Data on the course

Show instruction and examinations
724835P Basics of Management and Organizations, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 724835P  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Basics of Management and Organizations  Abbreviation Basics of Manag 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline6337 Economics and Business Administration 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Oulu Business School 

ECTS Credits 

5 credits

Language of instruction 

Course material and assignments are in English. The portfolio may be compiled in Finnish, if the student wishes to do so.


Autumn Term 2019

Learning outcomes 

On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

-       name the key concepts and theories in the areas of organization, management and lead­ership

-       name the key concepts and evaluate the functions of human resource management

-       understand the major tools of strategic management

-       understand business in the network of global interactions 

-       apply theory on practical leadership and management situations


Organizations and organizational behaviour:

-       organizational structure

-       organizational culture

Management and leadership:

-       the development of leadership thinking and leadership theory

-       key concepts of management

-       leading culture, innovation and change

Strategic thinking and strategic tools:

-       the development of strategic thinking and strategy models

-       strategic tools

-       strategic management in a global environment

Human resource management:

-       human resource management

-       leading individuals, teams and groups

-       motivation and coaching


Mode of delivery 

Online teaching

-       portfolio (including weekly assignments)

-       peer evaluation of portfolio (two portfolios)

-       electronic exam

Weekly assignments can be returned flexibly, at a pace that best suits the student's needs. The deadlines for submitting the portfolio and peer reviews are, however, binding and cannot be negotiated. The exams are open for a period of one week, during which, the exam can be taken at a time of the student's choice

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Online lectures 10 hrs

Portfolio and peer feedback 50 hrs

Vocabulary assignment (key concepts) 10 hrs

Literature (approximately 268 pages) 64 hrs

Total  134 hrs (5 ECTS)


Prerequisites and co-requisites 

No requirements

Recommended or required reading 

Robbins, Stephen P. – Judge, Timothy A. – Campbell, Timothy T. (2017) Organizational Be­havior.

The course instructors may ask students to read additional literature (e.g. articles). Details of additional readings are given at the beginning of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Evaluation: numeric, scale 1-5.

The course exam is open on three occasions. The dates for taking the exam are announced on the course platform.


Evaluation: numeric, scale 1-5.

Person responsible 

Susanna Kultalahti


Organizing university: University of Vaasa

Other information 

No restrictions for the number of students admitted. Appropriate registration for a course is obligatory and required for having the course credits re­gistered. No late registrations are accepted.

LITO courses are organised in co-operation with multiple universities. To enable registering credits when the course is completed, it is necessary to transfer data about the student from his/her home university to the university that is responsible for organizing the course. The data to be transferred consists of: name, gender, nationality, e-mail address, personal identification number and the home university. Data that is classified as secret is not transferred. Without a data transfer it is not possible to have the course credits registered.

The latest information about the course is updated and published on the course platform at


Current and future instruction
No instruction in WebOodi

Future examinations
No examinations in WebOodi