Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change – Governance for Sustainable Change

Tampere Universities

Program Description

Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change – Governance for Sustainable Change

Tampere Universities

Dealing with change in complex societies

The programme enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to lead and analyse complex change processes. It responds to the need for new kinds of leadership skills, which are in demand at local, national, international and global levels.

By interacting with staff members from various disciplines – business, governance, politics and international relations – as well as with different societal stakeholders, students will learn to foster new forms of engagement across sectors of the economy and society. The programme prepares the graduates to work in the private, public or third sector in tasks that involve analysing, planning and steering complex change processes.

The administrative science specialisation provides students with sound academic skills for anticipating, analysing and responding to the complex, dynamic challenges facing contemporary public sector organisations and institutions. Key topics include governance in the context of public sector reforms, changing modes of public service delivery, and evidence-based policy-making.

A cross-cutting theme of the specialisation is the role of public governance in fostering socially, ecologically and economically sustainable societies. The studies consist of cross-disciplinary joint programme studies (30 ECTS), specialisation-specific advanced studies (25 ECTS), elective studies (25 ECTS) and the master’s thesis (40 ECTS).


Study objectives

After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change you will have:

  • an advanced understanding of the role of leadership in solving contemporary challenges at local, national, regional and global levels.
  • learned to examine global trends such as digitalisation, urbanisation, climate change, ageing, polarisation, democratisation and integration from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  • acquired the skills to foster new forms of engagement across sectors of the economy and society, learned in interaction with staff members from various disciplines – business, governance, politics and international relations – as well as with different societal stakeholders.
  • mastered the theoretical and methodological skills to formulate relevant research problems and to undertake independent scientific work.
  • learned the skills to analyse and debate the challenges that leadership faces today and to communicate your views to multiple audiences using different channels of communication.


Study contents

This specialisation in administrative sciences provides students with sound academic skills for anticipating, analysing and responding to the complex, dynamic challenges facing contemporary public sector organisations and institutions. Key topics covered by the specialisation include governance in the context of public sector reforms, changing modes of public service delivery, and evidence-based policymaking. A cross-cutting theme of the specialisation is the role of public governance in fostering socially, ecologically and economically sustainable societies.

The specialisation considers governance challenges at local, regional, national and international levels and offers students the opportunity to specialise in issues best responding to their particular interests. The teaching faculty comprise distinguished experts in the fields of public administration and management as well as environmental and regional policy.

Students graduating from this specialisation will be awarded a Master of Administrative Sciences degree.


Structure of studies

The programme (120 ECTS credits) consists of four elements:

  • Joint programme studies (30 ECTS) form the core of the Master’s Degree Programme. The focus is on cross-disciplinary perspectives on leadership in complex societal processes. In addition, this module focuses on a variety of important academic skills that are also important for future employment (e.g. research methods, academic writing and presentation skills).
  • The advanced studies module (25 ECTS) enables the students to acquire in-depth theoretical, methodological and conceptual knowledge in their chosen specialisation: business, politics or public administration.
  • Through elective studies (25 ECTS) students can develop a unique profile in their studies based on individual interests.
  • Master’s thesis (40 ECTS) is an individual research project that enables the student to demonstrate his/her in-depth knowledge of the chosen specialisation.


Career opportunities

The programme prepares the graduates to work in private, public or the third sector in tasks that involve analysing, 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.


Postgraduate study opportunities

The programme gives eligibility for postgraduate studies in administrative sciences, social sciences (international relations, political science) and business studies, for example in TUNI’s Doctoral Programme of the Faculty of Management.


Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee for the programme is 12,000 euros per academic year for non-EU/EEA students with a scholarship system for fee-paying students.

You will not be required to pay the fee if you are:

  • an EU/EEA citizen
  • equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. a citizen of Switzerland)
  • already reside in Finland (a continuous A or a permanent P/P-EU residence permit), or have an EU Blue Card issued in Finland. The exempting residence permit must be valid when you are applying for studies and at least until 1 August i.e. when the study right commences. Please note that a residence permit in another EU/EEA country does not exempt you from the tuition fee.


Scholarships

Tampere University Scholarships Programme is intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master’s degree programmes offered in English. A substantial number of scholarships will be available. With the help of the scholarship programme, Tampere University provides excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education.

When filling in your application form for a Master’s degree programme, you have the possibility to indicate your wish to apply for a scholarship. The decision on the granted scholarship will be communicated to you together with information on admission.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
12,000 EUR
per academic year for non-EU/EEA students.
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Locations
Finland - Tampere
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