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2012/2013  KAN-CM_B84E  Human Resource Management

English Title
Human Resource Management

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course period Spring, Third Quarter
Changes in course schedule may occur
Monday 09.50-11.30, week 6
Monday 09.50-13.20, week 7-13
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Course Coordinator : Peter Kjær pk.ioa@cbs.dk
    Henrik Holt Larsen - Department of Organization
Administration: Ane Lindgren Hassing (alh.ioa@cbs.dk)
Main Category of the Course
  • Business psychology
  • Management
  • Organization
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
Last updated on 16-10-2012
Learning objectives
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the HRM field
  • apply this knowledge theoretically, analytically and in relation to practice-oriented situations
  • demonstrate the capability of presenting an HRM theme in a clear, sharp, understandable, well-documented way
The course is not open to the cand.merc.HRM and cand.soc.HRM students (as they have already a comprehensive knowledge of HRM).
Written exam, open book, 4 hours, with the use of students’ own computers. All legal aids permitted.
Human Resource Management :
Type of test Written Exam
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner No second examiner
Exam period May/June
Aids Open Book, Written and Electronic Aid is permitted
Duration 4 Hours
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Course content

The core of the subject is the relation between the individual and the organization. Among the selected themes are HR strategy, recruitment and selection, learning, competence and career development, organizational and individual identity, communication, new ways of organizing work, information technology and HRM, and international HRM. Emphasis will be on critical, theoretical analyses of HRM issues and dilemmas encountered in practice.

The course’s development of personal competences:

The course accelerates the development of analytical and presentation skills, as well as the ability to use databases of research based journal articles. Also, the course stimulates (and demands) the capability of self-motivation and time management.


Teaching methods
Teaching will be dialogue oriented, i.e. students and teachers will discuss theoretical and practical issues. The teaching style will be a mix of lectures, individual exercises, group exercises, and case work. Guest lecturers will be invited to flavour the course and put its content into perspective. The students are expected to participate extensively in the discussions and draw on their experiences. In effect, students unwilling or unable to meet the expectations will not benefit from following the course.
Expected literature

Redman, Tom & Wilkinson, Adrian:

Contemporary Human Resource Management, 3. ed, 2009

Pearson/Financial Times Prentice Hall

Collings, David G. & Wood, Geoffrey:
Human Resource Management - a critical approach. 2009.


Journal articles selected by the students

Last updated on 16-10-2012