Organisation & Leadership
|University website:||Leadership and organisation, societal challenges and organisational changes (Two-Year)|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||0 SEK|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||80,000 SEK|
This two-year master’s programme provides you with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the challenges today’s organisations and business are facing. It focuses on the relationship between societal challenges and leadership and organisation at the intersection of the private, public, and non-profit sectors. The education engages with critical issues of leadership and organisational change such as power, ethics, resistance, gender, diversity, sustainability and digitalisation. The education combines perspectives from organisation theory, sociology, learning, business administration, political science and philosophy.
The programme will equip you with advanced knowledge of leadership and organisation theory. You will be looking at the relations between people, organisations and societal challenges, and how to enable collaboration within organisations and across sectors in relation to, for example, globalisation, digitalisation, inclusion and sustainability.
During the first year, you will be taking courses informed by critical perspectives on leadership and organisation. During the third semester, you will choose between several independent courses in order to deepen your knowledge in your particular subjects of interest. These will be made available during the second semester, in time for application. Among the courses offered are Leadership and Organisation: Research Internship, 30 credits. Students may choose to take courses at a university abroad. The programme concludes with the writing of a 30-credit master's thesis.
The programme has a strong, multidisciplinary connection to research. Many programme lecturers are active and internationally recognised scholars within leadership and organisation, work environment, social work, gender in organisations, power, resistance, governance, technology, and sustainability.
The perceived pressure for organisations to adapt to societal changes means that it is important that managers, leaders and employees have solid knowledge and a critical understanding of governance, management and organisation within and across the private, public and non-profit sectors. In addition, there is an increasing demand for people that can integrate knowledge and understanding of power, gender, diversity, work, technology, sustainability into leadership, organisation and change.
Graduates will be qualified to work within various fields, such as management and organisational development within organisations, agencies and companies, both nationally and internationally. The programme also prepares you for continued studies at PhD level.