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.


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

Credits: 6

Schedule: 11.01.2022 - 15.02.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Michael Baker

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Assignments 90%
    Class contribution 10%

  • applies in this implementation

    The course has a PRE-WORK (PW), 4 assignments and other required ungraded work.


     Readings and 2 pre-assignments. Individual.



     Bad-news message. Group



     Managerial proposal. Group.



     Transformational speech. Individual.



     Project presentation and executive summary. Group.



     Feedback on A3 and A4 presentations. Individual.


    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

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching: 18h (mandatory attendance)
    Independent work: 142h (including mandatory pre-work)
    Total 160h (ECTS)


  • applies in this implementation


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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.

    Open to all Aalto students. However, preference given to School of Business BSc students.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III, Spring IV, Spring V

    2021-2022 Spring III, Spring IV, Spring V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.