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Leadership in Global Projects

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IPM1004
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: IPM 2018
Level: Master of Engineering
Year of Study: 1 (2018-2019)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Saarikoski, Lotta
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Academic Year 2018-2019

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageClassesEnrolment
3I-PM-2Y2019-01-07 – 2019-04-30Adebayo AgbejuleEnglish 2018-12-10 – 2019-01-14
 I-KT-1YP4Adebayo AgbejuleEnglish50 h 

Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to introduce students to the main characteristics of global projects and programs, and develop students’ skills in effectively leading and working in global teams. One goal of the course to provide students with both the conceptual understanding and the behavioral skills required to implement strategies for effective leadership and team work in a global project. It is expected that students will leave this course with comprehensive knowledge of how to diagnose and intervene as leader, member, or consultant to improve the effectiveness of leadership and teams in any setting.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the student 135 h, of which
- scheduled studies 25 h
- autonomous studies 110 h
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Strategic Project Management


Forming a global team, project leadership, global communication, global organizations, collaborative teams, and collaborative techniques.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Jean Binders (2007), Global Project Management; Communicating, collaboration, and management across borders.
Reeve, J. (2001) ‘Understanding motivation and emotion – third edition’ (John Wiley & Sons, USA)
Other material given by lecturer

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, group work, project work and exercises

Assessment Criteria

5: The student is able to utilize the methods learnt during the study unit independently and is able apply the learnt knowledge in new contexts.
3: The student is able to utilize the methods learnt during the study unit independently.
1: The student is able, with guidance, to utilize the methods learnt during the study unit.

Assessment Methods

Numerical assessment: examination 50%, project work 50%