Management and Leadership


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module explores how management can be understood theoretically from different perspectives and how it is practiced in an organisational context. Through the module, students are introduced to different and relevant approaches to management. The roots of these approaches and their evolution over time are explored. Perspectives that address how, in different ways, leadership involves mastering the interplay between managing processes, people and oneself.

During the module, the student is introduced to the basic ideas behind different management perspectives. How these basic ideas have developed is discussed and through concrete practical cases, the student learns how the management perspectives are applied in organisations and companies.

In doing so, the student will not only acquire knowledge, skills and competences in the theoretical approaches to management, the student will also learn how management is often a complex practice, where the ability to critically and reflectively engage with management theories and adapt them to an increasingly changing and complex context and available resources becomes central to the concept and practice of management.

Learning objectives


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • key theoretical approaches to management and leadership.
  • what theoretical currents underpin different management perspectives, how management perspectives have evolved, and how they are applied in practice.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • engaging reflexively and critically with theoretical and practical issues in management and leadership.
  • being able to clarify and independently identify key practical and theoretical issues of greater or lesser complexity in management and leadership.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • apply a problem-oriented approach to key issues in management and leadership.
  • illustrate how leadership in practice is about mastering the interplay between leading processes, people and oneself.
  • argue in writing and orally on a scientific basis about key issues in management and leadership.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.



Name of examManagement and Leadership
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual examination
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleManagement og leadership
Module codeKAORS20226
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities