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: 20.09.2021 - 28.09.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

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

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Workshops: 22 h

    Preparation and outside classroom work: 68 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Set of materials provided by the lecturer

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course is open to CEMS students exclusively. Global Management students have first priority. 100% attendance in lectures is required.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    Course Homepage:

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