Master's Programme in Innovation and Knowledge Development
Language of instruction
Gain advanced knowledge about organizational theories, models and research that discuss relationships between organizational change, development/innovation, learning and management
Use relevant organizational theory and research to analyze how processes and pressures of change and innovation pose specific challenges for concrete organizations
Work in teams to learn and find solutions
Become reflective practitioners capable of reflecting about their own learning process
This course aims to introduce and examine theories and research that discuss organizational change, development/innovation, learning and management/leadership. Throughout the course, students will enhance their collaborative skills by working in teams and they will strengthen their capacity to work as reflective practitioners by reflecting about their own learning process and enhancing their awareness about the role of learning arenas in developing and managing organizational change processes.
By working with a real-life case the course emphasizes how reflective practice may help improve current practice and insights into relations between organizational change and management.
The course is taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. Students will work in teams to conduct a case study of an organization and present their findings at a course conference. Lectures will introduce students to theory while seminars will prepare students for the case study and the course conference.
Assessment methods and criteria
Term Paper delivered in groups of 2-3 students.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.