ME2502 Change Project in Industrial Management 12.0 credits
Förändringsprojekt inom Industrial Management
The purpose of the course is that students through active work with a reality based change project will deepen, develop and synthesize their knowledge and abilities in the field of industrial management. It should be emphasized that the course project is authentic. Four major technology-based industrial companies are involved throughout the process and present their current challenges and problem areas. Throughout the semester students, course management and company representatives interacts in the process of developing a science-based solution in the form of an academic report.
The students’ work with a real problem within an existing organization on a major change project creates opportunities to implement theories and models in a rich context. By pinpointing problem formulation, collect data, analyze, draw conclusions and present an elaborated plan for the implementation of a change project The students use existing skills and (in the course given) new knowledge. Central leadership and project management skills are here trained.
The course also aims to increase the students' ability to deal with problems within the field of Industrial management based on a systems perspective - the final implementation plan must consider how the proposed changes affect the organization as a system (e.g. regard to consequences at the individual, functional and industrial level). Finally, as the implementation plan is based on assumptions and data from an existing organization the course aims to increase the students' knowledge and skills related to scientific approaches and data collection methods.