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2017/2018  KAN-CCMVV1671U  Human Resource Management

English Title
Human Resource Management

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Third Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Sara Louise Muhr - Department of Organization (IOA)
Kontaktinformation: https:/​/​e-campus.dk/​studium/​kontakt eller Contact information: https:/​/​e-campus.dk/​studium/​kontakt
Main academic disciplines
  • Human resource management
  • Management
  • Organization
Last updated on 30-08-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • The students should be able to account for the concepts, theories and perspectives presented in the course.
  • The students should be able to compare and discuss the concepts, theories and perspectives presented in the course.
  • The students should be able to apply these concepts, theories and perspectives analytically and critically to given organizational case material.
  • The students should be able to operationalize these concepts theories and perspectives analytically and critically in the analysis of cases or practical examples.
  • The students should be able to critically reflect upon and evaluate the practical and theoretical limitations and implications of applying different concepts, theories and perspectives to an organizational phenomenon.
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 Resources Management:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Case based assignment
Duration 72 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
* if the student fails the ordinary exam the course coordinator chooses whether the student will have to hand in a revised product for the re- take or a new project.
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.

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 actively in the discussions and draw on their experiences.
Feedback during the teaching period
Peer to peer feedback in groups and feedback on presentations.
Student workload
teaching 33 hours
Reading of literature 113 hours
Preparation for and participation in exam 60 hours
Expected literature

Lussier, Robert N & Hendon, John R: Human Resource Management. – Functions, Applications, Skill Development – SAGE, 2013


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Last updated on 30-08-2017