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:

  • know and be able to apply relevant theories, frameworks and practical tools within people management
  • understand key ethical issues in people management
  • have the aptitude and skills to design effective, ethical and sustainable people management processes – basic understanding of human centric design thinking
  • understand the immediate and secondary organizational and societal consequences of our people management related decisions and actions



Credits: 6

Schedule: 09.01.2023 - 14.02.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Hertta Vuorenmaa

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 people management practices and tools that aim at adding value for both individuals and organizations, creating a more sustainable working life and supporting the strategy of the given organization. The course exposes the participants to the contemporary practices and tools in people management building on the background they have gained from the pre-requisite courses. It combines theoretical understanding of people management practices with hands on learning.  The course adopts a human centric approach and combines design thinking with human in the center, applying design thinking to building better people management practices and tools. The course offers a deep dive into the central practices whilst all the time connecting them with the strategic goals of the given organization.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Active participation during contact teaching, assignments and group work

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching, independent work and group work

    This course requires attendance and active participation to the lectures.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    10 Reduced Inequality


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

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