Credits: 6

Schedule: 14.04.2020 - 26.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

DSc (Econ) Antti Kauhanen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V Spring (2018-2019), Otaniemi campus

V Spring (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The objective of the course is to familiarize student with economic analysis of central topics in human resource management. The student will learn to use tools and concepts of economics to analyze human resource management decision problems.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course introduces economic approach to human resource management. Topics of the course include: recruitment, personnel development, job design, career development, performance measurement, and performance-related pay. The topics are studied with simple models. Analysis of real-world applications and decision problems are emphasized.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1. Lectures 24h. The lectures involve discussions of real-world problems. The problems are handed out in advance and the students will present their analysis and discuss the problems in class. There will be 5 topics, of which 4 have to be passed in order to pass the course.
2. Written assignment (50% of the final marking)
3. Final exam (50% of the final marking)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Workload:
Participation in lectures 24h
Preparing for the lecture sessions 24h
Writing the essay 60h
Preparing for the exam 50h
Exam 3h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lazear Edward P. and Gibbs Michael  Personnel Economics in Practice (2014), 3rd ed., mandatory

Availability

Other readings assigned during the course.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=31C00800

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Intermediate Microeconomics (31C00100).

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course and exam via WebOodi.

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