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ME2043 Leadership in Cross-Cultural Context 6.0 credits

The aim of the course in Leadership in Cross-Cultural Context is to prepare the student for a role as a leader by providing insight into leadership theory, group dynamics and organizational leadership – with a special attention given to leadership in a cross-cultural context.

The course is based on an experiential learning approach, i.e. a combination of theoretical studies and practical skill developing exercises. The course is open for both exchange and Swedish students.

*The course is maximized to 60 students.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus ME2043 (Autumn 2014–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The aim of the course is to prepare the student for a role as leader and follower by providing insight into leadership theory, group dynamics, cross-cultural management and diversity management.

The course is based on an experiential, as well as blended, learning approach which involves both theoretical studies, reflective exercises and practical skill developing exercises.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course you should be able to:

  • Present different approaches within the study of leadership
  • Present selected leadership theories related to leadership on individual, dyadic, group and organizational level
  • Present theories of group dynamics
  • Have knowledge about different approaches within cross-cultural management
  • Have knowledge about diversity management
  • Formulate your own understanding of leadership

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

A prerequisite for attending the course is that the student has basic knowledge in industrial management, project management or organization theory and is proficient in English.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic course in Industrial Management, Project Management or Operations Management or equivalent.


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Meddelas vid kursstart. / To be announced at first lecture.

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


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Full participation in lectures, exercises and seminars. Written examination.

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 ME2043

Offered by

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Charlotte Holgersson, +46 8 790 67 71

Supplementary information

Replaces 4D1076.