28.11.2023 08:45 - 29.11.2023 16:00 Online: Howspace & Zoom

Working life skills for future experts and team leaders -online course Autumn, 2 ECTS

28.11.2023 08:45

Online: Howspace & Zoom

Learning outcomes:

The objective of the course is to improve business school students’ working life skills. The students learn to understand different workplace negotiations and interactions as well as their own possibilities to influence these as experts or team leaders.

After completing the course, the students are familiar with the key elements of labor law and are able to act in professional negotiations and interactions. The students can follow discussions on working life matters. Furthermore, the students can reflect on different career options and their individual career directions. During the course, the students will learn, with the help of hands-on case assignments, how to succeed in job search and in employment contract and salary negotiations. The students will acquire practical skills for real-life situations by exercising team leader roles in case assignments, in typical, challenging workplace situations.

The key course contents are:

  • How to distinguish oneself in the labor market
  • Key points of employment contracts and labor law
  • How to negotiate your salary
  • How to succeed in working life situations involving changing circumstances or conflict
  • Working life flexibilities
  • How to act as a team leader in different working life situations

Grading: Pass/ Fail

Successful completion:

  • Online assignments returned in the Howspace workspace
  • Participation in all Zoom sessions on November 28-29th, 2023
    • Tuesday, Nov 28th 8:45 - 14:30 (lunch break at 11:35 - 13:00)
    • Wednesday, Nov 29th 9:00 - 16:00 (lunch break at 11:30 - 13:00)

Teaching methods: Lectures and group discussions via Zoom, individual assignments on the Howspace workspace.

NB: Zoom sessions cannot be substituted. Passing the course requires 100% participation in Zoom sessions and group discussions, and approved submission of the online assignments.

Students who pass the course will be awarded an Open Badge digital credential from Suomen Ekonomit, which can be added to LinkedIn profiles for example.

Literature: Students will receive a personal invitation to the Howspace workspace about one week before the start of the Zoom sessions. Make sure to check the unwanted folder and spam box if you haven't received it. Pre- and final assignments can be found in the workspace. The course material will be given in the Howspace workspace as soon as the course starts.

Trainers / The Finnish Business School Graduates:

  • Ted Apter / Advisor, Labour market and social policy
  • Tiina-Myöhänen-Astikainen / Career Coach
  • Annika Pohjolainen / Legal Counsel

The course is open to University degree students. If you are not yet a member of Ekonomit, you can join here ekonomit.fi/en/membership.

Please note, that this course is not eligible for exchange students.

ATTN: Students from the University of Jyväskylä, please register via Sisu (the course code: JSBY5510).

Find more information about the course via this link.

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Event time


28.11.2023 08:45


29.11.2023 16:00


Mikaela Elers


Event location

Online: Howspace & Zoom