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 2020
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
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
  • Please read the following in advance of attending the course. All reading is uploaded to Sikai for easy access. Please note some of these are extensive, so only read sections of interest and use these to have a general awareness of the topics. These will ensure you are ready for your assignment and the first day of the course.

    - PwC. (2018). Workforce of the future. The competing forces shaping 2030.
    - Best practice vs. Best fit
    - National culture summary
    - WHO healthy workplaces model action
    - WHO healthy workplace frameworkBooks:
    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 Organisation

    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, workshops, discussions, individual and group work.
Language of instruction
  • English
Work placement(s)
  • none
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