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JKKYJOTE1 Introduction to leadership and management 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Common Core Studies / JKK
Faculty of Management

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.

General description

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

Enrolment for University Studies

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Jussi Kivistö, Teacher responsible


21-Sep-2017 – 21-Nov-2017
Lectures 12 hours
Ritva Höykinpuro
Thu 21-Sep-2017 at 10.00-13.00, Pinni A1081, Leadership and Management in Business studies
Jussi Kivistö
Thu 21-Sep-2017 at 13.00-14.00, Pinni A1081, Introduction to the course
Elias Pekkola
Wed 25-Oct-2017 at 9.00-12.00, Pinni A3111, Leadership and Management in Administrative studies
Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Jussi Kivistö
Mon 6-Nov-2017 at 9.00-12.00, Pinni B 4113, (1) Bad management: some concrete examples and insights (Anna-Kaisa Ikonen); (2) Summarising the insights of the lectures (Jussi Kivistö)
Professori ilkka Ruostetsaari
Wed 15-Nov-2017 at 9.15-12.00, Main building ls D11
Independent work 111 hours
Exercises 10 hours
Aira Ranta
Tue 7-Nov-2017 at 9.00-13.00, A2a, Debate coaching
Aira Ranta & Jussi Kivistö
Tue 21-Nov-2017 at 9.00-15.00, ls. C08, Debate sessions (Note the date, previously this was marked erroneously 21.9.!)


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Study materials

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

Further information

Course is organised for 15-50 students. In the case that less than 15 students will enroll to the course, it will be cancelled in Fall semester 2017.