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, students should:

  • understand the core elements of strategic management
  • understand how people management can contribute to value creation in large, complex organizations
  • understand the linkages between dynamic, environmental factors and effective people management practices in a global as well as local contexts
  • know and be able to apply relevant theories and frameworks within international people management
  • understand key ethical issues in people management in a global context
  • have the aptitude and skills to design effective, ethical and sustainable people management processes in international organizatons

Credits: 6

Schedule: 24.10.2022 - 30.11.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sari Yli-Kauhaluoma

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

University Lecturer

Sari Yli-Kauhaluoma

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 key question addressed in this course is how to design and implement people management practices that support the strategy of the organization. The course covers the core elements of strategic management and how people management can contribute to value creation in different kinds of organizations, with a particular focus on people management in multinational organizations operating across different cultural and institutional environments.

  • applies in this implementation

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    100% Assignments and in-class contributions

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching
    Independent work


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    10 Reduced Inequality


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV
    2023-2024 Spring IV

    Enrollment :

    Students are admitted to the course in the following priority order: 1) People Management and Organizational Development / Global Management / CEMS students / Open University students, 2) BIZ exchange students, 3) Other School of Business students, 4) Other Aalto students.

  • applies in this implementation

    Please, see the syllabus on MyCourse page