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: 02.11.2021 - 17.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Hertta Vuorenmaa, Kalliopi Platanou

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Assessment methods and criteria will be indicated in the syllabus.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Study materials will be indicated in the syllabus.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    10 Reduced Inequality


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Students are admitted to the course in the following priority order: 1) MIB/CEMS, 2) Other student

    Max 50 students.

    There is compulsory attendance for the first session to gain a place in the course.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II-II

    2021-2022 Autumn II-II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.