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Module 2: Leading with People 15 Credits

Course Contents

This course represents the second module of the Engineering Management Master programme. It is designed to develop skills and competencies that are necessary for leadership and/or consultancy roles. It provides an overview of core topics and practical tools for leading and managing through uncertainty and change in engineering contexts. For this purpose, the course comprises the following four parts:

Leadership – developing knowledge about leadership and abilities to deal with leadership in engineering-focused companies and complex situations. Insights on different leadership styles, roles, and perspectives, and the role of leadership for collaboration, integration, and co-ordination processes in engineering-focused companies. Perspectives on leadership in view of global and intercultural business environments.

Managerial communications – strengthening abilities for interpersonal, cross-functional, and cross-cultural communications. Insights and skills for visual and oral presentation and communication for change, including understanding the keys to persuasion, negotiation, and speaking confidently.

Uncertainty and change management – developing abilities to recognize and lead through change and uncertainties in the continuous business development process (related e.g. to economic, technical, organizational, and human issues). Insight on what makes organizations change, how they change, and what it takes to manage such change. Learning about processes for implementing change and responses to change at individual as well as organizational level.

Key elements to consultancy – including keys to professional consultancy reports, techniques to evaluate briefs and consultancy proposals, and communication strategies for consulting work.

Connection to research and practice
The teaching is based on current theories on leadership, communication, and change management. Students are required to read and relate to research-based literature in the examinations. The course offers students interaction with practitioners and to gain insight on the meaning and challenges of leadership for someone who has a managerial role in an engineering-focused organization. The course provides opportunities for students to develop their communication skills in practice and recognize their leadership styles. The introduction to consultancy is mainly practical, allowing students to interact with a consultant and apply some basic tools for this role.


Bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in engineering (or the equivalent).

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: JM2R24
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

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Autumn 2024: Oct 28 - Jan 12
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Daniel Pittino
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Daniel Pittino
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
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