Credits: 6

Schedule: 25.02.2020 - 02.04.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Saija Katila
Kirsi Eräranta

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period IV (2018-2019) Otaniemi campus
Period IV (2019-2020) Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course raises awareness and deepens understanding of the significant role of gender and diversity in contemporary work organizations. It offers multiple perspectives to analyze issues of gender and diversity at the levels of identity, organizational practices and society. The course provides students with conceptual and practical tools to critically examine social and organizational practices of exclusion and inclusion. The course further develops students’ reflective skills in detecting how they, and the organizations they are participating in are doing gender and diversity. Moreover, students learn how they can act as change agents in making exclusionary practices visible and creating inclusive workplaces. During the course students will also develop their writing, group working as well as presentation skills.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course provides an overview of gender and diversity issues in management, organizations and labour market and focuses especially on doing gender (and diversity) approach in understanding gender and diversity in organizations. Various societal and organizational images and practices are examined from the perspective of how they privilege certain categories of people while excluding others. The course looks at these issues in different contexts ranging from everyday experiences to gendered practices in the global economy. The possibilities for change are explored by considering forms of interventions for changing exclusionary practices.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assignments 100 %

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 24 h
Independent work 136 h
Total 160 h (ECTS)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Articles indicated in the syllabus.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

21E80000 Gender, Management and Organizations. It is possible to include only one of these courses to the Master’s degree.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Via WebOodi one week before the start of the teaching period.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is restricted to 50 students (including quotas for students from the Open University and Joo-studies).
Priority list:
1. MIB/Strategy/Global Management/CS/IDBM,
2. MIB minor students,
3. Other BIZ students,
4. Other Aalto students.

There is compulsory attendance the day your group is presenting.
Students are further strongly encouraged to be present during the first class.


Registration and further information