Leadership and Knowledge Management

Professor in charge: Matti Vartiainen

Professors: Eila Järvenpää, Esa Saarinen

Extent: 45 credits

Code: SCI3048

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, wellbeing and attitudes of people in the context of work. 

Objectives

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.

The major provides a wide range of areas to progress in one’s career. Every business is a people business, and the success of any organization affected by its people. Combined with understanding of digitalization, operations and strategy, specialization in leadership and knowledge management enables leveraging of human potential in organizations. Therefore, the competences and capabilities learnt in this major create prerequisites for progressing in a number of areas of expertise and management. Typical entry positions after graduation are in human potential and organizational development functions of companies, consulting in change management and people-related issues, and developing and managing knowledge work.

Content and structure

Code

Name

Credits

Period

 Year

Compulsory courses 25 credits:

TU-E3020   

Knowledge Management in Practice

5

I-II

1. year

TU-E3010

Leading as Practice

5

III-IV

1. year

TU-E3030

Collaboration in Networks

5

I-II

1. year

TU-E3040

Human Potential

5

III-IV

1.year

TU-E3090

Research Assignment in Leadership and Knowledge Management

5

III-V, I-II

1. year or 2.year

Optional courses, choose min 10 credits:

TU-E3110

Work Design in Organizations

5

III-IV

2.year

TU-E3150

Safety Management in Complex Sociotechnical Systems

5

IV-V

1.year

TU-E4050

Entrepreneurial Leadership

5

III

1. year

TU-E3120

Human Resources in Service Operations

5

I-II

1.year

TU-E3130

Luovan ongelmanratkaisun seminaari

5-8

II

2. year

TU-E3160

Leadership and  Knowledge Management, Special Topics

1-10

 varies

2.year

TU-A1150

Filosofia ja systeemiajattelu*

3

III-IV

1. year or 2. year

Integrative courses/optional courses in the field of the programme:

 

Choose 5 credits from the course list of Strategy and Venturing

   

HOPS/PSP

 

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

   

HOPS/PSP

Note: Only one Research Assignment is allowed in the major! Consider pre-requisites and possible quotas when selecting integrative courses.

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

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