YTTP2115 Introduction to Management and Leadership (4 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The course will introduce the main concepts of management and leadership in organization:
- Development of management theory
- Managerial work and leadership in organizations
- Individuals and groups in organization
- Organizational environment and culture
- International business
- Critical thinking in management and leadership
- Arts-based initiatives in management

Completion methods

Workshop (including lectures and reflexive individual/group work)

Assessment details

Active participation, group/individual assignments (including pre-assignment – instructions to be given to registered students). Evaluation criteria to be discussed during the first session.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- describe and use the main concepts and theories of management and leadership
- address and critically evaluate some contemporary concerns in management and business practices
- understand, examine and reflect organizational behavior from individual, group and organizational
- address and reflect the main issues of learning and knowledge creation in organizations
- evaluate the changing nature of business environment culturally and internationally
- integrate ethical values to management and leadership
- evaluate her/his own interest in managerial work

Additional information

Target group: Anybody interested in theoretical and practical understanding of management and leadership in organizations. Suitable for business school students on bachelor-level (students studying at JSBE can gain 5 credits by doing extra assignments for passing YTPP2110, which is in our regular program)

Study materials

Stephen P. Robbins, Tim Judge: Essentials of Organizational Behavior, Global Edition, Dawsonera e-Book collection, additional material to be given during the workshop

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (4 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
No published teaching