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 course is targeted towards students that aim to get skilled:

  • Consultants helping companies develop effective organizational designs.
  • Future entrepreneurs looking to leverage organizational design to create strategic advantage for their companies.
  • Leaders inventing new ways of organizing work to achieve their visions in any kind of organization.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 27.02.2024 - 16.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Taija Turunen

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 gaining competence to evaluate and approach organizational design from variety of perspectives. Special emphasis will be placed on early examples of innovative organizational forms that haven't yet been proven but that may, in the future, provide significant competitive advantages.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Individual assignments, final exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, workshops, individual assignments. 


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Articles, book chapters, cases and other material indicated in the syllabus.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    1 No Poverty

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    10 Reduced Inequality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    Students will be admitted to the course in the following priority order: 1) Management major students (B.Sc. programme) / Open university students / JOO students, 2) BIZ exchange students, 3) other students.