Bachelor´s degree, consisting of 180 credits or equivalent. The equivalent of English course B in Swedish secondary school.
Leadership and organization skills are needed in broad range of different areas. Students are expected to come from different fields and develop general knowledge of leadership and organization and specialized knowledge with respect to their particular areas of interest and previous training.
Project Management and Organization is divided into several modules. The introductory module provides an overview of models and strategies for organizing projects and for working with organizational development. After the introduction a series of themes is introduced. Each theme taught by a different researcher. Examples of such themes include, creativity in projects, challenges of inter-organizational projects, projects for social development, learning organizations and process management. In each theme students will read some common literature but will also be required to find and synthesize relevant research on their own in relation to their field of interest. In parallel with discussions on different themes students are expected to develop their thesis or project work, which provides a culmination of the student’s studies during the course.
The course in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation is divided into two parts, each consisting of 15 ECTS credits,that follows each other. One part, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, deals with the theoretical and empirical understanding of the field and is organized thematically. Students will not only read relevant literature on the subject, but also take part in seminars and field trips in order to get first hand knowledge of the issues that affect social entrepreneurs and their organizations. Important themes in this part of the course include Network and support structures, Logics of social innovation and Transcending boundaries.
The second part of the course is the Thesis or project work. Here students have an opportunity to focus on issues in which they have a special interest. This task can be completed individually or by two or three students working as a team.
Project Management and Organization 30 higher education credits
Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation 30 higher education credits