Credits: 6

Schedule: 11.09.2019 - 18.10.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Pekka Pälli

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Teacher: Senior University Lecturer, Ph.D. Pekka Pälli,
Availability: After the lectures or by appointment, email

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period I, (2018-2019), Töölö campus
Period I, (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After completing the course, students:
• understand the role of communication in organizational processes
• know the general principles and practices of effective organizational communication
• understand the role of communication in leading and managing people at work
• are able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in planning, implementation and analyzing of organizational communication
• are able to reflect on their own performance in organizational and leadership communication situations

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Introducing the basic concepts, terminology, and models of organizational communication in different contexts, the course focuses on the communication function and behavior in organizations and explores their relationship to other management functions. The course draws on the socio-constructionist theories of organizational communication. The course is designed to help students develop their management and leadership capabilities by improving their interpersonal and communication skills. Topics covered include manager-employee communication, interactional skills in communication, productive organizational dialogue, and team leadership.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

100% learning assignments

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

Please view the assessment instructions and grading rubrics in the Assignments section in the course page.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 24h
Assignments 136h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Articles indicated in the syllabus.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

See section materials in the course home page.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces course 75E18000 Organizational Communicaton and Leadership

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

via WebOodi

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. Students must confirm their registration by participating in the first class session.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

Please see the course home page for details.


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