Bachelor´s degree, consisting of 180 credits. The equivalent of English B / English 6 in Swedish secondary school.
The master programme "Leadership for Sustainability" is intended for students and professionals within a wide area of different backgrounds but with a common interest to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in leading projects and organisational development to reach sustainability.
The master programme “Leadership for Sustainability” is a multidisciplinary master dealing with the issues of organising and leading organisational development to reach sustainability. The standpoint of this master is that sustainability requires new forms of organising especially project-based organisations involving diverse stakeholders. Organising and leading sustainability thus require new and diverse leading and organising skills, understanding and knowledge for project managers and leaders. It also requires a new way of thinking sustainability within and between organisations. This new way is to be found in contemporary and on-going research in the fields of social entrepreneurship and social innovation. The master programme provides methodological and methodical knowledge, understanding and skills of research to enable sustainable decision-making in organisations.
The programme is organised around six courses divided into two semesters. At the start of the first semester, the courses "Organising and Leading Sustainable Organisations” (OL641E - 7,5 credits) and ”Leadership and Organisation for Sustainability - Research Methods” (OL642E - 7,5 credits) provide students with a common knowledge and understanding on organisation theories, leadership theories and research methods, with a focus on sustainability. The first semester ends with the course ”Project Management and Sustainability” (OL643E - 15 credits) that enables students to touch upon project management in theory and practice while students plan their sustainable project.
During the first part of the second semester students go in-depth into sustainability and sustainable development via the respective courses ”Sustainable development: Individual, Organisational and Network Perspective” (OL644E - 7,5 credits) and “Social entrepreneurship, social innovation and sustainability” (OL645E - 7,5 credits) which are taught in parallel. The end of the second semester is then dedicated to the thesis course “Master Thesis with a focus on Leadership and Organisation for Sustainability” (OL646E - 15 credits). Here students, in pair, have the opportunity to focus on issues in organisation and leadership for sustainability in which they have a special interest.