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HM2007 Leadership and Organisation 7.5 credits

To provide participants with enhanced and extended perspective and a greater ability to see complexity and linkages between the society, leadership and human behavior. To increase participant's awareness of themselves and their capabilities as a leader / manager. This should be reconciled with a greater knowledge of values-based leadership related to industrial work. During the course, participants carry out a project in a group, where the focus is on leadership, logistics and/or quality awareness in the industry.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HM2007 (Autumn 2016–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Organization models
  • Leadership theory
  • Group theory
  • Communication
  • Behavioural models
  • Conflict management styles
  • Self-knowledge
  • Stress-related behaviours

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • show a higher degree of awareness of oneself as a person and their ability as a leader / manager
  • describe a values-based leadership
  • explain the industry’s view and expectations of their future leader/managers
  • show how leadership is related to organizations' structural as well as humanitarian perspective

Course disposition

  • Lectures
  • Group assignments
  • Applied exercises
  • Literature studies
  • Experience sharing
  • Guest lectures
  • Project work

The work is based on the principles of process/content related group dynamics and, as far as possible, on experience-based learning.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

  • University studies of at least 120 credits (Swedish hp) and documented proficiency in Swedish B and English A or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Kursbok meddelas senast 10 veckor för kursstart

Diverse material som presenteras under kursens gång

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 7.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The examination consists of a seminar where students in groups account for their projects and for the process that have been used in the group, and for the texts that is handed in for assessment.

Compulsory attendance on the seminar day.

Other requirements for final grade

Approved on PRO1.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HM2007

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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