Innledning

This course focuses on the soft skills in management of information systems. Students will gain advanced knowledge of theories on leadership, change agents, ethics and required skills within IT-consultancy. They will acquire specialized problem-solving skills, being able to master the personal and organizational techniques required to participate in a change process, practicing leadership and developing professional skills within consulting. They shall take responsibility to conduct a minor consulting project thru an agreement, plan and evaluation.

Central topics include consulting and leadership.

Læringsutbytte

Knowledge

The student...

  • is able to explain theories on organizational change and change management, leadership, ethics and human resources within knowledge based organizations

Skills

The student...

  • is able to analyze case studies and research into the success (and failure) of IT-driven organizational change
  • is able to use oral, negotiational and analytical skills as a change agent within organizational development

General competence

The student...

  • is able to plan, implement and evaluate a minor consulting project
  • is able to critically evaluate ethical issues related to leadership and consultancy

Emnet inngår i

Electable course for Master of Information Systems

Læringsaktiviteter

The course is structured in block mode for four weeks. The first two weeks will be a combination of lectures and presentations in. The two last weeks are for oral exam, writing seminar, self-study and essay writing.

Anbefalt tidsbruk

Lectures and student guidance: 36 hours 

Self-study: 59 hours 

Preparation for presentation/discussion in class: 20 hours 

Exercise: 30 hours 

Assessment 55 hours 

Total: 200 hours

Eksamen

Exam type: Oral individual examination 

Duration: 5-10 days preparation, 20 minutes examination 

Grading scale: Norwegian grading system using the graded scale A - F where A is the best grade, E is the lowest pass grade and F is fail 

Weighting: 25 % of the overall grade 

Support materials: No support materials permitted

 

Exam type: Individual written home examination 

Duration: 3-6 weeks 

Grading scale: Norwegian grading system using the graded scale A - F where A is the best grade, E is the lowest pass grade and F is fail 

Weighting: 75 % of the overall grade 

Support materials: All support materials are permitted