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5169-E Working Life Skills for Experts and Team Leaders, 2 cr 
Code 5169-E  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Working Life Skills for Experts and Team Leaders  Abbreviation WorkL,Hki&Vaasa 
Credits2 cr  Date of expiry 10 years
TypeLanguage studies Subject510 Studies in Languages and Business Communication: English 
KindCourse  Hours  
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Organisation Languages: English, Helsinki 

Mäkinen, Martti 

Course Description 

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 working life situations by exercising team leader roles in case assignments, in typical, challenging workplace situations.

The key course contents are:

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

More information about the course is given on the web page of Suomen ekonomit, The Finnish Business School Graduates association. 

For Hanken degree students, this course can be included in the elective language studies within their Bachelor or Master Degree.

Register for the Spring semester 2022 course through the web page

Learning Goal 

You have improved your working life skills and understand different workplace negotiations and interactions as well as your own possibilities to influence these as expert or team leader. 

After completing the course, you will be able to 
  • use the key elements of labour law
  • act in professional negotiations and interactions
  • follow discussions on working life matters
  • reflect on different career options and their individual career directions
Course Category 

Online course

Collaboration with the Business World 

The course is given in collaboration with Suomen ekonomit, The Finnish Business School Graduates association.

Total Student Workload 

53 hours independent work


Lectures and group discussions via Zoom, individual assignments on the Howspace platform.

Literature and Course Material 

Course material will be given in the Howspace workspace as soon as the course starts.


Online assignments returned in the Howspace workspace, participation in Zoom sessions on March 15–16, 2021
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 The Finnish Business School Graduates’ Open Badge digital credential, for adding to LinkedIn profiles, for example. 

Equivalent Courses 

Students who have completed the Finnish version of this course, Oma osaaminen näkyväksi ja asiantuntijabrändi erottuvaksi (Hanken course code 5748-E) cannot take this English version of the course.

Target Group 

Only Hanken degree students.

Limited Number of Participants 

A maximum of 80 participants in order of registration.

Additional Information 

Register for the Spring semester 2022 course through the web page


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Function Name Type cr Course coordinator Time table
Registration ended Working Life Skills for Experts and Team Leaders, HKi & Vaasa  Course  Mäkinen, Martti 
23.11.21 -24.11.21 -

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