Kursnamn Organisational Design (YAMK/Master)
Kursdatum 02.05.2023 - 31.07.2023
Yrkeshögskolan LAB-ammattikorkeakoulu
Kursens språk Engelska
Studiepoäng 5 SP

Bransch Business HUB
Lärare Ville Sarpo
För öppna YH studenter Avgiftsbelagd
Nivå Högre YH

Frågor relaterade till registreringspraxis
Anmälningstid 13.03.2023 - 31.03.2023
ÖPPNA YH anmälning

Organisational Design (YAMK/Master)

02.05.2023 - 31.07.2023


Learning outcomes: Student is able to

  • Understand the main theoretical concepts and frameworks related to organizational design
  • Recognize the relationship between an organization’s strategy and its design
  • Develop an understanding of organizational reconfiguration
  • Learn the process of designing organizational structures with attention placed upon the relation between formal and informal structures
  • Recognize some of the fundamental challenges facing organizations and their design choices
  • Enhance their skills in analyzing management decisions which can be transferable to working life practices


This course aims to provide an understanding about the basics of organizational design. We will discuss the fundamental issues and principles of the topic. As one of the main topics of the course is to get acquainted with managing current organizations, students will be looking into concepts and theories regarding organizational design and architecture. The main themes of the course are:

  • Basics of organizational design and structures
  • Relation between an organization’s strategy and its design
  • Organizational reconfiguration
  • The relationship between the formal and informal structures
  • Special characteristics of large public health care organizations
  • Designing organizations for the future


Attending students should have a Bachelor’s degree from a relevant field (business, strategy, social sciences).



Arbetsformer och schemaläggning

Online lectures according to time-table. Students will also prepare assignments.

Timing and attendance

Course begins on May 2nd 2023 and ends on May 24th 2023. Session schedule: Tuesday 2nd May 2023 at 17.00-19.00 Tuesday 9th May 2023 at 17.00-19.00 Wednesday 10th May 2023 at 17.00-19.00 Tuesday 16th May 2023 at 17.00-19.00 Wednesday 17th May 2023 at 17.00-19.00 Tuesday 23rd May 2023 at 17.00-19.00 Wednesday 24th May 2023 at 17.00-19.00

The final assignment is to be returned by the end of July. Attendance at all sessions is very recommended.


The enrollment period of LAB’s summer studies ends on 31 March 2023.

Students of the other UAS (Degree students and Open Studies’ path students)  enroll via Ilmoittaudu/Enroll -link. Please, write your student email to the enrollment form. Starting instruction will be sent after the enrollment period.

Open UAS students enroll for the course via Avoin AMK ilmoittautuminen/OPEN UAS Enrollment -link. A price is 75 euros.