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2015/2016  BA-BHAAV3003U  Managing People

English Title
Managing People

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 50
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Jawwad Raja - Department of Operations Management (OM)
Contact information: https:/​/​e-campus.dk/​studium/​student-hub/​aabningstider-og-kontaktinformation
Main academic disciplines
  • Human resource management
  • Management
  • Organization
Last updated on 29-07-2015
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: By the end of this course:
  • The student should be able to discuss the development of HRM.
  • The student should be able to account for major analytical concepts in HRM.
  • The student should be able to discuss the imapct of HRM policies and practices on employers and employees.
  • The student should be able to critically discuss key concepts in HRM in relation to a given issue.
Course prerequisites
This course is open to all bachelor students.
Oral exam based on written product:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Group exam, max. 4 students in the group
If the synopsis is written individually then max. 5 pages. The oral exam will be held individually.
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Synopsis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Autumn
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

The management of people is a key concern for organisations. In this course the devlopment and menaing of human resource management (HRM) are explored.

The aims of the course are:

  • to provide the student with a critical understanding of theory, policy and practices in the field of human resource management;
  • to develop an appreciation of the major current themes and debates in the field of HRM;
  • to give the student an understanding of the main concepts and models that under pin human resource management;
  • to present a critical assessment of the relationship between theory and practice in human resource management in contemporary workplaces;
  • to assess political factors that shape human resource policy choices;
  • to develop an understanding of human resource management policies and practices in organsiations; and,
  • assess the problems associated with the design and implementation of HRM policies and practices, as well as their impact on employees.
Teaching methods
The course will consist of lectures, case discussions and workshops. Active preparation and participation are expected from the students.
Further Information

Schedule: Thursday 11.40-14.25, week 36-41,43-48.
Changes in schedule may occur.

Expected literature

Marchington, M. And Wilkinson, A. (2012) Human Resource Mangement At Work, 5th Edition, CIPD, London.

Last updated on 29-07-2015