Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


This introductory course in the Global Management (incl. CEMS MIM) programme aims to provide a foundation for the students to analyze, identify and develop their leaderships approach and to plan and take ownership of their personal development. After the course, the student will  be able to embrace the concepts of reflexivity and leadership-as-practice, and set goals for their personal development.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 14.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Rita Järventie-Thesleff

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Rita Järventie-Thesleff

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

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    In this course, students will be invited to challenge some of the taken-for-granted assumptions of leadership by getting familiar with alternative approaches like shared and dialogical leadership. The course also aims to sensitize the students to personal development as a lifelong process and self-development issues.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Assessment is based on: pre-assignment, active participation during workshops, reflection on learning.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Workshops: 22 h

    Preparation and outside classroom work: 68 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Set of materials provided by the lecturer

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Must be enrolled in the Global Managent/CEMS or CEMS MIM programme.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth