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2013/2014  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 09.50-13.20, week 5-11
Monday 09.50-14.15, week 12
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 pkj.ioa@cbs.dk
    Henrik Holt Larsen - Department of Organization (IOA)
Administration: Mette Busk Ellekrog (mbe.ioa@cbs.dk)
Main academic disciplines
  • Business psychology
  • Management
  • Organization
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
Last updated on 22-05-2014
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
Course prerequisites
The course is not open to the cand.merc. HRM and cand.soc. HRM students (as they have already a comprehensive knowledge of HRM).
Human Resource Management:
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period May/June
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below and the exam plan/guidelines for further information:
  • Books and compendia brought by the examinee
  • Notes brought by the examinee
  • Allowed calculators
  • Allowed dictionaries
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Hvis antallet af studerende til syge-/omprøve tilsiger det, kan prøveformen blive ændret til en mundtlig stedprøve.
Description of the exam procedure
PC exam on CBS computers with print.
It is not allowed to bring your own PC and printer.
No access to the internet.
Access to LEARN and personal S:/drive.
Before the exam starts information can also be uploaded from a USB-key to PC, then the USB-Key should be put away during exam.
Course content and structure

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 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.
Student workload
Participation in lectures 36 hours
Homework between lectures 145 hours
Exam, including preparation for exam 44 hours
Expected literature

Kramar, Robin & Jawad Syed: Human Resource Management in a Global Context. A Critical Approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

Two journal articles per lecture selected by the individual student

Last updated on 22-05-2014