Course description

Human Resource Management

Introduction

Human Resource Management (HRM) can be defined as the effective use of human capital in an organization through the management of people-related activities. HRM is a central function in any organization, and is an increasingly strategic function. The purpose of course is to familiarize students with the considerations and current issues faced in managing human resources and HR initiatives in an effective and strategic way, and to enable students with the understanding and skills needed to engage in better HRM decision making. This elective is aimed at students interested in or currently working as HR professionals or in general management.

Course content

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Overview of the field of HRM, roles and responsibilities, major trends and challenges
  • Training, career development, and talent management
  • Performance management, feedback and rewards
  • “Transformational HRM” (HRM, employee engagement, and change-oriented behavior)
  • Global HRM and future issues
  • Measuring and improving the effectiveness of HRM initiatives

Learning outcome knowledge

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Describe and critically assess the HR policies and practices covered in the course, using relevant theories and concepts. 
  • Identify what is needed to measure the effectiveness of various HR initiatives in actual work settings.
  • Understand current challenges and future directions in the field.

Exam organisation

  • Written assignment: 20%
  • Written assignment: 20%
  • Multimedia production: 60%