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Majoring in Politics in the Faculty of Management, Kalle Aro has been part of the group planning the Leadership programme.

“The atmosphere is motivating and makes you really want to work for your goals”, Kalle summarizes his study experiences in the School. Read more about his thoughts on the brand new programme!

Kalle Aro

UTA Student Ambassadors offer a student point of view to people interested in university life and share opinions and experiences about studying at UTA. Two international students of the Ambassadors' crew 2016-2017 are students of the Faculty of Management. Read more & join Ambassadors' FB group!

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Leadership for Change - Expertise in New Leadership Skills

What will you learn? | Studying at the Faculty of Management

New kinds of leadership skills are in demand at local, national, international and global levels. The challenges societies face have increased in complexity. Environmental and energy problems, the dynamics of global security, management of regional crises, provision of cost-effective public services and development of fertile grounds for entrepreneurship and business development are all systemic in nature. This means that various institutions and civic society actors must work together, negotiate and agree on the new ways of doing things.

The programme enables developing knowledge and expertise needed to explain and understand complex phenomena, become a visionary leader, and to change the world. Leadership is understood as a capability to deal with change. Major changes require joint efforts of the government, private companies and other institutions. We bring together the perspectives of business and management from the private sector, the understanding about institutions and governance from the public administration as well as the knowledge of international relations and political processes from the area of politics.

The Faculty of Management at the University of Tampere provides a unique setting for studying multifaceted leadership dynamics. The Faculty offers high-quality academic research and teaching in the fields of business, public administration and politics - and this programme focuses on the intersection of these fields. The aim of the programme is to provide the student with a unique understanding of these different fields with a specific focus on leading the dynamics of societal change processes.

The programme prepares the graduates to work in private, public or the third sector in tasks that involve analyzing, planning and steering complex change processes which unfold at local, national, international and global levels. Students learn to carry out academic research on these phenomena, and acquire skills required for a potential academic career.


What will you learn during the programme?

The programme offers an advanced understanding of the role of leadership in solving contemporary challenges at local, national, regional and global levels.

You will learn to examine global trends such as digitisation, urbanisation, climate change, aging, polarisation, democratisation and integration from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Interacting with staff members from various disciplines – business, governance, politics and international relations – as well as with different societal stakeholders, you will learn to foster new forms of engagement across sectors of the economy and society.

You will gain the theoretical and methodological skills to formulate relevant research problems and to undertake independent scientific work. You will learn to analyse and debate the challenges that leadership faces today and to communicate your views to multiple audiences using different channels of communication.

Leadership for Change students also have the opportunity to graduate from a Finnish university and a Russian university by taking a double degree. More on the double degree in international relations

Studying at the Faculty of Management

The Faculty of Management (until 2016, School of Management) at the University of Tampere seeks novel ways to lead, govern and study across boundaries. The combination of three adjacent fields – administration, business and politics – is internationally rare and one of its kind in Finland.

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