Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (MUR-B-5-PEO-GPM-ILV)

  • Bachelor's program Management & Law
Course unit code
Level of course unit
  • Bachelor
Year of study
  • Fall 2022
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 5
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 3.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Vaiman Vlad, PhD, MBA
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Students are familiar with objectives and goals of corporate human resource management and requirements relating to holistic, strategic human capital management. They possess comprehensive knowledge about the nature of HR with key considerations for success, being familiar with most important theories, developing skills to apply in practice that aid sustainability, talent planning and retention, talent management and performance and navigating/preparing for the future of HR. Students have the competence to discuss and apply HR topics to people management.
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face/optional online
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • relevant course(s) of previous semester(s)
Recommended optional program components
  • none
Course contents
  • overview of HRM
    workforce analytics
    diversity at work
    planning for people
    recruiting and staffing organizations
    training and on-boarding employees
    performance appraisal and management
    managing careers
    strategic pay and incentives
    justice and ethics in a workplace
    international dimensions of HRM
Recommended or required reading
  • All readings and video links are posted in the document called "Overview and Schedule of Topics and Activities" uploaded to Sakai. Please make sure that you watch the videos and read the cases assigned for each day in advance of attending each class. All cases are also uploaded to Sakai under "Course Cases" for easy access:

    - Big data and talent management
    - Shifting the diversity climate: A Sodexo solution
    - LinkedIn and modern recruiting
    - Reinventing employee onboarding
    - Gap Inc.: Refashioning performance management
    - Supervalu Inc.: Professional Development Program
    - Jaguar or Bluebird, Parts I and IIBooks:
    Cascio, W. F. (2019). Managing Human Resources, Productivity, Quality of Work Life, Profits (11th edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.
    Noe, R., Hollenbeck, J., Gerhart, B., & Wright, P. (2019). Human Resource Management (11th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
    Industry magazines and Websites:
    Harvard Business Review
    World Health Organization

    Human Relations
    Human Resource Development International
    Human Resource Management
    Specific additional reading will be provided as part of the lecture notes.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, case studies, discussions, individual and group work.
Language of instruction
  • English
Work placement(s)
  • none

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