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


Degree programme International Business Administration
Subject area Business and Management
Type of degree Bachelor
Winter Semester 2023
Course unit title Leadership
Course unit code 025017051423
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory optional
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2023
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Charlotta EDLUND
Requirements and Prerequisites


Course content
  • Leadership skills, traits, styles and approaches
  • Various leadership models
  • Power, influence and charisma
  • Gender, diversity and culture in leadership
  • Sustainability and ethics in organizations and leadership
  • The future of leadership
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
  • 15 % Pre-assignment (written individual)
  • 30 % Case analysis in - Written paper and classroom activity (group work) – two cases will be taught in class, activity in case discussion and hand in 300 word written analysis before class discussions
  • 25 % Workshop (group work) - full day of workshop activities including research and presentations
  • 15 % Online exam (individual)
  • 15 % Attendance and activity in classroom (individual) - presence and activity

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)



Information about the course will be available in ILIAS about 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