CEMS2610 Leadership for Sustainable Change (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


The course content consists of three parts: In the first part, student learns about the global environmental challenges, principles of sustainability, as well as on the concept of circular economy. In the second part, student learns about leadership of change and societal transitions. In the third part, student reflects his/her personal growth and learns about the education and competences of sustainability, as well as different thinking tools and methods for the practice of sustainability.

Leadership for sustainable change is an online course on sustainability and change leadership. Student studies the online learning material, including text, video and assignments, at the MOOC platform. In an online study group, student makes a project work, in which a sustainability change project plan is designed.

Students of the University of Jyväskylä register for the course in Sisu.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • understand what are the great sustainability challenges and how are they related
  • lead a change in a complex system, for example by utilizing circular economy
  • identify what skills, knowledge and attitudes does a professional change-maker need
  • prepare and collaborate on a concrete sustainability project plan

Additional information

Contact teacher: JYU: Minna Käyrä, minna.kayra@jyu.fi

HY: Laura Riuttanen, Ksenia Tabakova, Janne Salovaara

TaY: Erkki-Jussi Nylen (Nina V. Nygren, Anni Kangas)

The course is organized in collaboration with the University of Helsinki, Hanken School of Economics, the Tampere University, the University of Jyväskylä and the Open University of Helsinki.

The course is available for all students of University of Jyväskylä

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Attending the online sessions, completing individually multiple choice and written assignments and a “Make-a-Change project” with a small group. In the project work, the course learnings will be applied by planning a sustainability change project to a real-world case.
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Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
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