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.


Upon completion of the course, student is able to (i) foster collaboration in global leadership, (ii) understand the challenges of leading multicultural and diverse teams and, (iii) lead with agility in a global setting. In terms of skill development, students will practice receiving and giving feedback, reflexive writing, critical thinking and team work.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 28.02.2022 - 06.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Rebecca Piekkari

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:

    The course examines issues and challenges related to people management in multinational organizations. People are considered as one of the most, if not the most important resource for global competitiveness of firms. Yet, the challenge of effective people management remains considerable in multinational organizations operating across very different geographical, cultural and institutional environments. During the course, students will explore processes of global people management practices in theory and in real-life situations. 

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assignments 100%

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    6 credits, 160 hours

    Contact hours: 30 h

    Independent work: 130 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Set of cases/readings provided by the lecturer.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course fulfills the 'Global Leadership' course requirement in the CEMS MIM curriculum.

    Open to CEMS students exclusively. Active attendance in lectures is required.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring IV

    2021-2022 Spring IV

    Course Homepage:

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