skills training and partly supporting personal development.

Autumn semester (30 ECTS)

This course is emphasising the leadership aspects of management. The goal is to develop the student’s knowledge of theories, models and concepts related to Leading people, teams and projects. The course is also emphasising the complex intersections between diversity (cultural, professional, gender, etc.) and leadership.

Some of the topics included are:

  • How individual behaviour can be understood
  • How group dynamics can be analysed and influenced
  • How leaders can motivate others to perform
  • How the concept of leadership has developed over time
  • How personalities and diversity influences cooperation in teams and organisations
  • How projects can be managed

Course code: MGTN48 | Download curriculum

The course is emphasising some principle management functions primarily of an analytical nature. The areas covered are:

  1. Strategic management
  2. Marketing management
  3. Management control
  4. Organisation coordination and organisational design
  5. Innovation management

A central assumption is that management is analytical and integrative in its nature. Special attention is therefor put on the students understanding of how theories and models from these central perspectives can be used analytically and on how these perspectives are related to each other in various managerial contexts.

Course code: MGTN36 | Download curriculum

Students will get acquainted with the theories, models, skills, attitudes and experiences needed in understanding the practicing manager’s role and assignments. The course is highlighting:

  1. The concept and praxis of managing organisations and their activities
  2. The concept and praxis of decision making in managerial contexts
  3. How moral norms and values affect conditions for management and the prospects for organizations to achieve their goals
  4. How legal systems affect conditions for managerial decision making and execution 

The course is partly conceptual and partly practical in its design and teaching strategy. It includes several assignments providing students with opportunities to practices as managers and applying conceptual understanding acquired in other courses.

Part I of "Understanding Management" runs in parallel with other courses during the autumn semester, and part II runs in parallel with other courses during the spring semester.

Course code: MGTN47 | Download curriculum

The course has two major focus areas. One is on understanding theories and concepts related to development, learning and change both on an individual and organisational level. The other is on understanding and managing ones own development, learning and change as a manager. The letter includes gaining better understanding of one self in order to prepare for becoming a manager in the future.

This course plays an important role in facilitation students in their effort to analyse and reflect on their learning and development in the program.

Part I of “Learning, Development and Change in Management and Organisation” runs in parallel with other courses during the autumn semester, and part II runs in parallel with other courses during the spring semester.

Course code: MGTN46 | Download curriculum

Spring semester (30 ECTS)

The course provides students with concepts and theories for analysing the larger context of management and discusses current global challenges and trends. The course goal is to provide students with insights in the historical origins of major traits in the development of the global economy and insights about the major current development challenges, including the managerial challenges related to technological change, digitalization and industrial innovations. This aims to provide analytical tools for conducting globally oriented contextual analyses, thereby preparing them for an international management arena.

Course code: MGTN26 | Download curriculum

Students will get acquainted with the theories, models, skills, attitudes and experiences needed in understanding the practicing manager’s role and assignments. The course is highlighting:

  1. The concept and praxis of managing organisations and their activities
  2. The concept and praxis of decision making in managerial contexts
  3. How moral norms and values affect conditions for management and the prospects for organizations to achieve their goals
  4. How legal systems affect conditions for managerial decision making and execution 

The course is partly conceptual and partly practical in its design and teaching strategy. It includes several assignments providing students with opportunities to practices as managers and applying conceptual understanding acquired in other courses.

Part I of "Understanding Management" runs in parallel with other courses during the autumn semester, and part II runs in parallel with other courses during the spring semester.

Course code: MGTN47 | Download curriculum

The course has two major focus areas. One is on understanding theories and concepts related to development, learning and change both on an individual and organisational level. The other is on understanding and managing ones own development, learning and change as a manager. The letter includes gaining better understanding of one self in order to prepare for becoming a manager in the future.

This course plays an important role in facilitation students in their effort to analyse and reflect on their learning and development in the program.

Part I of “Learning, Development and Change in Management and Organisation” runs in parallel with other courses during the autumn semester, and part II runs in parallel with other courses during the spring semester.

Course code: MGTN46 | Download curriculum

Starts in January, intensive workload in April-May.

The course develops the analytical and reflective skills of the students in a independent project (degree project). The degree project covers a management theme and relates to earlier parts of the programme. The focus is on fundamental tools and processes for research/evidence based problem solving and knowledge creation. It is designed as an academically based, clinically focused consultancy project. It is organized as a learning lab where students work together as a consulting organization under facilitation from faculty.

Course code: MGTN59 | Download curriculum

This is a preliminary course list, and is intended as guidance only. The course list may be subject to change.

Participation is key
Teaching is based on a participative learning approach and a rich variety of teaching methods are used, including lectures, case studies, experience-based learning and seminar discussions.

During the studies the student continuously is encouraged to reflect, apply and relate new knowledge to future career ambitions.