BMP 2303 Human Resource Management

BMP 2303 Human Resource Management

Course code: 
BMP 2303
Department: 
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Credits: 
30
Course coordinator: 
Anders Gautvik-Minker
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
Executive - Bachelor of Management
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
Two semesters
Course codes for multi- or associated courses.
BMP 2304
BMP 2305
Introduction

Endringer i våre omgivelser som globalisering, teknologiutvikling, fokus på bærekraft, automatisering av arbeidsplasser, samt veksten i antall kunnskaps- og servicemedarbeidere er faktorer i som påvirker utviklingen av virksomheter, dette får også konsekvenser for HR arbeidet.

I dette programmet setter vi fokus på hva HR er, sentrale HR aktiviteter og hvordan ulike tilnærminger til HR praksis setter sitt preg på ansatte i virksomheter. Vi vi se på hva som fremmer og hemmer utvikling, endring, god ledelse, god rekruttering, kompetanseutvikling, klima i organisasjoner og de ansattes motivasjon. Perspektiver vi ønsker å belyse er hard versus myk HR og hvordan respektive systemer og tilnærminger bidrar til prestasjoner i organisasjoner.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

This program aims at giving students an overview of the most important theories within the area of human resource management.

This program aims at increasing the students' interest for work in the field of Human Resources.

This program should provide an increased understanding of the importance of human capital in contemporary organizations.

The program should teach typical HR skills relevant for recruitment, learning/development, and for health, environment and safety issues.

Learning outcomes - Skills

Programmet skal gi studentene grunnleggende ferdigheter:

  • til å kunne foreta enkle analyser og vurdere effekter av ulike HR systemer og tiltak
  • til å bidra i rekruttering, læring/opplæring og HMS arbeid.
  • til å tilrettelegge for endring og utvikling i egen organisasjon.
  • for utøvelse av god ledelese.
General Competence

Programmet har til hensikt å:

  • øke studentenes interesse og forståelse for arbeid innen HR feltet.
  • bidra til å øke studentenes etiske og samfunnsmessige refleksjoner.
  • utvikle holdninger som fremmer sunne, inkluderende og utviklende arbeidsmiljøer.
  • bidra til respekt for kunnskap, vitenskapelige og organisatoriske verdier, slik at de lærer etterrettelighet og redelighet i forskning og faglige fremstillinger.
Course content

The subject areas and lectures are organized in the following five parts: The first part is Strategic Human Resource Management, the second is Competence and Performance, the third is Social Dynamics and Relations, the fourth is Change and Restructuring and the fifth deals with the Leadership Role and its importance in implementing knowledge in human resource management.

Part 1. STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (28 hours)
·Strategic approaches to human resource management - overview
·Strategy and personnel policies
·The new personnel responsibility of the leader
·Common HR strategies and systems

Part 2. RESEARCH METHOD AND THESIS WORK (21 timer)
• Research and roads to knowledge
• Design of studies
• Research question and hypotheses
• Data collection and analysis
• Writing the thesis

Part 3. STRATEGIC COMPETENCE MANAGEMENT (21 hours)
·Personnel planning and competence analysis
·Mobilization of competence resources
·Learning and development of new competence
·Acquisition, recruitment and selection
·Selection methods
·Evaluation and follow-up of competence measures

Part 4. CHANGE PROCESSES AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING (21 hours)
·Job redesign and technology
·Organizational culture and change
·Models for organizational change
·Mergers and downsizing
·Organizational learning

Part 5. SOCIAL DYNAMICS AND RELATIONSHIPS (21 hours)
·Perception of self and others
·The individual in the group
·Team and team building
·Psychosocial work environment
·Organizational culture

Part 6. HEALTH AND SAFETY, EMPLOYMENT LAWS, AND WORK ETHICS (14 hours)
·Health and safety work
·Tools for health and safety work
·Work contracts, work environment, rights
·Employment ethics
·Ethics and HRM

Part 7. LEADER ROLES AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (21 hours)
·Leader roles and leader functions
·Competence and performance management
·Human relations leadership
·Leadership for change
·Strategic leadership

Teaching and learning activities

The course is based on classroom activities including lectures, group work, group presentations, as well as supervision related to theterm paper. 

At the beginning of the program each student has to choose a topic for his/her term paper. This can be based on a problem in his/her own organization or on an in-depth study of a theoretical problem. As part of the teaching, students have to hand in a 5 page thesis outline, including research problem and prosedure for data collection.
The term paper may be written indiviually or in groups of up to three students. The written examination will be based on all the subject areas included in the program.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Required prerequisite knowledge

No prerequisites are required, but students ought to have basic knowledge in the area of organizational behaviour and leadership.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
BMP 23031
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
60No2 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3)
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
BMP 23032
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
40No72 Hour(s)Individual
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:2 Semester(s)
Comment:
Exam code:BMP 23031
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:72 Hour(s)
Comment:
Exam code:BMP 23032
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching140Hour(s)
Self study460Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments200Hour(s)
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:140 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Self study
Duration:460 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
Duration:200 Hour(s)
Comment:
Sum workload: 
800

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 30 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 800 hours.