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.


1) Discover and strengthen personal communication style for professional life 2) Develop personal practices and use pragmatic approaches for making an impact 3) Understand and apply various negotiation techniques 4) Plan how to develop oneself further.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 23.04.2024 - 28.05.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sonja Hilavuo

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:

    Introduce and apply fundamental communication skills in challenging simulations. Provide structures for planning and executing effective communication and negotiation. Practical exercises to develop personal skills, and a safe space to practice with constructive feedback.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Attendance of the sessions, completion of assignments and practical exercises.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Face-to-face classroom teaching


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: V

    Registration: The intake is limited to 40 students. This course is primarily directed to late Bachelor’s students, or Master’s and PhD students in Aalto. Participants ideally come from various study backgrounds, as this is an interdicplinary approach. In student selection, the diversity of the student group is taken into consideration. Due to its nature, the course requires a minimum of 10 students enrolled and participating, for it to be arranged.