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 course (with a varying topic) will develop the student's global mindset, critical thinking and leadership skills.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 15.09.2021 - 20.10.2021

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:

    This course focuses on a topical issue in global management. The course s topic will depend on the current global business environment and on the specialty of the corresponding teacher, but the content will always support the overall learning objectives of Global Management (incl. CEMS MIM). The course format will be based on the principle of combining theory with a strong practical emphasis.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    TBC, see course syllabus for specific year.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Articles to be specified by the instructor.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    In fall semesters 2021 and 2022 the specific topic of the course will be Consulting practice. The course utilizes readings and interactive sessions, and provides an opportunity for students to learn about consultancy work directly from the CEMS consultancy partners. This course is open to CEMS students exclusively. 100% attendance in lectures is required.

    For more information please read the course syllabus.

    The course is offered as a 3 ECTS lectured course. Students can optionally complete a 6 ECTS version of the course by submitting an additional independent written assignment. For more information please read the course syllabus.


    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.