Professor in charge: Marina Biniari
Extent: 45 ECTS credits
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.
Compulsory courses 25 credits:
|TU-E3020||Knowledge Management in Practice|
|TU-E3050||Designing Adaptive and Creative Organizations||5||III-IV||1.year|
Leading as Practice
Research Assignment in Organization Design and Leadership
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-II|
*) 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
|Startup 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|
lectured 2019 summer,
|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-E3031||Collaboration in Teams and Networks||5||I-II||2.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-E2110||Innovation in Operations and Services||5||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||1.year|
|TU-E6140||Business Game||3||I, II, IV ||1.year|
|TU-E2140||Sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon tuotantotalous||5||I-II||2.year|
|TU-E2150||Sosiaali- ja terveyspalveluiden tuotantotaloudelliset menetelmät||5||V||2.year|
**) if this course has been completed for Bachelor's degree, it cannot be included in major studies.