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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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HALL4220 Module 2 Organisation, Governance and Management of Higher Education 15 ECTS
Organised by
Administrative Science
Person in charge
Course is available for:
  • Major subject students

General description

The course is offered at the University of Tampere. The course consists of two units: Unit 1: Higher Education Governance and Policy and Unit 2: Higher Education Management

Learning outcomes

Unit 1: aims at providing students with an understanding of system-level governance of higher education and the relationship between governance models and change within higher education institutions. It will put special emphasis on providing an understanding of the consequences of attempts by governmental agencies and institutional leaders, to promote or enable change. As an important element in this, students will also learn what role quality plays in the current governance shifts that take place with respect to higher education.
Unit 2: aims at providing the students with a theoretical foundation and practical insights in higher education management and leadership models.


Unit 1: includes Competing models of governance, governance components, such as policy and management, examination of processes of change in higher education institutions, with an emphasis on changes in intra-institutional governance structures Discussion of national policies on higher education quality issues and their effects at the institutional level. There will be opportunities for the students to present and reflect on their own experiences in the areas covered by Unit 1.
Unit 2: focuses on higher education management and leadership models in relation to the following areas: Institutional planning, budgeting and financial management, evaluation and quality management, legal issues with respect to higher education administration, the application of higher education research to the practical problems of higher education administration. Topics to be included are amongst others: the relationship between state, market and the academic profession, intellectual property rights, the evaluation of educational programmes, research and institutions, models of public financing and institutional allocation, disciplinary and administrative cultures and leadership. Unit 2 will be organized around a case-exercise

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 40 h 0 h
Seminar 8 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Two essays. The student is required to write one paper for each unit based on the literature and the lectures/seminars/exercise. Each paper ought not to exceed more than 7 pages in length.


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year spring

Study materials

All students have to study a compendium consisting of the core literature for the two units (about 900 pages in total).

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Management