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.


  • The knowledge of different qualitative methodologies, and methods of data collection and analysis.
  • The ability to design qualitative research.
  • The competence to collect qualitative data ‘in the field'.
  • The aptitude to analyze qualitative data.
  • The capacity to critically reflect on research process and the ethical issues involved.
  • The proficiency to discuss and write about qualitative research in a clear and concise manner.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 25.10.2022 - 10.11.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Saija Katila

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:

    The course discusses the nature of qualitative research and how to formulate qualitative research questions. It then moves to discuss core qualitative research approaches as well as methods of data collection analysis. The course further discusses the ethical concerns embedded in different phases of the research process.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:


  • valid for whole curriculum period:




    4/6 lectures mandatory presence

    First lecture is organised together with the course MNGT-E1003 Quantitative Methods.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    Students are admitted to the course in the following priority order: 1) People Management and Organizational Development / Creative Sustainability / Global Management / Management and International Business students, 2) other students.

    This course is open only for the Master's students of Department of Management studies.