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KATJOS11 Current Trends in Leadership 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Business Studies
Management and Organization
Faculty of Management

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student

- understands how leadership thinking and practices are embedded in broader societal and economic changes

- is capable to analyze and critically evaluate various theoretical perspectives to leadership

- understands and is able to apply cutting edge leadership research findings

- adopts and comprehends the need for new leadership thinking

General description

Contents of the course

The following topics will be discussed during the course:

- Changes of organizing work

- Distinction between the terms leader and leadership

- History of leadership research

- Forms of collective leadership

- Embodiment in leadership

- Sociomateriality in leadership

- Leadership-as-Practice


Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Arja Ropo, Teacher responsible
Perttu Salovaara, Teacher responsible
Riikka Tapaninaho, Support person


27-Oct-2017 – 1-Dec-2017
Lectures 18 hours
Fri 27-Oct-2017 at 10-13, Pinni B 4113
Fri 3-Nov-2017 at 10-12, Main Building E222
Fri 10-Nov-2017 at 10-13, Pinni B 41131
Fri 17-Nov-2017 at 10-13, Main Building E222
Fri 24-Nov-2017 at 10-13, Pinni B 41131
Fri 1-Dec-2017 at 10-13, Pinni B41131


Numeric 1-5.

Evaluation criteria

Learning methods and requirements of completion of the course

- Advance reading of articles for each session

- Active participation in class activities

- Writing a learning diary in a scholarly essay form

Study materials

Scientific articles specified by the teachers.

Further information

This course is for Master students in Leadership for Change. The course is also held in I period for Master students in Management and Organizations (in Finnish).

A very limited number of Master level exchange students with suitable business management studies backround may be accepted to the course.