Leadership and Knowledge Management

Professor in charge: Matti Vartiainen

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


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







Compulsory courses 25 credits:


Knowledge Management in Practice



1. year



Leading as Practice



1. year



Collaboration in Teams and Networks



1. year



Human Potential






Research Assignment in Leadership and Knowledge Management



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:




Strategy Process

6 II    
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    
Optional courses 10 credits
  Choose 10 credits from the list of optional courses 10   HOPS  

*) Consider prerequisites and possible quotas when selecting integrative courses.
Note: Only one Research Assignment is allowed in the major!

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