Organisational behaviour in workforce management


Human Resource Management

7.5 credits

Global competition is forcing organisations to work with and learn from people worldwide, so they have gradually shifted their focus from competition to networks and customers, from one-off training to lifelong learning, and from control to empowerment. This course covers organisational behaviour as it relates to the management of the workforce.

This course is only open for exchange students.

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Skills that are in demand in all sectors Knowledge of Business Studies means you can work as an auditor, with marketing or with financing. You will have developed skills in how businesses can be organised, developed and renewed to survive on a competitive market. Business Studies can be combined with other subjects to broaden your competence. It is possible to work as a business administrator in almost all areas of society. Business Studies is therefore useful in all sectors and industries. After your studies, you can work in business administration for various types of companies and organisations. Business Studies provides skills that are beneficial in leadership positions. You will be able to follow and understand business developments, and be able to understand, explain and act in various organisational contexts. You will also gain innovative perspectives that will be useful in your private and professional life. What are former students doing now? Former students have different roles in multiple areas of business and public administration. Some of them run their own businesses. The ones who work in business administration are often on a career path, working their way up through an organisation. Others work in accounting, finances, budgeting and auditing, or in marketing, sales and purchasing, as well as in projects and review boards. Common workplaces include companies in services, trade and industry, or in banks, insurance companies, public authorities or organisations, or accounting and consulting agencies. Some also work for international companies and organisations. Read about research in this subject
Strategies and approaches in the management of human resources This course provides you with knowledge of the concepts, theories and models that are necessary to define and understand the management of an organisation’s human resources. You will explore the importance of a strategic approach to human resource management and its alignment to the overall strategy of an organisation, as well as learning to identify and analyse different approaches to, and outcomes of, human resource management. These are important skills as, to meet the challenge of globalisation, organisations have gradually shifted focus from competition and competitors to networks and customers, towards diversity, life-long learning, and from managerial control to empowerment. All of this means that contemporary organisations need to place a premium on effective human resource management strategies and practices. Course design The course is taught through lectures and seminars, and assessed through a group project and written examination.
Understand how organisations are built up, developed and renewed Business Studies is the right subject for you if you want to understand how organisations are built up, developed and renewed. The subject covers four areas: organisation and leadership, marketing, accounting and financing. You will study both private and public organisations. Businesses supply many of the goods and services we consume in our daily lives, so they have a vital role in society. Half of everything produced by Swedish companies is exported abroad, which is important for Sweden’s wealth. In a global economy, Swedish companies face competition from almost the entire world. Business Studies will give you tools to help businesses remain competitive on a global market. Companies are surrounded by a society in constant change. Business Studies covers entrepreneurship and innovation. Resourcefulness is necessary for new companies to be founded and for existing companies to survive. Entrepreneurship and innovation are therefore important areas of Business Studies. You will develop your ability to help companies survive by finding financing and making them profitable.