BIK 2003 Human Resource Management

BIK 2003 Human Resource Management

Course code: 
BIK 2003
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Course coordinator: 
Mads Nordmo Arnestad
Course name in Norwegian: 
Product category: 
Executive - Special Course
2024 Spring
Active status: 
Level of study: 
Teaching language: 
Course type: 
One semester

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

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

After completed course student shall:

  • Have acquired knowledge of important principles and tasks of modern personnel management
  • Have acquired knowledge of which HR tasks that positively relates to organizational efficiency, as well as how to plan, design and implement such HR activities
  • Possess knowledge of relevant laws, agreements and social conditions that affect the management and leadership
Learning outcomes - Skills

After the course students shall:

  • Be more aware of one’s role and behavior as a personnel manager and/or HR-leader, as well as how HR leadership at its best can influence organizational results
  • Be able to use important principles and tools from the course in a job of personnel management or -leadership
General Competence
  • See the value in the develop of oneself as an HR leader
  • See the potential and possibilities of development for each employee as well as the whole organization.
Course content
  • Principles and best practice in modern human resource management
  • Development of the human resource function
  • Human resource policy
  • Learning, competence and career development
  • Compensation, salary and rewards
  • HSE – Health, environment and safety
  • Appraisal interviews
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Social benefits
  • Ethics, laws and regulations of the workforce
Teaching and learning activities

The course has 28 "regular" teaching hours. in addition there are webinars, video lectures, tutorials, preparations for the lectures, problem solving and the use of other online resources.

As part of the learning process, participants will contribute with a presentation on BI's learning platform from a defined topic.

In BI's continuing education at BI Executive, there is a mutual requirement for the student and course coordinator/lecturer/facilitator to involve student's experiences in planning and implementing the courses, modules and programs. This means that the student has the right and the duty to get involved with their own knowledge and relevant experience.

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 categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
BIK 20031
Grading scale:
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
100Yes3 Hour(s)
  • Book: Storeng, N.H. og Beck, T.H. og Due Lund, A. Arbeidsrett. Cappelen Akademisk Forlag.
Individual A 3 hour individual exam.
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • Book: Storeng, N.H. og Beck, T.H. og Due Lund, A. Arbeidsrett. Cappelen Akademisk Forlag.
Duration:3 Hour(s)
Comment:A 3 hour individual exam.
Exam code: BIK 20031
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
Student workload
28 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
169 Hour(s)
3 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.