Credits: 6

Schedule: 30.10.2018 - 14.12.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Hertta Vuorenmaa
Kalliopi Platanou

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period II (2018-2019), Töölö campus
Period II (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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, think beyond the buzzwords.

The course also develops a variety of professional skills as it varies the learning techniques. The course consists of lectures, assignments, cases, discussions, group work & student presentations, lectures by visiting HR professionals etc.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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, diversity, work well-being, etc.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

50% Assignments
50% Exam

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching: 18h
Independent work: 138h
Exam: 4h
Total 160h (6 ECTS)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A book and articles will be indicated in the syllabus

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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

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Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In Weboodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students in the Master’s Programme of Management and International Business, and specifically those who major in HRM, and CEMS students take priority over other students.

There is compulsory attendance for the first session to gain a place in the course.
There is compulsory attendance when their group is presenting.

Number of participants 50.


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