Credits: 6

Schedule: 25.02.2020 - 31.03.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Michael Baker

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

II (Autumn 2018) III, IV, V (spring 2019) One-period course. Otaniemi campus.
II (Autumn 2019) III, IV, V (spring 2020)  One-period course. Otaniemi campus.

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.    understand the criticality of defining and choosing an appropriate leadership communication style for the given management context
2.    employ relevant theoretical frameworks to analyse, plan and implement effective managerial communications
3.    construct sound, compelling and convincing arguments targeted at internal corporate stakeholders

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Management Communication is intended to help students think strategically about internal managerial communications. The course will provide a set of managerial communication best practices derived from both research and experience, and give students ample opportunity to implement these guidelines. Comprehensive feedback on messages targeted at internal stakeholders will allow the student to enhance his/her performance as a managerial communicator.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assignments 90%
Class contribution 10%

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

The course has a pre-work, 4 assignments and other required ungraded work.

PW

 Readings and 2 pre-assignments. Individual.

10

A1

 Bad-news message. Group

10

A2

 Managerial proposal. Group.

15

A3

 Transformational speech. Individual.

25

A4

 Project presentation and executive summary. Group.

30

Class

 Preparedness for class; contribution to group activities.

10


Deadlines: To pass the course all assignments must be completed by the given deadlines. The due date for each assignment is clearly stated on the respective submission box. Please upload the final versions of each of your assigments (pdf) by the given deadlines.

Grading criteria: Assignments are assessed using preformulated rubrics on a scale of 0-5.

EBC grading criteria: 4.5 and above is a 5; 3.5-4.49 range is a 4; 2,5-3,49 range is a 3

Please take a look at these grading criteria (in submission boxes) before you start work on the given assignment, and also before you submit your assignment.

Team assignments: Only one group member needs to submit your team's assignment.

Re-do or extra assignments not possible: Students are not able to re-do assignments, or do extra assignments to improve grades or make up for absences.

Class contribution: This is a highly practical and experiential course so attendance is mandatory. However, one absence during the course is possible if a student has a valid reason. This will result in a 20% reduction of the class participation grade. More than one absence will result in not passing the course.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 18h
Independent work 142h
Total 160h (ECTS)

 

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

All materials on the MyCourses workspace.61A00200 Business Communication or equivalent course.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

61C00100 Managerial Communication (old degree requirements 2005)

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=61C01000

CEFR level (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Starting level: CI

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

61A00200 Business Communication or equivalent course.61C00100 Managerial Communication (old degree requirements 2005)

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 (fail) - 5 (excellent)

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

via WebOodi.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Prerequisite: 61A00200 Business Communication Skills (3 cr) or 61A00100 Business Communication (6 cr) must have been completed before taking this course. Mandatory attendance. Mandatory pre-work: must be completed before the first class. Max 30 students/group.

This EBC elective is only for School of Business BSc students.

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