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KATJOS11 Current Trends in Leadership 5 op
Organised by
Degree Programme in Business Studies
Management and Organization
Preceding studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student understands how leadership thinking and practices are embedded in the broader economic, social and political contexts and their changes. The student is able to critically analyse various approaches to leadership at the individual, organizational, national, regional and global levels. S/he understands and is able to apply the most recent research on leadership. During the course, the student develops an understanding of the importance of new conceptualizations of leadership.


Themes discussed during the course include the following: distinction between an individual leader-centricity and the broader phenomenon of leadership; history of leadership thinking and research; changes in ways of working and organizing work; pluralistic approaches to leadership; materiality and embodiment in leadership; forms of democratic leadership, conceptualizations of leadership in international relations and world politics.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 18 h 0 h

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish

Oppimispäiväkirja ja essee


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

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