JSBP9130 Basics of Management and Organizations (LITO) (5 cr)

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

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LITO-opintokokonaisuus: Johtamisen ja organisaatioiden perusteet


  • Management and leadership
    • The development of leadership thinking and leadership theory
    • The key concepts of management leading culture, innovation and change
  • Organisations and organisational behaviour
    • Organisational structure
    • Organisational culture
    • Organisational life
  • Human resource management
    • Human resource management
    • Leading individuals, teams and groups
    • Motivation and coaching
  • Strategic thinking and strategic tools
    • The development of strategic thinking and strategy
    • Strategic tools
    • Strategic management in a global environment

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • name the key concepts and theories in the areas of organisation, management and leadership
  • name the key concepts and evaluate the functions of human resource management
  • understand the major tools of strategic management
  • understand business in the network of global interactions
  • apply theory in practical leadership and management situations.

Additional information

The latest information about the course is updated and published at www.lito.fi.

Description of prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

Study materials

Robbins, Stephen P. – Judge, Timothy A. – Campbell, Timothy T. (2017) Organizational Behavior. 2nd edition. Pearson.

The course instructors may ask students to read additional literature (e.g. articles). The details of additional reading are indicated in the course programme.

Completion methods

Method 1

Verkkokurssi. Verkkokurssin suoritustavat tarkennetaan opetusohjelmassa.
Evaluation criteria:
Opintojaksolla vaaditut hyväksytyt suoritukset. Arviointiperusteet tarkennetaan opetusohjelmassa.
Time of teaching:
Period 3, Period 4
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Independent study (5 cr)

Independent study
Grading scale:
English, Finnish