Credits: 6

Schedule: 15.04.2019 - 20.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Joona Koistinen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V Period

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The goal of this course is to explore and develop plans of action for improving the job and career opportunities for today and tomorrow’s workforce. You will gain a historical overview of work and employment policy in Finland and around the world: How the roles of companies, employees, and public policy have changed and created the labor market we see today. You will understand the status of the current work market in more detail: What does it look like? What types of jobs do we have, and what skills are required? What are emerging trends in how firms organize work? You will learn how globalization and advancing technologies will change the way we work, which jobs could be eliminated and which jobs could be created in their place; How we might influence the way technology is designed and used to improve the quality of work. You will gain resources and tools you can use to plan your own career paths in the workplaces of the future.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course familiarizes the students with understanding of how the world of work is changing, how firms can compete and prosper and support good jobs and careers. We will also address divisions and inequalities in the society that may threaten the future of our economy and democracy. The students will gain a realistic perspective to these issues through case studies, guest lectures, and group assignments.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In 2018-2019 course will be arranged as a 100% exam.

In 2019-2020 course will be arranged as a course.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Collection of articles and book chapters (to be announced)

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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