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.


After successful completion of the course the student

• knows the contemporary theories of leadership and their relevance in a rapidly changing organizational environment
• is able to critically evaluate complex ideas, concepts and issues relating to leadership
• can apply theoretically-informed knowledge on evaluating and analyzing the practice of leadership
• can apply diverse skills and approaches associated with leadership in different organizational, social and cultural situations and contexts
• has enhanced her/his interpersonal, interactional and communication skills in leadership situations.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 27.02.2023 - 05.04.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Paula Koskinen Sandberg, Leni Grünbaum

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:

    Definitions of leadership, Contemporary theories of leadership; Leadership capabilities; Actionable leadership skills; Team leadership, Interaction and communication, Leadership behaviors; Effective leadership practices

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Learning assignments

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching

    Learning assigments


Substitutes for Courses


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) Management major students (B.Sc. programme) / JOO students / Open university students, 2) other students.