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Before choosing course

This course is suitable for students who have already taken a number of specific courses within the management field, as for example HR management, organisation, industrial management, leadership, etc. Building on this knowledge, the course provides an occasion for reflection on management, as well for a deeper discussion about a limited number of recent management issues. Lectures and seminars will therefore centre on complex questions regarding management knowledge and practice. Examples may be: management and the development of management theories, management concepts, management models and fashions and how they may be used by managers in practice.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus ME2305 (Autumn 2012–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is based on a series of lectures, some of them introduce concepts and theories for understanding management knowledge, its development and its consumption from different points of view, others introduce recent management issues. The students are supposed to have a general knowledge of management in a number of areas, and the issue presented will develop further such knowledge by going deeper into the latest developments and by also offering occasion for reflection. In order to provide an occasion for discussion and reflection, seminars and own work will complete the lectures. 

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should: 

  • have developed awareness for the context in which ideas and theories of management develop and have understood the historical dimension of the development of management knowledge, which has been at times heavily influenced by engineers
  • have gained deeper understanding of management knowledge, which will allow the student to be able to more reflectively use and interpret management models  
  • demonstrate knowledge of recent management issues faced by contemporary organisations, some of them related to technical issues and/or an approach to management shaped by the engineering tradition
  • demonstrate the capacity to critically analyse management knowledge and in particular to critically reflect on recent management issues
  • be able to understand international literature on these subjects and to not only refer their content, but also to express his/her own thoughts on the matter using the proper English terminology.

In particular, on a general level, what the student will be required to demonstrate is to be able to relate to management theories and models in a reflective way. This includes: 

  • being able to describe how management knowledge is developed, distributed, consumed 
  • being able to describe how management knowledge can be analysed, used, interpreted
  • being able to correctly describe the presented management issues, recent developments of normative theories and models, but also their critical aspects and consequences

On a more detailed level, each student will be required demonstrate to be able to autonomously reflect on and discuss management knowledge by referring to the theoretical contributions introduced in the course and combining them in an original piece of work. 

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

30 hp courses at KTH-Indek or equal including ME2302/4D1113 Knowledge Formation in Technology and Natural Science. That curse have to be finished and passed, or equally courses.

Open only for TIEMM1.

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • LIT1 - Literature Task, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

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 ME2305

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Established HT06.

Replaces 4D1189

NB! This is the last opportunity for those students who have not yet taken the course!