World Class Leader Program

Managing and Leading International Business (app. 28 ECTS)​


Who will benefit:

The program is suitable for leaders and executives in different fields of industry.


Certificate:  Each participant of this program will receive World Class Leader (WCL) Certificate issued by University of Turku.


Studies per module:

Training face to face from Fridays to Sundays, 9 am-5pm, each module has pre-assignment /pre-readings


ECTS of the studies:

17,5 ECTS, 8 contact modules; 8 ECTS project work and related assignments (including virtual project work tutoring during 6 modules); 2,5 ECTS personal leadership skills assignment, Personal Growth Report. The overall program is 28 ECTS, 11 months.


Study methods:

Interactive lectures, action learning, experimental learning, presentations and workshops, innovative international business case studies. Each training day includes a comprehensive introduction held by the experts followed by a workshop to address the practical dimensions of the topic (international best practices of the subject matter)

Peer mentoring to deepen the learning processes in International business and personal leadership skills.

Project work and assignments: Participants define individual development project for their organization, having peer mentoring in small collaborative virtual learning teams. All assignments are related to the participants work, so the organizations will benefit from the assignments and project work as well.


In parallel of modules there will be tutored project work. This means that participants are working in virtual or face to face teams and will get regular feedback (individual and team feedback) from the training faculty.


Teaching faculty:

Lecturers and trainers are faculty members from University of Turku, they all have background of working internationally.


Modules and content:


1.      Leading self and others

2.      International Business

3.      Leading People across Cultures

4.      Global Business Strategy

5.-7.  Managing Multinational Enterprises

8.       Closing Module and Graduation


More information: Ulla Heinonen, Director +358505917199



20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland
Tel. +358 29 450 5000

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