Professor in charge: Marina Biniari

Extent: 45 ECTS credits

Code: SCI3094


Overview

The major in organization design and leadership focuses on issues of organizational design, motivation and leadership that are critical to the creation and transformation of technology-based businesses. The central question addressed is how companies can grow and prosper while at the same time preserving their adaptability, creativity, and an entrepreneurial mindset. The success of any organization depends on the potential of its people and its capabilities to maintain a purpose-driven organization. Therefore, to be able to renew themselves companies need to unleash and develop their human potential by enabling teams and individuals to self-organize (as opposed to just executing decisions made by top managers) and pursue collective action to seize entrepreneurial opportunities.

The major draws on theoretical perspectives from the social and behavioural sciences as well as from humanities to develop an understanding how teams and companies can build high-performing cultures, how they can motivate and lead their people, and how they can create, motivate, and lead change both in business and in society through various forms of organizing. It addresses topics such as motivation and human potential; organizational design and culture; change and development; knowledge and talent management; collaboration and social interaction; formation and management of agile teams; and agile and transformational leadership as critical success factors for creating and transforming technology-based organizations.

Learning objectives and career paths

Students majoring in organization design and leadership develop knowledge and skills about designing organizations and motivating individuals that are important in dealing with change and renewal, and they are able to apply these skills in the context of both early-stage startup and transformational business settings. The specific learning objectives are:

●    Ability to design and develop adaptive and creative organizations, which includes:

●    Organizing and leading change in organizational context

●    Enabling entrepreneurial behaviour within organization

●    Building an adaptive, ethical, and empowering organizational culture

●    Ability to activate the knowledge and talent embedded in the organization, which includes:

●    Motivating autonomous but pro-social behavior

●    Organizing teamwork, collaboration and work practices that foster collective action and change

●    Unleashing and developing inherent human potential

●    Designing processes to capture and utilize knowledge

A major in organization design and leadership provides knowledge, competences, and capabilities that enable entry and progression in a wide range of areas of expertise. Typical entry positions after graduation are in business development functions, consulting (in particular regarding change management), development of knowledge work practices, and functions that enable and support the development of human potential.  

Courses

Code

Name

Credits

Period

 Year

Compulsory courses 25 credits:

TU-E3040Human Potential5I-II II1.year
TU-E3020Knowledge Management in Practice

5

I-II

1. year

TU-E3050Designing Adaptive and Creative Organizations5III-IV1.year

TU-E3010

Leading as Practice

5

III-IV

1. year

TU-E3091

Research Assignment in Organization Design and Leadership

5

III-V, I-II

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:



HOPS

21E00034

Strategy Process

6II
TU-E1010Advanced Strategic Management5I
TU-E1021Strategies for Growth and Renewal5III-IV
TU-E1030Advanced Case-Seminar in Strategy5I

Choose 5 credits from the course list of Operations and Service Management:



HOPS

TU-E2012Service Operations Management5III-IV
TU-E2020Advanced Operations Management5II
TU-E2030Advanced Project-based Management5I-II
TU-E2040Management of External Resources5I-II

*) Consider prerequisites and possible quotas when selecting integrative courses.

Note: Only one Research Assignment is allowed in the major!




Optional courses

Choose 10 credits from this list of optional courses.

 Click here to expand...

Optional courses of majors

These courses are listed below thematically. Some courses overlap multiple themes and may appear more than once.

Code

Name

Credits

Period

 Year

Entrepreneurship and Venturing

TU-E4031

Startup Finance5IV1. year

TU-E4080

Managing Innovative Sales3II1.year

TU-E4090

Managing Innovative Sales, exercises3

II

1. year

TU-E1131

Financial Modeling in Strategy and Venturing5

II

1.or 2.year

TU-E1140

Contracting in Strategy and Venturing

2

IV

1. year

TU-E2130

Operations Management for New Ventures

3-5

III-IV

1.year

TU-E4071

Startup Marketing

5

lectured 2019 summer,

V (2019-2020) lectured 2020 summer

V (2019-2020)

1.year

Innovation



TU-E1120Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation5III-V1.year
TU-E4040Opportunity Prototyping3I1.year
TU-E4060Design & Innovation in Context6II1.year
TU-E2110Innovation in Operations and Services3-5III-IV1.year
Finance  & Financial Engineering



TU-E2210Financial Engineering I3-5I-II1.year
TU-E2220Financial Engineering II3-6III1.year
TU-E4031Startup Finance5IV1.year
TU-E1131Financial Modeling in Strategy and Venturing5II1.or 2.year
28E35100Corporate Financial Management
(limited for Strategy and Venturing major, max.10 students)
6I1.year
Leadership



TU-E4051Startup Leadership5V1.year
TU-E3031Collaboration in Teams and Networks5I-II2.year
TU-E3130Luovan ongelmanratkaisun seminaari5-8I-II1. or 2.year
TU-A1150Filosofia ja systeemiajattelu**3III-IV1.year
Operations



TU-E2110Innovation in Operations and Services5III-IV1.year
TU-E2120Project Business3-5III-IV1.year
TU-E2130Operations Management for New Ventures3-5III-IV1.year
TU-E6110Management for Network Business Processes3-5I-II1.year
TU-E6120Co-Development Interventions in Business Networks5III-IV not lectured academic year 2019-2020
1.year
TU-E6140Business Game3I, II, IV V1.year
TU-E2140Sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon tuotantotalous5I-II2.year
TU-E2150Sosiaali- ja terveyspalveluiden tuotantotaloudelliset menetelmät5V2.year

**) if this course has been completed for Bachelor's degree, it cannot be included in major studies.