Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students will gain a deeper understanding of the potential strategic role of human resources in contemporary organizations, and develop a perspective to HRM as a primarily strategy driven activity.
- Students learn how strategic objectives and initiatives may be realized in practice and translated into various HR policies and practices.
- Students will become familiar with some central concepts of organizational behavior as part of their people management skills development.
- Students will learn to critically reflect and think beyond the buzzwords.

The course also develops a variety of professional skills as it varies different learning techniques.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 30.10.2018 - 14.12.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Sari Yli-Kauhaluoma

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Hertta Vuorenmaa, Sari Yli-Kauhaluoma

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Themes include, for example, core theories of strategic HRM, digitalization of work and HRM, strategic aspects of workforce planning and human resource development (e.g. talent management and performance management), sustainable HRM, work well-being, etc.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Assessment methods and criteria will be indicated in the syllabus.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching: 33h
    Independent work: 123h
    Exam: 4h
    Total 160h (6 ECTS)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Study materials will be indicated in the syllabus.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Replaces course 2100050 Henkilöstöjohtaminen ja HR-työ käytännössä from fall 2013.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    10 Reduced Inequality