BIK 2003 Human Resource Management

BIK 2003 Human Resource Management

Course code: 
BIK 2003
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Course coordinator: 
Anne Gjertrud Fure
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Product category: 
Special Course
2021 Spring
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Level of study: 
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Course type: 
One semester

"Our employees are our greatest asset "is a statement often encountered. What does it mean, and how is it organised to ensure visibility in the organisation? The course will provide an overview of HR management and HR roles and responsibilities in today's workplace. This includes all levels of management. Criteria for the good working environment, personnel, recruitment policies, motivation, knowledge goals, learning, attitudes, and training will be key topics of the course. The course also includes laws, agreements, social conditions and labour law.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

After completed course student shall:

  • Have acquired a oversit of important principles and tasks of modern personnel management
  • Have been kunsskap on various management tools in personnel management
  • Have knowledge of relevant laws, agreements and social conditions that affect the management of staff.
Learning outcomes - Skills

After the course students shall:

  • Be more aware of their own behavior as personnel manager
  • Be able to use tools that are reviewed in the course of the exercise of personnel management
General Competence
  • See the value in being able to develop itself as a leader
  • See the potential in utilizing the forces and development opportunities for the individual employee and the organization as a whole.
Course content
  • Principles and practice in modern human resource management
  • Development of the human resource function
  • Human resource policy
  • Learning, competence and career development
  • Compensation, salary and rewards
  • Work environment, health and safety
  • Appraisal interviews
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Social benefits
  • Ethics, labour law and human resource management
Teaching and learning activities

The course duration is 45 hours of teaching.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.

Higher Education Entrance Qualification


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Basic knowledge and / or experience within organization and management is recommended.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
BIK 20031
Grading scale:
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
100No72 Hour(s)Individual A 72 hour individual take home examination completes the course.
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:72 Hour(s)
Comment:A 72 hour individual take home examination completes the course.
Exam code: BIK 20031
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
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Student workload
45 Hour(s)
24 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
131 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.