Course description

Human Resource Management


Management is basically about getting things done through human resources. This course is intended to address how organizations can and actually do manage human resources. The course will expose the participants to the intersection between Human Resource Management (HRM) and strategy, other main functions of the organization, and micro research on employees’ behavior, motivation, attitudes, and performance (from fields such as organizational behavior and organizational and industrial psychology)

Course content

  • Overview of the field and strategic HRM
  • HRM and organizational performance
  • Selceted single HR-practices
  • Implementation of HRM practices


Learning outcome knowledge

After completion, students should:
1) Have obtained an in depth understanding of major perspectives and theories applied to understand and investigate HRM.

2) Have obtained an in depth understanding of the relationship between individual HRM practices, bundles of HRM practices, and HRM systems and performance at the individual and organization/business unit levels of analyses.

3) Have obtained an in depth understanding of the history of the field of HRM and how it has evolved.

4) Be acquainted with relevant research journals, communities, and conferences that are relevant for organizational behavior.

Exam organisation

  • Written assignment: 100%