Courses offered in English at Faculty of Management (Master's level)

Periods

Period I (27-Aug-2018 – 21-Oct-2018)
Period II (22-Oct-2018 – 14-Dec-2018)
Period III (7-Jan-2019 – 3-Mar-2019)
Period IV (4-Mar-2019 – 26-May-2019)

Faculty of Management comprises of three degree programmes (Administrative Studies, Business Studies, Politics) and seven specialised Master's degree programmes. Below are courses offered in English by the Faculty of Management during the academic year 2018–2019.

Please note that admission to courses may be restricted to students of respective degree programmes. For further information on enrolment, course contents, requirements etc., please contact the teacher in charge.

Course units and modules in the curricula of the degree programmes that are not offered (as taught courses) in English this academic year may be completed by independent study (book exams, essay papers etc.): please see the 'Examinations' section of the teaching schedule. For further information on this option, please contact the teacher in charge of each course unit/module.

Advanced Studies in Politics

This course will address key issues in contemporary Korean politics, ranging from ongoing democratic reforms in South Korea to North Korean nuclear crisis. It delivers a series of lectures of (1) political history, (2) constitutional reform debates, (3) socio-economic reforms for a more fair and inclusive society, (4) democratic innovations and new forms of citizen participation, (5) resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis and new approaches towards peace & co-existence, and (6) promoting human rights and democratic citizenship in the region.

Enrolment for University Studies

Application period: 15 March - 15 May

Teaching
6-Aug-2018 – 17-Aug-2018
Periods:
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

In questions concerning course content, please contact Hyeon Su Seo: hyeon.su.seo(a)uta.fi

Min-max number of students: 10-30


Period (27-Aug-2018 - 21-Oct-2018)
Advanced Studies in Administrative Studies [Period I]

The aim of the course is to acquaint student with selected concepts of policy analysis trough a practical case study in one policy sector and cross sectorial coordination related to selected case.  The student should familiarize oneself with substance of professional work and practices, as well as, special features of organization and management within in one policy sector. After the course student has gained expertise in one policy sector and one branch of policy analysis. In addition, student is able to identify the concepts used in the case study as part of policy analysis literature as well as recognize the problems related to sectorial approach.  With the help of recent literature on selected concepts and substance area students are able to map the backgrounds and explain the approaches in resent policy initiatives.

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Teaching
28-Sep-2018 – 2-Nov-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Leadership for sustainable change is an online course on sustainability and change leadership. It is aimed at master’s level students, but is also open for students at all levels and fields. The course is taught in collaboration with University of Helsinki and Tampere University.

Students study the online learning material, including text, video and assignments, at the MOOC platform. In an online study group, the student takes part in a project work, in which a sustainability change project plan is designed.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment to the course opens 4 September and takes place at http://mooc.helsinki.fi/ > Leadership for Sustainable Change

Teaching
4-Sep-2018 – 19-Oct-2018
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course material as well as more info on the course backgrounds can be found at www.leadforsust.fi.  

Advanced Studies in Business Studies [Period I]
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1-Oct-2018 – 12-Nov-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
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12-Sep-2018 – 12-Sep-2018
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English

ONLINE COURSE

Contents
- The past, the present and future of behavioral research in management accounting;
- The methodologies and methods used in research;
- Different behavioral themes, e.g. motivation, participation, organizational climate, emotional
intelligence.

Enrolment for University Studies

13.8. - 3.9.2018

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Teaching
10-Sep-2018 – 14-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The teacher will give you the Moodle key after you have been accepted to the course.

Modes of study
- Exercises (essays and cases) online in English. Do exercises in a given order 1-8 and return
them one by one by using tools in Learning 2 (Moodle). The teacher will send comments and
evaluation by Moodle.
- A written exam at the end of the course in English. You can take an electronic exam in
December/January after getting through all the eight exercises.

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13-Sep-2018 – 11-Oct-2018
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English

-Optimisation of the firm: cost minimisation and profit maximisation
-Optimisation of the consumer: cost minimisation and utility maximisation
-Roles of firms and consumers in the market
-General equilibrium

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4-Sep-2018 – 2-Oct-2018
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
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The study module consists of two courses 5 ECTS per course. Courses are lectured in teaching periods 1 and 2 (autumn semester 2018). The first part is compulsory for all. Students majoring in economics must take both of the courses.

The first course exam: Thu Oct 4 at 9 - 12 in Pinni r. A3103
First retake: Tue Nov 13 at 4 - 8 p.m. in main building D10a+b Sign up at NettiOpsu
Second retake: Mon Dec 17 at 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. in main building D10a+b Sign up at NettiOpsu

(Some places for master level exchange students majoring in economics. A lot of previous studies in microeconomics, macroeconomics and mathematical economics is required.)

Advanced Studies in Politics [Period I]

Why do some issues receive political attention and some do not? Replying to this question is the purpose of agenda-setting. This is central not only to understand policy making but also political struggles. Studies progress building on early discussions of the power of keeping items on the agenda, path dependency and bounded rationality. Recent studies explore how the agenda changes after long periods of stability.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the agenda-setting classic and recent literature. Students will use the knowledge gained in the class to analyze policies that interest them through a final essay. The course makes use of demonstrations and data from the Comparative Agendas Project including 18 European and 2 North American countries, Australia and the European Union.

Enrolment for University Studies

Email registration to the teacher is essential by 28/08/2018

Teaching
5-Sep-2018 – 10-Oct-2018
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Compulsory preceding studies: POLPOP02 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalent studies at sending institution (exchange students).

5 ECTS for Bachelor's level completion (POLVOA31 & POLVOA32)
10 ECTS for Master's level completion (POLVOS26 & POLVOS27)

Further information from the teacher at the beginning of the course.

The current situation in the world politics and economy is very unstable, where the superpowers are engaged in various conflicts and rivalry. This development is apparent in trade wars with tariffs, creation of trade blocks, rivalry over global currency, creation of new development banks, new arms race, new military alliances and direct engagements to wars. At the same time, the acknowledged global challenges of climate change, poverty, population growth, etc., are pushed aside in the current power struggle, and are accumulating and threatening the lives of ours and the future generations’.

The course handles these current and future challenges of world politics and economy. The future aspect demands taking a holistic look at the development of past and present trends, to extrapolate their future. This happens through a systems approach, where the development of world politics and economy and their challenges are analysed through structures and functions of world system, its norms, values and legitimacy. The future challenges and structural and functional possibilities are last discussed relating them to the functional needs of the world system.  

Learning outcomes: The course will enhance student’s knowledge on the current and future challenges of world politics and economy. It empowers students in holistic analysis of the current and future challenges of world politics and economy. The methodical skills of future research of students will develop in the essay task. 

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Teaching
10-Sep-2018 – 15-Oct-2018
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Compulsory preceding studies: POLPOP02 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalent studies at sending institution (exchange students).

5 ECTS for Bachelor's level completion (POLVOA31)
10 ECTS for Master's level completion (POLVOS21)

Further information from the teacher at the beginning of the course.

Joint/Thematic Studies [Period I]

This course is an advanced introductory course to the themes and concepts of the Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change. Leadership and change dynamics are examined in relation to topical events and processes. The course uses a multidisciplinary approach and interactive learning methods in close cooperation with businesses and public sector organisations. The course is taught by academic experts and visiting practitioners.

 

The course has two parts: The “Key Concept Lectures” equip students with conceptual tools for analyzing organizational and societal change. At the “LFC Lectures” visiting practitioners discuss change dynamics from the perspective of their organizations. Students take an active role in organizing the LFC Lectures.

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Teaching
6-Sep-2018 – 24-May-2019
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

2.-4. period

The course continues in the form of LFC Lectures during the 2nd–4th period. More exact schedule will be announced later.

Period (22-Oct-2018 - 14-Dec-2018)
Advanced Studies in Administrative Studies [Period II]

The aim of the course is to acquaint student with selected concepts of policy analysis trough a practical case study in one policy sector and cross sectorial coordination related to selected case.  The student should familiarize oneself with substance of professional work and practices, as well as, special features of organization and management within in one policy sector. After the course student has gained expertise in one policy sector and one branch of policy analysis. In addition, student is able to identify the concepts used in the case study as part of policy analysis literature as well as recognize the problems related to sectorial approach.  With the help of recent literature on selected concepts and substance area students are able to map the backgrounds and explain the approaches in resent policy initiatives.

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Teaching
28-Sep-2018 – 2-Nov-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

The course consists of  an overview to approaches to KM and its benefits in public organisation, and case examples on research projects provided by visiting faculty, senior project researchers and PhD students working in the field of administrative sciences and management studies. Researchers will highlight the practical decisions, solutions and challenges related to different stages of their research and their research project potential to KM in public organisations. The students will write a paper in which they will reflect the lectures and the literature provided by the lecturers.

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Teaching
24-Oct-2018 – 28-Nov-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
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The course includes a written asignment

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13-Nov-2018 – 11-Dec-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English

Aim: developing a tabletop game of biodiversity offsetting in collaboration with the Offsetting Game research project. Course consists of lectures on biodiversity offsetting, gamification and game design, of game testing sessions and a final Game Jam where small groups develop their own offsetting game designs

In the Degree programme in Information studies and Interactive media (ITI) and in the Master's Degree Programme in Internet and Game Studies (IGS) this course can cover following courses:

ITIA11 Aineopintojen muu valinnainen opintojakso ITIS45 Current Approaches in Games and Internet Research
Please contact Olli Sotamaa (@ staff.uta.fi) for inquiries regarding the above degree programs!

Enrolment for University Studies

Max. 30 students

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Teaching
24-Oct-2018 – 12-Dec-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Advanced Studies in Business Studies [Period II]
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Teaching
22-Oct-2018 – 12-Nov-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
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This course is primarily for:

- Master students in Management and Organization studies

- Master level exchange students of Faculty of Management (business studies)

- Third year bachelor level exchange students of Faculty of Management (business sudies) who have completed KATMAA13 Service Marketing course in period I can also enroll. Completing KATMAA13 is a prerequirement for exchange students if you have not completed an equivalent course at your home university.

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Teaching
1-Oct-2018 – 12-Nov-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
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Teaching
22-Oct-2018 – 10-Dec-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

few places for master level business exchange students

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

 

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Teaching
22-Oct-2018 – 10-Dec-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Teaching schedule will be announced later.

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.

ONLINE COURSE

Contents
- The past, the present and future of behavioral research in management accounting;
- The methodologies and methods used in research;
- Different behavioral themes, e.g. motivation, participation, organizational climate, emotional
intelligence.

Enrolment for University Studies

13.8. - 3.9.2018

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
10-Sep-2018 – 14-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The teacher will give you the Moodle key after you have been accepted to the course.

Modes of study
- Exercises (essays and cases) online in English. Do exercises in a given order 1-8 and return
them one by one by using tools in Learning 2 (Moodle). The teacher will send comments and
evaluation by Moodle.
- A written exam at the end of the course in English. You can take an electronic exam in
December/January after getting through all the eight exercises.

-Uncertainty, risk and reward
-Welfare theory: efficiency and justice
-Strategic behaviour and game theory
-Imperfect information

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Teaching
23-Oct-2018 – 28-Nov-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
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The study module consists of two courses 5 ECTS per course. Courses are lectured in teaching periods 1 and 2 (autumn semester 2018). The first part is compulsory for all. Students majoring in economics must take both of the courses.

(Some places for master level exchange students majoring in economics. A lot of previous studies in microeconomics, macroeconomics and mathematical economics is required.)

The first course exam: Thu 29.11. at 10 - 12 in päätalo D13. No need to sign up.
The second course exam: Tue 4.12. at 10 - 12 in Pinni B4115. No need to sign up.

Advanced Studies in Politics [Period II]

Across the Western world, representative democracy is party-based. Parties provide the essential link between the people and politicians and between parliament and government. At the same time, public confidence in parties as institutions is low to very low and anti-party sentiment has spawned protest parties of both right and left. Accordingly, this course adopts a thematic approach to the political science debate about political parties. Is the party over for political parties? The approach is theory-driven and the illustrative material will draw on a range of European systems.

Indicative Content

1. Classifying Political Parties

Can we speak of party types and, if so, on what basis – their origins, ideology, cross-national links? How can we understand the diversity of new parties, the likes of ethnic parties, anti-immigrant parties and regionalist parties?

2. Assessing Party Change

How and why do parties adapt and change? Can we enumerate a range of party change strategies? Have the historic class/denominational parties succeeded in becoming catchall parties?

3. Assessing Party Decline

Is there a sustainable case for party decline? Do parties really represent the people? Memberless parties; ‘registered supporters’; state subsidies; ‘cartellisation; the normative challenges to party democracy: personalisation, mediatisation, digitalisation.

4. Classifying party systems

What is a party system? Electoral and legislative party systems. Party system change. How great are the differences between modern party systems? Are they all moderate multi-party systems à la Sartori?

Lecture topics

23 October:  Parties: The Debate in Headlines

25 October Party Decline or Party Adaptation?

November 1 Protest Parties, ‘Anti’-Parties and APES

November 6:  How can we classify political parties?

November 8: From Party Politics to Personalized Politics?

November 13: Party Systems and Pariahs

November 15: There are fewer of them, but do parties need members?

November 20: Revisiting the debate about the ‘crisis of party’

Enrolment for University Studies

Email registration essential by 11 October.

Teaching
23-Oct-2018 – 22-Nov-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Compulsory preceding studies: POLPOP02 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalent studies at sending institution (exchange students).

Students will write an essay (maximum 8 pages of A4) in English or Finnish analysing the pros and cons of the ‘party decline’ thesis in a country of their choice.

5 ECTS for Bachelor's level completion (POLVOA41)
10 ECTS for Master's level completion (POLVOS28)

Further information from the teacher at the beginning of the course.

Joint/Thematic Studies [Period II]

This course is an advanced introductory course to the themes and concepts of the Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change. Leadership and change dynamics are examined in relation to topical events and processes. The course uses a multidisciplinary approach and interactive learning methods in close cooperation with businesses and public sector organisations. The course is taught by academic experts and visiting practitioners.

 

The course has two parts: The “Key Concept Lectures” equip students with conceptual tools for analyzing organizational and societal change. At the “LFC Lectures” visiting practitioners discuss change dynamics from the perspective of their organizations. Students take an active role in organizing the LFC Lectures.

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Teaching
6-Sep-2018 – 24-May-2019
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
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2.-4. period

The course continues in the form of LFC Lectures during the 2nd–4th period. More exact schedule will be announced later.

Period (7-Jan-2019 - 3-Mar-2019)
Advanced Studies in Administrative Studies [Period III]
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17-Jan-2019 – 9-May-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

The course consists of lectures, two problem-based learning (PBL) tutorials with a brief research paper to be written and delivered among participants, as well as writing of a team essay and a presentation in a closing seminar.

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11-Jan-2019 – 1-Mar-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
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16-Jan-2019 – 27-Feb-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
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HUOM hallintotieteen ja julkisen talousjohtamisen tutkinto-opiskelijat:

Opintojakso HALHAS21 Governing hybrid organizations voi sijoittua tutkinnossa joko valinnaisiin opintoihin tai vaihtoehtoisesti osaksi julkisen talousjohtamisen tai hallintotieteen maisteriopintoja seuraavasti: HALHAS21 kurssin (5 op) suorittamalla voi korvata julkisen talousjohtamisen opintosuunnassa kurssin HALJTS04 Julkinen talousjohtaminen ja muuttuvat hallintorakenteet (5 op) ja hallintotieteessä HALHAS19 Johtamisen ja julkisen politiikan tutkimus ja ajankohtaiset kysymykset (10 op) puolet suoritusvaihtoehdosta 1 (Strategia ja muutoksen johtaminen). Toinen 5 op suoritetaan tenttimällä vastuuopettajan kanssa sovittava kirjallisuus. 

Jakso ei ole pakollinen hallintotieteiden maisterin tutkintoa suorittaville! Jaksolla voi korvata hallintotieteen ja julkisen talousjohtamisen jaksoja edellä mainitulla tavalla tai sen voi suorittaa vaihtoehtoisena jaksona osaksi tutkinnon valinnaisia opintoja.

Advanced Studies in Business Studies [Period III]
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24-Jan-2019 – 28-Mar-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
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The course is primarily a web-based course. An introductory (compulsory) lecture will be held in the beginning.

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14-Jan-2019 – 11-Feb-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
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Lectures:

Mon 14-Jan-2019 - 11-Feb-2019 weekly at 12-15

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17-Jan-2019 – 14-Feb-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
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Lectures 28 hours

  • Thu 17-Jan-2019 at 8-12,Main building D14
  • Fri 18-Jan-2019 - 8-Feb-2019 weekly at 9-12,Main building A2a
  • Thu 24-Jan-2019 - 14-Feb weekly at 9-12, Main building D14

- How and why legal environment affects business
- Law principles of contracting and business negotiations in international context
- Corporate governance in limited liability companies
- Legal framework of tax planning and tax-related risks in cross-border business

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10-Jan-2019 – 31-Jan-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
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Open for master level exchange students.
New spring semester exchange students may enrol also by e-mail to Janne.Ruohonen@staff.uta.fi until 8th of January 2019.

Advanced Studies in Politics [Period III]
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14-Jan-2019 – 25-Feb-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
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Compulsory preceding studies: POLPOP01 Introduction to International Relations, or equivalent studies at sending institution (exchange students).

Upon completing the course, the students have an advanced understanding of some of the wicked or difficult-to-solve policy problems in contemporary Europe and of the means by which to address them on the EU and national levels. In particular, the students will be able to analyse cases where these two levels are interconnected. Problem-based learning will illustrate the difficulties and prospects of problem resolution with examples on problems like borders policy, Brexit and consumer involvement.

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10-Jan-2019 – 21-Feb-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
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Compulsory preceding studies: POLPOP01 Introduction to International Relations, or equivalent studies at sending institution (exchange students).

The concept of politicization features prominently in the discussions on the future of democracy in Europe and the developments of European Integration. Prominent examples of politicization include Brexit, the euro crisis, the rise of variety of populist parties and questions concerning immigration and asylum policies.

The course will analyze the phenomenon of politicization from a variety of viewpoints. What does politicization actually mean and how should we define it? How broad a phenomenon is politicization? Is politicization a new or an old phenomenon? What causes politicization and what are its’ potential consequences? Is politicization a positive or negative development from the point of view of democracy or European integration?

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment happens through contacting the teacher responsible via email from December 1st 2018 to January 7th 2019. Students majoring in political science will have priority access to the course, but students from other subjects or faculties can enroll in the course if places are still available.

Teaching
14-Jan-2019 – 11-Feb-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Compulsory preceding studies: POLPOP02 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalent studies at sending institution (exchange students).

To pass the course the students are required to participate actively in the classroom, to participate in the group work and present it and to write a short lecture diary and essay. Each lecture will discuss one central theme. The seminar will consist of presenting the results of the group work and discussing their results. The aim is to debate the ethical and political aspects of politicization.

5 ECTS for Bachelor's level completion (POLVOA21 & POLVOA22)
10 ECTS for Master's level completion (POLVOS22)

Further information from the teacher at the beginning of the course.

Popular music has played a significant role in western societies since the 1950’s. One of the main features of popular music is that it normally identifies to a certain performer or musician. Because of this identifying process, musicians themselves have become very well-known public figures. During the years, many musicians have used this publicity in order to influence to political processes and to support different political movements.

In this course, we are looking at the ways in which popular music and musicians affect politics. We are focusing on both historical and present context as we try to understand what is the role and meaning of popular music (and popular culture in more general terms) in the modern societies.

After the course, students will have a broad understanding of the different ways how alternative political action works. After the course students also have a comprehensive understanding of different political uses of popular music.

Enrolment for University Studies

The lectures are open to anyone without registration but registration for the seminar part is mandatory and should be done via email to Aki Luoto (aki.luoto@uta.fi) by 2nd of January. In the seminar part there is room for only 24 students, and by completing the seminar part students don't have to write a learning diary. Seminar part includes deeper examining of different ways for popular music and musicians to be political. This is done weekly basis with "hands-on" methods of listening songs, studying historical events and discussing about political aspects of popular music.

Teaching
7-Jan-2019 – 21-Feb-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Compulsory preceding studies: POLPOP02 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalent studies at sending institution (exchange students).

5 ECTS for Bachelor's level completion (POLVOA42 & POLVOA52)
10 ECTS for Master's level completion (POLVOS23)

Further information from the teacher at the beginning of the course.

Joint/Thematic Studies [Period III]

This course is an advanced introductory course to the themes and concepts of the Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change. Leadership and change dynamics are examined in relation to topical events and processes. The course uses a multidisciplinary approach and interactive learning methods in close cooperation with businesses and public sector organisations. The course is taught by academic experts and visiting practitioners.

 

The course has two parts: The “Key Concept Lectures” equip students with conceptual tools for analyzing organizational and societal change. At the “LFC Lectures” visiting practitioners discuss change dynamics from the perspective of their organizations. Students take an active role in organizing the LFC Lectures.

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Teaching
6-Sep-2018 – 24-May-2019
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

2.-4. period

The course continues in the form of LFC Lectures during the 2nd–4th period. More exact schedule will be announced later.

Period (4-Mar-2019 - 26-May-2019)
Advanced Studies in Administrative Studies [Period IV]
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17-Jan-2019 – 9-May-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Advanced Studies in Business Studies [Period IV]
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Teaching
24-Jan-2019 – 28-Mar-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
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The course is primarily a web-based course. An introductory (compulsory) lecture will be held in the beginning.

Contents: 

- Risk management trends

- Long term risks

- Economics theories for risks

- Financial crisis management

- Measuring risk in financial markets

- Risk management in financial markets

- Risk management in corporate finance

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Teaching
11-Mar-2019 – 15-Apr-2019
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
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The first course exam Tue 23.4. at 12 - 16, main building D10b.
The first retake on Mon 13.5. at 8 - 12, main building D10a+b, MAB general exam. Sign up at NettiOpsu at least 7 days before the exam.
The second retake on Tue 4.6. at 16 - 20, main building D10a+b, MAB general exam. Sign up at NettiOpsu at least 7 days before the exam.

Advanced Studies in Politics [Period IV]

This course explores the relationship between war and society, how this relationship is currently being transformed and the theoretical tools which can be employed to study related topics. After finishing the course students will be aware of the classic writings dealing with war; understand the developments driving the changes in war and warfare today; and be equipped with theoretical tools to independently study questions related to the issue.

The course consists of three parts. The first part introduces the students to major works of political philosophy regarding the nature of war through a series of lectures. It also provides an overview of how changes in society and technology have changed warfare throughout history. The second part deals with phenomena changing war and warfare today and in the near future. These include Kaldor’s concept of new wars, autonomous weapons, empowerment of non-state actors, cyberwarfare, the role of media etc. Students will work on a number of independent and group assignments. Finally, in the last part of the course, students are to give short presentations to the group on a selection of current approaches to studying security and war, such as critical theory, feminist and post-colonial approaches, different schools of security studies etc.

Students are expected to participate actively during lessons and finish a number of assignments. After the course, students will demonstrate capability to apply what they have learned through an essay on a topic of their own choosing. Evaluation will be based on active participation and the final essay.

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8-Apr-2019 – 10-May-2019
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
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Compulsory preceding studies: POLPOP01 Introduction to International Relations, or equivalent studies at sending institution (exchange students).

Despite recent concerns about a crisis of democracy, parliaments are to be the central political arenas in any liberal democracies. They are the key linkages between government and civil society backbenchers. This course is designed to provide students with a policy-relevant and theoretically informed examination of parliaments in the Nordic Countries. It is therefore concerned with both the formal processes and the traditions and relationships that characterize these institutions. Students are however incited to situate these cases in a wider European context.

Students will develop a detailed knowledge of parliaments and they will situate this alongside wider concerns about scrutiny and democratic engagement. The course will include a visit of the Eduskunta (Parliament of Finland) as well as guest lectures.

Enrolment for University Studies

Email registration by the teacher is essential by 19/02/2019. Early registration is needed in order to organize the visit of the Eduskunta. No late registration will be accepted.

Teaching
5-Mar-2019 – 25-Apr-2019
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Compulsory preceding studies: POLPOP02 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalent studies at sending institution (exchange students).

This course adopts a seminar format. There are no lectures. The evaluations of students is based on class attendance and participation (20%), reading assignments (30%) and the final essay based on theories covered in the course (50%).

5 ECTS for Bachelor's level completion (POLVOA32)
10 ECTS for Master's level completion (POLVOS27 & POMLFCS1)

It is a fair bet that on any day of the year there will be an election somewhere, whether at the local, regional, national or supranational level. Somebody whispered to me that there is a general election coming up in Finland. But what is the point of elections? What do they decide – if anything? Few candidates like them, many voters dislike them and they are expensive at public expense. This course offers a fundamental examination of the multiple aspects of elections and the electoral process, with primary reference to contemporary representative democracies.

Indicative Content

  1. The framework of electoral rules. The impact of the voting system rules on candidate selection and candidate election. Plurality, preferential and mixed member systems
  2. Election campaigns. How much do national party campaigns really affect voters? Has there been a ‘presidentialisation’ of election campaigns? Do candidate campaigns in the constituency really matter?
  3. The mediatisation of elections. Are the media (print/broadcast) decisive electoral actors? Do the media determine the campaign agenda? What about the role of the so-called social media?
  4. The digitalisation of elections. How far does this varying from one country to another? Voting Advice Application. Video blogs. How do individual candidates communicate digitally with prospective voters?
  5. Electoral outcomes. Do elections decide who governs? If not, who does? If elections do not determine who governs, what do they decide? Descriptive representation. Can we distinguish between ‘decisive’ and ‘indecisive’ elections?

Course Schedule

March 5 Why hold elections?

March 7 What should elections seek to achieve?

March 12 Do electoral actors play by the rules?

March 14 Do campaigns matter?

March 19 Have elections become more personalised?

March 21 Are elections decisive?

March 26 Do elections change the direction of policies?

March 28 Concluding Discussion: So what else did you want to know about elections but have’nt dared to ask?

Enrolment for University Studies

Email registration essential by 25 February

Teaching
5-Mar-2019 – 28-Mar-2019
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Compulsory preceding studies: POLPOP02 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalent studies at sending institution (exchange students).

5 ECTS for Bachelor's level completion (POLVOA41)
10 ECTS for Master's level completion (POLVOS28)

Further information from the teacher at the beginning of the course.

Presidents of the Republic are crucial actors in both presidential and many (but not all) semi-presidential regimes. Despite the fact that those regime types represent the majority of all the world’s political systems, the role of the heads of state has only received more systematic attention. Particularly the presidential party remains understudied both theoretically and empirically. Drawing on comparative research and on illustrative examples from various countries, the course shows how the party of the president is a key political actor that affects presidential activity during her or his mandate and impacts on electoral and legislative outcomes.

Enrolment for University Studies

Registration by email to the teacher before 31.3.2019.

Teaching
9-Apr-2019 – 11-Apr-2019
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Compulsory preceding studies: POLPOP02 Introduction to Political Science, or equivalent studies at sending institution (exchange students).

5 ECTS for Bachelor's level completion (POLVOA31 & POLVOA32)
10 ECTS for Master's level completion (POLVOS27)

Joint/Thematic Studies [Period IV]

This course is an advanced introductory course to the themes and concepts of the Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change. Leadership and change dynamics are examined in relation to topical events and processes. The course uses a multidisciplinary approach and interactive learning methods in close cooperation with businesses and public sector organisations. The course is taught by academic experts and visiting practitioners.

 

The course has two parts: The “Key Concept Lectures” equip students with conceptual tools for analyzing organizational and societal change. At the “LFC Lectures” visiting practitioners discuss change dynamics from the perspective of their organizations. Students take an active role in organizing the LFC Lectures.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
6-Sep-2018 – 24-May-2019
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

2.-4. period

The course continues in the form of LFC Lectures during the 2nd–4th period. More exact schedule will be announced later.