Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aims of the course is that the student can ... identify and discuss the fundamental concepts within leadership illustrate and describe one's own management style, self-awareness and self-management. interpret and evaluate the aspects of self and the interaction with colleagues. identify own strengths and areas of development within self-awareness and self-management and ability to express their own plan for personal development. critique own actions and make meaningful changes in own work-related practices

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to... - explain the multitude of factors that affect human behavior - Develop knowledge of the fundamental concepts within leadership, management and self management and present alternatives for promoting workplaces that enables workers' potential fulfillment - discuss factors that drive performance and well-being in modern work organizations, and how they can be supported in practice - By actively reflecting during the course the student understand own personal leadership, employ some self-management techniques and finds possibilities for stronger self-awareness and through that to personal development - employ techniques that make social interaction more effective and meaningful - employ techniques that help sustain own motivation and improve self-regulation

Course contents

The course consists of an online course about Personal Leadership (2.9-7.10)and 4 workshops.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

20 completed from the subject module.

Additional information

The course consists of an online course about Personal Leadership (2.9-7.10)and 4 work-shops. Course introduction 1.9 at 13-15.

Recommended or required reading

Bolman, L. & Deal, T. (2017). Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership, 6th edition. Komives, S. R. , Lucas, N., & McMahon, T. R. (2013). Exploring Leadership : For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference (3rd Edition). Wiley.

Study activities

  • Internet-based studies - 100 hours
  • workshops - 35 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Discussion forum, reflection diary based on personality tests, quizzes, case study and participation in workshops including learning diary.


  • Hernberg Mervi
  • Stenius Minna


Hernberg Mervi

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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