MC Ubuntu

Faculteit Honours College
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode HCMMC00801
Vaknaam MC Ubuntu
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
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Uitgebreide vaknaam MC Ubuntu: African Management Style(s) in the Global World
Leerdoelen Ubuntu refers to the way managers not only try to realize profits in a rational way but also how they combine this rationality while including a balance between the importance of the individual versus the group. Including this balance into the management of organizations can have different effects on the way managers work together with other managers, on the way they work with employees and in which way they share their knowledge with other people in the organization. With the concept of Ubuntu we hope to give a new perspective on leadership in organizations.
Omschrijving Beginning with a short overview regarding Ubuntu as defined in South African management literature, we will focus on what it means to reflect on Ubuntu in two ways: first of all from the empirical perspective and secondly from the perspective of globalization.
This master class will begin with a lecture on the concept of Ubuntu and both perspectives. Based on empirical research carried out with young researchers (Master students), we will also describe how this concept can be situated in management theories. We will close this part with relating the concept of Ubuntu to the participants themselves.
In the second part, the participants, during this day, will have to learn what this concept is about and reflect on this. In small groups, several aspects of this concept and the two perspectives will be worked out and at the end of the day this must be presented.
In the third and last part at the end of the day the participants are able to create a general overview of Ubuntu as an African Management style and start thinking how this can be used in the global world.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm Groepsbijeenkomst(en) en -onderzoeksopdracht(en)
Toetsvorm Actieve deelname, Groepsopdracht(en)
(Class participation)
Vaksoort Honours College-Master
Coördinator dr. B.J.W. Pennink
Docent(en) dr. B.J.W. Pennink
Entreevoorwaarden Only available for students who have been accepted into the MA Honours College Programme.
Opmerkingen MC of one day, contribution for lunch and drinks (about € 10,-). If you have any dietary needs, please inform us at least 1 week before the start of the Master Class, at

The following condition (Article 3.6 of the EAR, to be found in your Student Portal under Organizations) applies: “Except in the event of extraordinary circumstances, all Master’s Honours Programme course units have a 100% attendance requirement, which includes preparation for and active participation in the course units.”
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Honours Master  (2. Masterclasses) 1 semester I keuze