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 successful completion of the course the student

  • understands leadership as a phenomenon at the level of self, the level of teams, and the level of organization,
  • knows the prevalent leadership models and approaches and their theoretical underpinnings,
  • knows how to apply leadership models to contemporary working environment,
  • has acquired knowledge and skills to analyze leadership behaviors and functions in organizational contexts,
  • is able to reflect on their own performance in leadership situations,
  • has increased self-awareness and self-management capability,
  • has enhanced skills in effective leadership communication,
  • understands the principles of diversity and inclusion in managing and leading people at work,
  • understands the importance of ethical and transparent leadership practices in sustainable business.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 05.09.2022 - 12.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pekka Pälli

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 and conceptual background to leadership; Major leadership theories and their applications in practicing leadership in contemporary organizations; Relational, transformational, and distributed aspects of leadership; Technological environment in leadership work; Team behavior, Building and leading effective teams; Organizational capabilities, Organizational structure and design, Strategic leadership

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    100% Learning assignments

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching



Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    Students are admitted to the course in the following priority order: 1) People Management and Organizational Development / Management and International Business students, 2) Strategic Management in a Changing World students, 3) BIZ exchange students, 4) other students.