Professor in charge: Matti Vartiainen
Extent: 45 ECTS credits
The major in Leadership and Knowledge Management focuses upon people in technology-based work, and investigates leadership, collaboration and the human potential as critical success factors for creating and transforming technology-based organizations.
The mission of the major is to promote the role of people for the success of companies, public organizations and society at large. Research and teaching concentrates on the fundamental human factors that affect sustainable growth in technology-intensive environments. With particular emphasis on engineering and innovation, the center of interest is upon leadership and self-leadership, interaction, knowledge sharing, learning, collaboration, work design in digital knowledge work, wellbeing and attitudes of people in the context of work.
The students majoring in Leadership and Knowledge Management know how to lead and inspire people in technology-intensive environments. They learn skills and knowledge required to
- lead change in organizational context,
- enhance teamwork and collaboration,
- create and utilize knowledge in emerging forms of organizations.
They learn to understand human behaviour. They learn skills and knowledge required to
- analyse and utilize individual and organisational knowledge,
- evaluate and develop organizations and work practices,
- explore human potential and growth and create better collaboration in organizations and between them.
They learn to envision a better future. They understand
- how future organizations evolve,
- how an ethically better future for businesses and society can be built,
- the importance of self-leadership in building better life.
Compulsory courses 25 credits:
Knowledge Management in Practice
Leading as Practice
Collaboration in Teams and Networks
Research Assignment in Leadership and Knowledge Management
1. year or 2.year
Integrative courses in the field of the programme, 10 credits*:
Choose 5 credits from the course list of Strategy and Venturing:
|TU-E1010||Advanced Strategic Management||5||I|
|TU-E1021||Strategies for Growth and Renewal||5||III-IV|
|TU-E1030||Advanced Case-Seminar in Strategy||5||I|
Choose 5 credits from the course list of Operations and Service Management:
|TU-E2012||Service Operations Management||5||III-IV|
|TU-E2020||Advanced Operations Management||5||II|
|TU-E2030||Advanced Project-based Management||5||I-II|
|TU-E2040||Management of External Resources||5||I|
*) Consider prerequisites and possible quotas when selecting integrative courses.
Note: Only one Research Assignment is allowed in the major!
Choose 10 credits from this list of optional courses.
Optional courses of majors
These courses are listed below thematically. Some courses overlap multiple themes and may appear more than once.
Entrepreneurship and Venturing
|Entrepreneurial Finance||5||IV||1. year|
|Managing Innovative Sales||3||II||1.year|
|Managing Innovative Sales, exercises||3|
|Financial Modeling in Strategy and Venturing||5|
Contracting in Strategy and Venturing
|Operations Management for New Ventures|
|TU-E1120||Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation||5||III-V||1.year|
|TU-E4060||Design & Innovation in Context||6||II||1.year|
|TU-E2110||Innovation in Operations and Services||3-5||III-IV||1.year|
|Finance & Financial Engineering|
|TU-E2210||Financial Engineering I||3-5||I-II||1.year|
|TU-E2220||Financial Engineering II||3-6||III||1.year|
|TU-E1131||Financial Modeling in Strategy and Venturing||5||II||1.or 2.year|
|28E35100||Corporate Financial Management |
(limited for Strategy and Venturing major, max.10 students)
|TU-E3110||Work Design in Organizations||5||III-IV||2.year|
|TU-E3121||People in Service Operations||5||II||1.year|
|TU-E3130||Luovan ongelmanratkaisun seminaari||5-8||I-II||1. or 2.year|
|TU-A1150||Filosofia ja systeemiajattelu**||3||III-IV||1.year|
|TU-E2130||Operations Management for New Ventures||3-5||III-IV||1.year|
|TU-E6110||Management for Network Business Processes||3-5||I-II||1.year|
|TU-E6120||Co-Development Interventions in Business Networks||5||III-IV||1.year|
|TU-E6140||Business Game||3||I, II, III, IV, V||1.year|
**) if this course has been completed for Bachelor's degree, it cannot be included in major studies.