SOL420 - Leadership


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 40/100 ALLE
Written examination 60/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course gives a broad and update introduction to leadership as a field of study. The academic content is based on the understanding of leadership as a complex contextual, relational,processual and emotional phenomenon.In addition to theoretical perspectives on leadership, guest lecturers provide supplementary insight into practical leadership issues in complex real-life contexts.

Thematic key words:

Leadership in the digital age
Leadership in Norway
Leadership and membership
Emotions and leadership
Relational leadership
Leadership and communication
Discoursive leadership
Leadership and ethics
Leading complexity
Leading knowlegde-intentsive firms
Leadership as sensemaking
Leading creativity and innovation
The darks sides of leadership

Learning outcome

The student
- Has in-depth and update knowledge of relevant theories and empirical fields in leadership.
- Has broad insight into relevant leadership issues and is able to apply the knowledge in new areas in a national, as well as an international context.
- Has solid knowledge on scientific methods in leadership research

- Is able to understand and analyze different leadership issues in a critical, reflective way.
- Is able to evaluate relevant procedures and reflect on choices made in decision making processes.
- Is able to update and apply knowledge and experience as a basis for professional and personal development throughout the professional career

General competence:
Is able to communicate on leadership issues, analyses, and conclusions across disciplines and business areas
- Has developed a sound basis for reflection on ethical issues and is able to lead in account with corporate social responsibility and sustainability
- Has a sound basis for leading in a digital context
- Is able to approach leadership literature and leadership trends in a critical, reflective way.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group work, plenary discussions, presentations. Active participation in group and plenary activities is emphasized.

Further on evaluation

Students who want to improve their grade in a course based on several assessments, may re-take the individual component assessment.
For an new assessment in connection with a failing grade, the Faculty of Economics and Management has supplementary regulations.

Admission to study programme is required, see "special conditions".

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Accounting and Auditing (MRR)
Economics and Business Administration (ØAMSC)
Management of Technology (ØAMLT)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Cource literature will be announced at the start of the term

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SOL420 7.5 01.01.2009
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Version: B
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
NTNU Business School



Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 40/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 60/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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