Master of Science in Business

Major in Leadership and Change

Customise your Master of Science in Business degree by choosing a major in Leadership and Change.

Why choose a major in Leadership and Change?

A major in Leadership and Change gives you the skills you need to lead change, innovation, and development efforts in organisations. It has relevance for a broad range of future roles, including those who lead change from below. The major combines an orientation to organisational excellence with psychology, fostering a dual attention to growing business and people at the same time.

What will you learn?

This major provides you with a state-of-the-art integration of theory and rigorous research with stimulating cases and practical application. You will gain an up-to-date knowledge base in leadership and change research. This includes both classical themes of the psychology of communication, motivation and influence, as well anew themes in leadership research from practice-based studies, positive organisational scholarship, and design thinking.

Among the courses, you will find:

  • Managing Knowledge Work, Creativity and Innovation: Contemporary research and practice based knowledge of the most important topics, concepts, and contributions within the fields of knowledge work, creativity and innovation management.
  • Leadership in Organisations: What is leadership? How does leadership relate to organisational performance? Can leadership be measured? Get an introduction to leadership as an empirical research field.
  • Change Management: Learn a more diverse range of perspectives and tools for managing change, including emergent change, networks of influence, power, participation, cultural change and design thinking.

 

Programme Structure

Student perspective

Meet one of our students and hear directly about his experience in the Master of Science in Business programme and why he chose to major in Leadership and Change. 

Student perspective

Faculty perspective

Professor and Coordinator of the Master of Science in Business major in Leadership and Change, Arne Carlsen, explains how his time at SINTEF, Stanford University, and the University of Michigan influenced him, and how he is trying to incorporate it into the major.

Faculty perspective

Industry perspective

Digital transformation at Telenor: BI Alumnus and Senior VP, Anne Flagstad, talks about Telenor's path to become a leader in digital transformation, and the importance of leadership and change in this process.

Industry perspective

Practical information

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