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Arkistoitu opetussuunnitelma 2017–2019
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JKKYJOTE1 Introduction to leadership and management 5 op
Organised by
Common Core Studies / JKK
Person in charge
Jussi Kivistö (jussi.kivisto(a)uta.fi)

Learning outcomes

Students understand the interdisciplinary nature of management by familiarizing themselves with perspectives offered by Business Studies, Administrative Studies and Politics and learn about the basics of management as a concept and professional practice. In particular, students will be able to analyse the effectiveness/ineffectiveness of some managerial practices and what are the central roles and responsibilities related to management particularly in private, public and non-profit organisations. Students are also familiarized what are the most crucial current challenges and future perspectives facing the management and concrete managerial working duties. In particular, the course will aim to equip students with argumentation and debating skills in the context of decision-making and managerial work.


Management theories, differences and similarities of disciplinary approaches related to management, future directions of management, argumentation skills in managerial work.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 12 h 0 h
Independent work 111 h 0 h
Exercises 10 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

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

Mandatory participation to classes, and debating and argumentation exercises. Completing the course includes writing a course paper and reflection paper either in English of Finnish.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Course literature and other materials will be announced in the first class.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.