Virtual course, online studies
Learning materials on Moodle and the literature given by teacher
The studies and learning assignments seek to mirror everyday business in corporations and other organisations. Students apply their learning within their current work environment.
No exams, see: assignments.
The learning cases and literature deal with the subject from an international point of view.
28.08.2020 - 16.10.2020
Assignment 1: Short assignment, 3-4 pages. Search for 2 Master´s theses in your own field. Describe the research questions as well as their approach and methods for research and development. Assess collected data and methods. See further details on Moodle. Assignment 2: Short assignment. Write 3 research questions for your own thesis work. Assignment 3: Research plan for your thesis, 5-6 pages. See further details on Moodle All three assignments need to be completed successfully.
15.06.2020 - 28.08.2020
The course starts on the 28th August and ends on the 16th October. See timetables for assignments on Moodle.
If students have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, they can present their competence via a demonstration and thus progress faster through their studies. More information and instructions for recognising and validating prior learning (RPL) are available at MyNet.
Kaarina Järventaus, Merja Drake
15 - 40
The student is able to identify the development tasks of organisations and companies and can choose the right research approach and data collection methods for the development task. She/he can plan and schedule a research and development task. The student is able to use key concepts related to research and development methods although critical thinking is lacking. The ability to create new knowledge for organisational development is currently weak.
In addition to the requirements named in Grade 1, the student can apply a chosen research and development approach and data collection strategies in either the development or the thesis plan or in a project work during the course. The student understands the importance of critical thinking in the choice of research and development approach as well as in the context of literature and empirical data. She/he is able to use the results from research and development work in the development work of the organisation.
In addition to requirements named in Grades 1 and 3, the student is able to assess the success of the applied research approach as well as the suitability of the research methods in his/her own thesis project or another project. The student can argue for the chosen research approach and methods as well as critically assess the chosen research approach, data collection methods and the literature and empirical data. She/he can use the result of the research and development project at a strategic level in organisational development work.
LEBUM Degree Programme in Leading Business Transformation