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Perspectives on Human Resource Management, Master Course, 10 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Master´s Programme in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Business administration - FÖA
  COURSE CODE   722A30
The general aim of the course is to broaden and deepen the students’ knowledge of Human Resource Management (HRM), by discussing the concept from various perspectives, and its application in various contexts.

After having successfully completed the course the students should be able to
- account for key HRM concepts and debates from different perspectives and with the understanding of contextual variances dealt with in the course.
- process, critically analyse and reflect upon literature within the HRM field of research.
- assimilate literature and other forms of information within other fields of research and practice and analyse them from an HRM perspective.
- integrate knowledge gained through reading, lectures and seminar activities, and express it orally and in writing.

The students should be able to show a
- developed sensitivity towards the value of taking different perspectives into account when examining a body of knowledge, and demonstrate understanding of the impact of different contexts.
The basic assumption is that HRM is central for any business context, and this particular side of management will be illustrated from various angles. The HRM concept, its background and definitions will be approved. Fundamental schools within the HRM field of research. Four perspectives. The first two perspectives relate to HRM in specific organisational contexts: (1) Project-based organisations and (2) Public organisations and non-profit organisations. The last two perspectives relate to HRM in a wider societal and international context: (3) International HRM, and (4) HRM and societal trends.
The basic learning pillars are:
• Readings of central literature within the research field of HRM, and particularly related to the four perspectives to introduce the students to the research areas and lay a theoretical foundation.
• Lectures with the purpose to complement the readings and bring in relevant discussions related to the readings and the perspectives.
• Interactive seminars, based on activities such as case work, shorter papers and discussions/debates prepared by the students. The students will apply what they have learned during lectures and reading to show their ability to express, analyse and discuss relevant topics related to the four perspectives.
The examination is spread out over the duration of the course, through various examining activities:

• Seminar activities (team and/or individual)
• Written final exam (individual)

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

A Bachelor´s in Business Administration or Economics with at least 90 ECTS credits i.e. three semesters of studies in business administration or economics (equivalent). Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Perspectives on Human Resource Management, Master Course
Perspectives on Human Resource Management, Master Course
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IEI - Department of Management and Engineering
Registrar No: 1331/06-41   Course Code: 722A30      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Business administration - FÖA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     FÖA   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-10-15
Latest revision 2012-08-30