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Human Resource Management, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Single Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Business administration - FÖA
  COURSE CODE   723G12
Having completed the course, the student should be able to
- describe the development of HRM as a research field,
- recognize and explain key practices and principles of HRM as well as of HRM as part of a general management ‘toolkit’,
- process, critically analyse and reflect upon literature within the HRM field,
- connect and compare HRM research findings and real life experiences,
- integrate knowledge gained through reading, discussions and experiences and express it orally and in writing,
- analyse and find solutions to basic HRM problems, and reflect upon the outcomes of actions taken,
- engage in constructive dialogue with HR practitioners,
- realize the centrality of individuals, teams and interaction in the organization,
- display a critical and reflective attitude towards what s/he reads and experiences,
- appreciate the difficulties and possibilities of diverse workgroups.
The course is based on the assumption that most students who take it are likely to embark upon careers as junior/middle managers rather than specialist HR practitioners. In these roles they will be subject to three sets of pressures: i) managing their personal performance and career; ii) managing the performance and careers of subordinates; iii) managing the policies emanating from HR specialists. The course is designed to equip students with the tools to help manage these (potentially conflicting) pressures.
The course is designed to encourage active participation and the students are involved in various forms of interactive learning situations. The basic learning pillars are
- Interactive lectures, complemented with reading,
- Individual reflection papers based on lectures, readings and team discussions
- Theme days, where teams are responsible for carrying out HRM practices in the class and teaching other students
- Case work in virtual teams, where the students will show their ability to analyse a company and its HRM practices and propose solutions. Moreover, they will gain experience of working in and managing dispersed teams, using technology as the main form for communication.
Language of instruction: English.
The course will be examined throughout the course, by the means of gathering points for the various tasks. A larger portion of points can be acquired through a final paper and casework.

- Papers
- Casework
- Preparation of a learning module
- Feedback
- Active participation

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.

At least two years of undergraduate studies with at least 60 ECTS credits in Business administration (equivalent). Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6: 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.
Exemption from Swedish B.
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.
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IEI - Department of Management and Engineering
Registrar No: 127/07-41   Course Code: 723G12      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Business administration - FÖA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G2X   Basic level       SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-12-20