Leadership and organisation: Societal challenges and organisational changes, Master's Programme (Two-Year)

Summary

This two-year master’s programme provides you with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing today’s organisations and businesses, focussing on the relationship between societal challenges and leadership and organisation as well as the intersection between the private, public and non-profit sector. The education is multidisciplinary and includes perspectives from sociology, pedagogy, business administration and political science.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree, consisting of 180 credits. The equivalent of English B/ English 6 in Swedish secondary school.

Selection:

Applicants are selected in order according to precedence from submitted three-part supporting document.

Note
There are specific instructions regarding eligibility or selection on the next tab on this page, called Selection. Please, make sure that you read the instructions thoroughly!

About

The programme will equip you with advanced knowledge of leadership and organisation theory. You will be looking at societal challenges facing both people and organisations, which require collaboration across sectors such as globalisation and digitalisation.

Programme structure

During the first year, you will be taking courses within the main field of leadership and organisation. During the third semester, you will choose between several independent courses in order to deepen your knowledge in subjects such as leadership for sustainability, leadership within human service organisations, research within leadership and organisation, and entrepreneurship and international strategy. The programme concludes with the writing of a 30 credit master's thesis.

The programme has a strong, multidisciplinary connection to research. Several of the programme lecturers are active scholars with a focus on socially relevant challenges such as psychosocial work environment, gender equality, governance, and management in organisations. During the programme, you will be working in close collaboration with the ongoing research projects at the University.

What kind of career will I be prepared for?

The perceived pressure for organisations to adapt to societal changes means that it is important that managers, leaders and employees have solid knowledge and a critical understanding of governance, management and organisation within the private, public and non-profit sectors. In addition, there is an increasing demand for people with knowledge and understanding of power, gender and intersectionality in relation to leadership and organisation.

Graduates will be qualified to work within various fields, such as management and organisational development within organisations, agencies and companies both nationally and internationally. The programme also prepares you for continued studies at PhD level.

Selection

Once you have completed your application with your academic credentials and English proficiency, you also need to submit a supporting document.

For students applying in the Second Application Round, the supporting document must be uploaded to www.antagning.se by April 15.

Supporting documents submitted after this date will not be accepted.

To complete your application, follow the following steps:

  • create an account and apply to the programme via universityadmissions.se.
  • upload your documentation as a pdf on universityadmissions.se or send the document by post. You will need to demonstrate both a bachelor's degree and English proficiency to be considered eligible for the programme. Applicants in their final year, who will receive their diploma before the programme starts, can also apply but must follow specific instructions.
  • the supporting document must be uploaded to www.universityadmissions.se by February 3. For students applying in the Second Application Round, the supporting document must be uploaded to www.antagning.se by April 15. Please observe that this date may differ from the deadline for submitting the rest of your documents.

Please fill out the form below. Applicants cannot use documents from other universities. 

Download the document to fill out here

For more information: please visit universityadmissions.se.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2021

Programme Code:
SASCO revision 2
Swedish name:
Ledarskap och organisation: Samhällsutmaningar och organisatoriska förändringar, masterprogram
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
03 December 2018
Date of ratification:
24 August 2020
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
30 August 2021

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree, consisting of 180 credits. The equivalent of English B/ English 6 in Swedish secondary school.

Organisation

The aim of the Master’s program is for the students to acquire advanced knowledge and critical understanding of the mutual relationship between societal challenges, leadership and organization in private, public and non-profit sectors as well as knowledge of critical perspectives. After finishing the program the students will be able to move on to PhD studies or to qualified work within e.g. national and international agencies and organizations.
The program is multi-disciplinary and is grounded in the disciplines of Sociology, Pedagogy, Psychology, Business Administration and Political Science. The program is aimed towards students and professionals who are interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of the challenges that organizations and businesses face.
The courses within the main area Leadership and Organization are taught in the first and second semesters. A number of elective courses are offered in the third semester. The fourth semester consists of the mandatory Master’s thesis of 30 credits.

Content

Course list:

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
To obtain a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organisation the student shall:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.
Skills and competences
To obtain a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organisation the student shall:
  • demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work
  • demonstrate the ability in speech and writing both nationally and internationally to clearly report and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity.
Judgement and approach
To obtain a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organisation the student shall:
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.

Degree

Master's Degree (120 credits).

Degree of Master of Arts (120 Credits) with a Major in Leadership and Organisation.

To obtain a degree a minimum of 120 credits is required. At least 90 credits must be second cycle courses within the main area Leadership and Organization. The program's compulsory second and fourth semester courses must be completed and included in the degree.

Other Information

To be able to participate in the tuition of the programme, i.e. to meet the requirements of the higher level courses of the programme, certain requirement criteria shall be met. The requirement criteria will be given in the course specific syllabi.
Language of instruction: English.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the Department of Urban Studies.

Further information

Studentservice US - Malmö universitet,
Kerstin Sandell, Programme Coordinator
Phone: 0406657320

For information on study guidance at Urban Studies.

Contact Educations Officer

Application

30 August 2021 Day-time 100% Malmö Application period for this offer starts 16 October 2020.

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 80000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 160000 SEK

30 August 2021 Day-time 100% Malmö Application period for this offer starts 15 March 2021.

31 August 2020 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 80000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 160000 SEK

31 August 2020 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 80000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 160000 SEK