Denmark, Aarhus

Leading and Designing Organisations

when 16 July 2014 - 5 August 2014
duration 3 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

In a highly competitive business environment, professional organizations require leadership, strategy, adaptability, and coordination on a scale never before imagined. In this regard the major challenge is how to design the organization to cope up with the complex and dynamic business realities. A great organization has the capability to align quickly with the internal processes and external pressures. The concern with how best to cope with these challenges is evidenced by the success of numerous popular management books including “Blue Ocean Strategy”, “Built to Last”, “The fifth Discipline” etc. The common theme in these books is the effective organization design. Furthermore, organizations need managers with high leadership potential right at the entry stage, characterized by a whole host of attributes: Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Management, Change Management, Team Working and Capacity to influence and distribute leadership. Thus managers need to align their personal competencies to successfully establish and transform a business enterprise. Technological advantage, financial planning, and marketing skills are important, but they must be coupled with skilled organization design and the management of people.

Course leader

Ajay K. Jain, Management Development Institute, Delhi and Aarhus Unviersity

Target group

Master's students

Course aim

I have designed the course on “Leading and Designing Organizations” to help you to understand how organizations works from inside in terms strategies, structure, system, culture and human resource and how managers can develop some of the required competencies to design or redesign a company.

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.