EMBA Managing Networks in Complex World

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Manage and develop a complex and rapidly changing operating environment.

In a complex world, things and phenomena intertwine and impact each other in unexpected ways. Is it possible to manage the complexity of working life? In today´s constantly evolving business environment traditional leadership models are being challenged, and leadership frameworks that provide certainty can´t give answers to this.

As a participant of the EMBA Managing Networks in Complex World -programme, you gain a better understanding of your organisation´s operations by experimenting with different ways and tools to understand complex and unpredictable phenomena. Using the three frameworks offered by the programme — Systems Intelligence, Complexity Sciences and Network Thinking — you challenge familiar ways of thinking and acting both in your organisation and in your own leadership.

The case studies of the programme open up real business situations that help you to anchor theory in practice. At the same time, you prepare yourself to address real challenges, develop your skills in problem-solving, share your insights and challenge both your own thinking and that of your fellow students.

As a participant of the EMBA Managing Networks in Complex World-programme:

  • you form a comprehensive picture of modern leadership in a rapidly changing, complex operating environment through three different frameworks
  • you identify process and systemic features in your operating environment and integrate Systems Intelligence into impactful leadership
  • you learn new frameworks and ways to perceive the change and development within your organisation
  • you perceive various aspects and effects of complex phenomena in your organisation, that are difficult to predict
  • you understand organisations as social networks and networked operations as the new architecture of work


We are what we repeatedly do

Programme contents

 Seminar 1: Systems Intelligence, Helsinki
  • Detecting opportunities through experiental and personalised learning
  • Systems Intelligence from the perspective of everyday management
  • Key tools and concepts of Systems Intelligence and Systems Thinking
  • Developing Systems Intelligence in the organisation through assessment surveys
 Seminar 2: Complexity in Everyday Management, Helsinki
  • Key concepts of Complexity Thinking in the organisational and management context
  • Adaptive leadership
  • Manager´s role as a creator of a shared meaning - the architecture of social identity
  • Understanding behavior in the light of complexity thinking
  • Organisational ignorance - manifestations and consequences
  • Complex Responsive Processes, international key note speech
Seminar 3: From Managing Networks to Orchestrating Ecosystems, Porvoo
  • Managing networks from past to present
  • Ecosystem thinking as a strategic tool for the organisation
  • The paradigm of Open Innovation, best practices and examples
  • Network management in practice, business cases

Programme scope and fee

The programme fee is €3,700 + 24% VAT. It includes the seminars, feedback on the personal assignments and the related materials and conference packages during the seminars. Travel and accommodation and the literature are not included. The fee is invoiced after the start of the programme.

The scope of the programme is 6 ECTS credits of AMBA (Association of MBAs), AACSB and BGA-accredited University of Jyväskylä Executive MBA studies. You can also complete the programme as an independent module. The programme is taught in Finnish.

Contact us!

Juho Partanen, Programme Director
tel. +358 40 153 5606