Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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.


- describe the relationship between HRM and organizational performance by critically evaluating empirical evidence
- analyze the relationship between HR practices and their outcomes for the individual and the organization
- know the elements of the HR function and be familiar with each element's key concepts & terminology
- apply the principles and theories of human resource management to real-life HRM issues and cases

Credits: 6

Schedule: 27.10.2020 - 10.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Seonyoung Hwang

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Seonyoung Hwang

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:

    The general purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the basic principles and techniques of HRM. The course takes a practical view that integrates the contributions of the behavioral sciences with the technical aspects of implementing the HR function in the ‘real world’. We will start by examining the roles, contexts, and challenges of HRM. We will then look at various HR practices and issues, including recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, compensation, workplace diversity and inclusion, and the work-life interface.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This course will be assessed by the final exam, group activities and assignments, and learning diary.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 30h presence (classroom presence)
    Individual class preparation 30h (pre-readings)
    Group activities and assignments 30h 
    Learning diary 30h (individual)
    Exam preparation 37h
    Exam 3h
    Total 160h (6 ECTS)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Slides, articles, case studies etc. provided during class: tba

    No compulsory book

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    21C00300 Henkilöstöjohtaminen

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    It is recommended that the students have basic knowledge in organizational behavior theories and concepts.



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