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2011/2012  BA-HA_E158  Human Resource Management

English Title
Human Resource Management

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course Period Autumn . Spring
This course will also be offered in Spring 2012
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course Coordinator
  • Morten Thanning Vendelø - Department of Organization
Secretary Ane Lindgren Hassing - alh.ioa@cbs.dk
Main Category of the Course
  • Management
  • Organization
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
After the completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the various human resource management processes in organizations
  • Apply theoretical concepts of HRM in real life business situations illustrated in cases
  • Exhibit an understanding of the ways in which organizations can attract, retain and motivate employees
  • Develop a link of integration between HR strategy and overall business strategy of the organization
4 hour open book exam
4 hour open book exam:
Assessment Written Exam
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship No censorship
Exam Period Autumn Term and Spring Term
Aids Open Book, Written and Electronic Aid is permitted
Duration 4 Hours
The exam is a 4 hour written, open book exam. The exam is PC-based with no internet access. It is also possible to write in hand.
The exam is a 4 hour written, open book exam. The exam is PC-based with no internet access. It is also possible to write in hand. Exam aids: Books, Personal Notes, Articles, Cases, Pocket Calculators.

Assessment is based on 12-point grading scale.

Course will include one mandatory feedback assignment which will be an oral presentation (Duration: 20 minutes) of a case analysis in a group.

Course will also include one mandatory classroom interaction per student where the student will be engaged by the course instructor in a dialogue on a specific course topic. Around 2-3 students per class will be engaged in this process and their names will be announced in advance.
Course Content

Although not all management students become Human Resources (HR) specialists, virtually all will have to work with other people. Dealing with people issues is a process of organizational life, regardless of what functional area or position one is in, be it accounting, finance, marketing or some other area. Since managers in all departments functionally confront HR issues daily, it is important that students of management are introduced to the major topics associated with managing people in the context of the global marketplace.

The course is designed to give participants an overview of Human Resource issues and practices in organisations from an international perspective and will include the following topics:

· Role of HR in Business Strategy

· Job Analysis and Human Resources Planning

· Testing and Selection

· Training and Development

· Performance Management and Appraisal

· Compensation Management

· Career Management and Development

· Employee Relations

· International HRM

The course’s development of personal competences:

This course is designed to help students become more effective managers (and employees) by raising awareness and understanding of critical human resources related issues such as:

  • The management framework of human resources in organizations.
  • Emerging management practices which are changing HR Management.
  • How building employee commitment can be a cornerstone of an employer's HR philosophy and the important elements of building this commitment.
  • Human issues related to the globalization and internationalization of business.
Teaching Methods
The course is designed to be highly interactive and will include Lectures, Classroom Discussions, Case Analyses, Group Presentations by Course Participants and Exercises. Pre-class preparation and reading and active participation in classroom discussions is expected.

1. Dessler, G. (2011). Human Resource Management (12e), Prentice Hall. (ISBN-10:013608995X; ISBN-13: 9780136089957)

Cases will also be assigned for reading and pre-class preparation during the course