The course is included in these curricula and study modules


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The overall aim for this course is to provide an understanding of the complexities of leadership and organizational work. Starting from an individual perspective this course advances to a group- and structural perspective in order to understand individuals’ actions in organizational contexts. Knowledge on healthcare administration will also be encouraged. Furthermore, the aspect of tacit knowledge will be given extra focus. Project competes will also be part of the aims after this course.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to know some basic of leadership- and organizational behavior theory. The course will have a special focus on knowledge management, what it is and enhances and challenges the knowledge management. Questions about what in leadership are inspiring and motivating is also given focus during the course, as are the concepts creativity and competes. During the course health will be examined as a variable for creating well-being in organizations. Project work and –planning will be a smaller part of this course.

Course contents

Introduction Individual characteristics Memory and learning in organization Motivation and inspiration Leadership, power and political behavior Organizational culture Goal setting and strategy work in organizations Wellbeing at work Change management Gender management Organization structure and designs Teamwork Examination: reflective diary

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

Those students who have participated in the longer military service in Finland please contact the Examinator since you are entitled to course credits whiteout attending this course. For those who have been working as tutors in Arcada’s study program please also contact the course Examinator before the start of this course since you are entitled to 3 credits point for this.

Recommended or required reading

Alvesson, Mats & Svenningsson, Stefan (2007), Organisation, ledning, processer. Lund: Studentlitteratur. Svenningson, S. & Alvesson, M (2010) BeGreppbart - Ledarskap, Liber. Bruun, N. & v Koskull, A. (2006) Allmän arbetsrätt, Helsingfors: Schildts. Referenslitteratur: Hatch Mary J. and Cunliffe Ann L. (2007) Organization Theory Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives. Second Edition. Jönsson, Sten & Strannegård, Lars (red.) (2009) Ledarskapsboken, Liber, Malmö Rollinson, D (2005) Organisational behavior and analysis an integrated approach, third edition, Prentice Hall.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 45 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 78 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


  • Enkvist Joachim
  • Grönlund Anu
  • Gustavson Mia
  • Sigfrids Ingmar


Forss Maria

Home page of the course

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2014-10-23 - Reports and productions

Kurs och studieplanssökning