This course is aimed at helping managers understand the key issues in the management and leadership of change in contemporary organisational contexts and providing them with practical advice, frameworks and tools to help them manage change more effectively in global economies.

Drawing on a wide range of disciplines including organisational behaviour, HRM, marketing, IT, economics, strategy and operations, the course focuses on the nature of management and leadership, individual behaviour, motivations and engagement with organisations, the design of modern organisations and managing in international organisations and cultures. It also examines the nature of management and leadership of corporate reputations, brands and corporate social responsibility, the management of knowledge-based enterprises, the changing nature of technology in new forms of organisations and the management of changing cultures.

Topics covered

  • An introduction to managing people in changing contexts.
  • The nature of management, managers and their work.
  • Managing in the individual–organisational context.
  • Managing in the organisational context.
  • Managing in an international context.
  • The corporate context and managing people.
  • The knowledge context and managing people.
  • The technological context and people management.
  • Managing organisational change.
  • You read on distance and can take the exam at another location in the world.
  • You will receive an international certificate from one of the world's leading universities.
  • You get a solid material.
  • You get strong support through the web.
  • You turn knowledge directly into “business in practice”.
  • You get academic credits and the benefit of the wider international studies (MBA, MSc and DBA).



MBA education has been very stimulating and gave me the tools to apply the knowledge practically in the workplace. The flexibility to learn on distance fits perfectly with a job that involves lots of travelling.

Marie Lobéus, MBA, CFO, Hoist Technology AB


This training has far exceeded my expectations. Hugely inspirational speakers, good material, combined with a demanding level of education means that I can really recommend this MBA.

Henrik Jonsson, MBA Commercial Manager The Phone Hourse AB


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Manager and key persons


Level 7 (according to the EU framework)


About 200 hours. You will receive an international certificate from one of the world's leading universities, Heriot-Watt University. 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) Credits.

Entry condition

Bachelor degree or equivalent.


Distance learning starts individually.

  • SEK 13.000 excl VAT.
  • Examination fee is not included.