AL101115 - Organizations and Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content


The course is a general introduction course to the management sciences, with special focus son on organization and leadership topics. The course is taught in Norwegian. The course aims to develop students' understanding of the basics of the organization and leadership field and how these topics are related. This is an introductory course aimed at building a basis for further courses in the program. The aim is also to develop students' ability to apply theoretical knowledge on the analysis of practical phenomena. By the end of the course students' should have a comprehensive understanding of core constructs and concepts within the field, and the ability to apply these to analyze practical situations.

Core topics:

  • Organization theory perspectives
  • Strategy
  • Organizational structure
  • Power and conflict
  • Decision-making processes
  • Communication
  • Organizations and their environments
  • Learning and innovation
  • HRM, including topics such as trust and motivation
  • Organizations and change
  • Leadership in organizations
  • The nordic model

Learning outcome


After completing this course students should:

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of core phenomena within the field of organizations and leadership
  • Understand the core concepts of the field
  • Understand how the different topics of the course are related and how different parts of organizational life influences each other


After completing this course students should:

  • Be able to work independently and in groups to apply theory in analysis and problem-solving related to a range of practical organizational phenomena
  • Be able to analyze and discuss a range of current issues in organizations
  • Communicate the ideas based on theory and class discussion

General competence:

After completing this course students should:

  • Independently be able to analyze organizational life and be able to substantiate the claims made in analysis by building on theory and practical examples
  • Independently be able to access and acquire new knowledge from relevant research
  • Be able to identify relevant and current issues for organizational development, be able to analyze those based on relevant theory and be able to communicate and discuss those ideas with leaders and co-workers

Learning methods and activities

The course is based on lectures, group work, assignments and plenary discussions

Mandatory activities:

  • Group assignment. Under special circumstances students may submit individually.

Compulsory assignments

  • Individual/group assignment

Further on evaluation

4 hours individual written homeexam. Re-sit examination will be given in August the following year. Previously approved mandatory assignments are valid for later examination attempts.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Jacobsen, Dag Ingvar og Thorsvik, Jan (2019) Hvordan organisasjoner fungerer. 5.utg. Bergen, Fagbokforlaget. Articles and book chapters that are published on Blackboard

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SMF1193 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
SMF1193F 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
ORG1100 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Organization and Leadership
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of International Business


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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