MBA 2434 Human Resource Management

MBA 2434 Human Resource Management

Course code: 
MBA 2434
Department: 
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Credits: 
4
Course coordinator: 
Øyvind Lund Martinsen
Miha Skerlavaj
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
MBA China
Semester: 
2020 Spring
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

In its essence management is about getting things done through people and human resources. This course addresses how organizations can and actually do manage human resources at strategic, tactical, and operational levels. The course will expose the participants to current trends in research and practice of human resource management by engaging them in both practice-oriented experiential learning as well as evidence-based approach towards HRM.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Students will obtain an understanding of contemporary research evidence-based knowledge in the field of human resource management through the overview of the most important topics, concepts, and contributions within this field.

Learning outcomes - Skills

Upon course completion, the students should be able to critically examine theories, studies and practice in human resource management. They should know how research in this field may be interpreted and evaluated, and see how this knowledge may be applied to real life situations.  Vice versa, the students shall also be able to construct new knowledge from real life situations that the course will enable them to engage with.

 

General Competence

The students should be able to communicate and discuss human resource management concepts, processes, real-life practices in order to construct, communicate and utilize knowledge about people at work.

Course content
  1. Pre-work: Groups prepare videos on selected HRM topics 
  2. Intro: Contextualizing HRM
  3. Research and practice trends in HRM
  4. HRM and organizational performance
  5. Talent management
  6. Work engagement, job design and HRM
  7. HR internationalization, expats and culture
  8. Recruitment and selection
  9. Training and development
  10. Performance management, compensation and feedback systems
  11. Employee retention and turnover
  12. Role of HR as change agents in digital transformation
  13. Innovative HRM and HRM for innovation
  14. Stepping in the shoes of an HR manager - Digital HR and data analytics (online simulation)
  15. Follow-up: Individual exam (case analysis)

    2 of the teaching hours in this course are dedicated to CSR, ethics, social and environmental issues.

Teaching and learning activities

1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours.

The course is conducted through a total of 48 hours of lectures, 30 hours of group work and 46 hours of independent studies.

The course is a part of a full MBA programme and examination in all courses must be passed in order to obtain a certificate.

Software tools
Online HRM simulation, where student assume the role of human resource manager in need of allocating resources over time, prioritizing HR practices of their choosing. During the simulation, student are also resolving short dilemmas and scenarios they confront.

Software tools
Software defined under the section "Teaching and learning activities".
Qualifications

Granted admission to the BI-Fudan MBA programme. Please consult our student regulations.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MBA 24341
Grading scale:
China
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
40No4 Week(s)Individual The participants are evaluated through a written assignment over four weeks performed individually, counting 40% of the final grade.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Multimedia production
Exam code:
MBA 24341
Grading scale:
China
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
20No4 Week(s)Group (2 - 6)The participants are evaluated through a group video project, counting 20% of the final grade.
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Class participation
Exam code:
MBA 24341
Grading scale:
China
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
40No -Individual The participants are evaluated through class participation, counting 40% of the final grade.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:4 Week(s)
Comment:The participants are evaluated through a written assignment over four weeks performed individually, counting 40% of the final grade.
Exam code:MBA 24341
Grading scale:China
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Multimedia production
Weight:20
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (2-6)
Duration:4 Week(s)
Comment:The participants are evaluated through a group video project, counting 20% of the final grade.
Exam code:MBA 24341
Grading scale:China
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Class participation
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration: -
Comment:The participants are evaluated through class participation, counting 40% of the final grade.
Exam code:MBA 24341
Grading scale:China
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Continuous assessment
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching on Campus
48 Hour(s)
Combination of experiential learning (HR simulation and case studies) and interactive lectures.
Student's own work with learning resources
42 Hour(s)
Case studies, professional and academic articles
Group work / Assignments
30 Hour(s)
Preparing a video on selected current topic in HRM.
Sum workload: 
120

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 4 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 110 hours.