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MBA 562 Human Resource Management

Human resource management (HRM) is one of the major funcitonal areas in management. It is now widely accepted that all managers need to be aware of HRM to successfully deal with various managerial issues. In this course, it is aimed to give MBA students with little or no prior knowledge of HRM an academic understanding of the subvject. The development of HRM is critically explored in its historical context, with a special emphasis on the differences between personnel management and HRM. Various functions of and dimensions of HRM (i.e., recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management etc. ) are defined and discussed from a manager's perspective. Contemporary issues around HRM (e.g., discrimination and diversity, downsizing, industrial relations) are also explored. Upon successful completion of the course, students as managers will be able to work and align with human resources to create a healthy organization while achieving company goals and creating a strategic competitive advantage. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

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