About the course

The purpose of the course is that students will develop a basic knowledge of organization and leadership in a global context that is based on both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Course content

Organizations worldwide are no longer bound by national borders. Changing patterns concerning e.g. competition, development of new knowledge, cooperation between and within organizations is no longer limited by distance or national borders. This development, among others has led to a need to understand, "national" characteristics to effectively operate across national borders. Globalization does not only mean that organizations extend across national borders to conduct business, it also means that there are new opportunities within organizations regarding ways to organize and lead. This includes new forms and conditions of communication and a greater diversity in terms of expertise, training and knowledge. This course also addresses challenges related to intercultural leadership.

This is an introductory course on organization and management with a focus on the challenges and complexity of globalization. In order to provide a theortical foundation, the course will begin with an historical review of traditional leadership and organizational theories. The aim of the course is for students to study organization and leadership theory from a global perspective with a focus on sustainability, diversity, communication and culture.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for university studies.


Upper secondary grades 40%, University credits completed 20%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 40%

Course evaluation

Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).


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