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Entry requirements: The equivalent of English B and 60 credits in Business Administration

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Max. 165 credits may be taken into account.

This course is only open for exchange students.

Information about application for exchange students

  • SS18 week 13-17, fulltime100%, day. Only for exchange students.

Human Resource Management

Course 7.5 credits

Human resource management is of increasing importance in modern organisations. The nature, operation and philosophy of human resource management (HRM) and its environmental and organisational context are widely discussed among practitioners and academics. This course deals with organisational behaviour as it relates to the management of the workforce. It focuses on the philosophical, operational, and contextual stances behind the evolution of human resources as a pervasive and influential management approach. The course covers three major themes: 1) the nature of human resource management 2) a European perspective on human resource management 3) human resource management in a changing organisational landscape. The course provides a broad introduction to contemporary human resource management theory and practice and its relevance to other management activities. The aim is to provide a theoretical framework for further study and managerial practice in the field, and to increase awareness of the holistic nature of organisational management. The course includes lectures and seminars held by senior lecturers and visiting lecturers who are managers in well-known organisations. Seminars are based on reading assignments, group assignments, discussions, and the presentation of course papers. Course assessment includes written tests, seminar papers and an essay.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: spring semester 2013

Course design

Lectures, seminars, group project and written examination

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students have:

  • the ability to explain the importance of a strategic approach to human resource management and its alignment to the overall strategy of an organization;
  • knowledge of concepts, theories and models to define and understand the management of human resources of an organisaton;
  • the ability to identify and analyse different approaches to, and outcomes of, human resource management;
  • an understanding of both obstacles and possibilities in the management of human resources;
  • skills to manage people in organisations at the operational and strategic level.


Overall student performance is assessed according to the customary Swedish classification (U=fail, G=pass, VG=pass with distinction), adapted to make it compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

The assement has two main components:
1.Obligatory attendance and participation at seminars. Adequate participation includes reasonable preparation, including reading the prescribed material. A written assignment is required to compensate for being absent from a seminar. At the final seminar, a group assignment is presented both in writing and orally. (U=fail or G=pass)
2. A written examination (U=fail, G=pass, VG=distinction)

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from spring semester 2013

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