Credits: 6

Schedule: 22.02.2016 - 01.04.2016

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Rebecca Piekkari

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period IV (2018-2019), Otaniemi campus
Period IV (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion of the course, students should understand (i) the link between firm strategy, capabilities and human resources (HR), (ii) the role of HR in managing a global workforce and (iii) how HR can contribute to a supportive organization culture and social architecture.

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): 

The course examines issues and challenges related to people management in a multinational context. People are considered as one of the most, if not the most important resource for global competitiveness of firms. Yet, the challenge of effective people management remains considerable in multinational organizations operating across very different geographical, cultural and institutional environments. The course is divided into three broad themes: (i) the link between firm strategy, capabilities and HR; (ii) global HRM practices such as talent management; and (iii) HR’s role in facilitating global leadership development.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

100% Assignments

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching: 30h
Independent work: 130h
Total    160h (6 ECTS)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A text book, cases and articles will be indicated in the syllabus

Availability

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

26E00700 International Human Resource Management. Please note that you can take either one of the courses.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=26E03400

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

No prerequisites. Strategic Human Resource Management recommended.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

via WebOodi.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Priority given to:
1. MIB students, 2. CEMS students, 3. MIB minor students, 4. Other BIZ students, 5. Other Aalto students

Although the classes are not compulsory, you will learn most by actively participating in the course. Each session and its assignments have been designed in such a way that it is very difficult to pass the course without active participation.

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