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Human Resource Management


The course will, in collaboration with BTH 1411 Bachelor Thesis - Human Resource Management, 15 credits constitute a specialisation of 30 credits that will be testified as specialisation on the academic transcript. This applies to students undertaking a bachelor degree in Marketing, Retail Management or Business Administration. Other students can choose the course as an elective in their third year of study.

Human resource Management (HRM) is a core subject in the study area of organisation and organisation culture. The subject describes many aspects associated with sustainable use of human resources. It will teach the student how organisations can gain advantages by exploiting skills, abilities and knowledge from their employees. The course also focuses on how organisations have the opportunity to facilitate learning, knowledge sharing, motivation, optimising work condition and job satisfaction. Applying HRM theory in an organisation will create optimal conditions for profitability, productivity and prosperity in all types of businesses. Evidence-based HRM are one of the strongest success-factors in competing business markets, and thus provides expertise for future oriented managers, HR managers and HR employees.

Course content

Strategic HRM (21 hrs):

  • HRM as a discipline – an introduction
  • Relationship between strategy and HR strategy
  • Key HR strategies and systems

Strategic Competence Management (21hrs):

  • HR planning and skills analysis
  • Mobilisation of expertise in motivation and job satisfaction
  • Learning and skills development
  • Recruitment and selection. Downsizing.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of training measures

Interaction and work in the workplace (21 hrs):

  • Management and effective leadership
  • Groups, teams and teambuilding
  • Psychosocial work-environment
  • Workplace health and safety

Alteration and labour law (21 hrs):

  • Organisation culture and change
  • Organisational learning and change
  • Work contracts, work rights and conditions
  • Dismissal


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