6 ECTS credits
167 u studietijd

Aanbieding 1 met studiegidsnummer 4017121EEW voor werkstudenten in het 2e semester met een verdiepend master niveau.

Semester
2e semester
Inschrijving onder examencontract
Mogelijk
Beoordelingsvoet
Beoordeling (0 tot 20)
2e zittijd mogelijk
Ja
Inschrijvingsvereisten
Students must have taken 'Introduction to Management and HRM', before they can enroll in 'Human Resource Management'.
Onderwijstaal
Engels
Faculteit
Faculteit Sociale Wetensch & SolvayBusinessSchool
Verantwoordelijke vakgroep
Business
Onderwijsteam
Imke Dirkx
Chris Wuytens (titularis)
Onderdelen en contacturen
21 contacturen Hoorcollege
6 contacturen Werkcolleges, practica en oefeningen
140 contacturen Zelfstudie en externe werkvormen
Inhoud

In the course Human Resource Management students develop a general understanding of how human resource decisions contribute to individual, team, and organizational effectiveness, and to a firm’s sustained competitive advantage. This knowledge can be applied in small, medium, and large firms, as well as non-profits. The course covers topics such as:

  • The historical background of HRM,
  • HR roles,
  • Strategic HRM (SHRM),
  • Job analysis and competency modeling,
  • Recruitment and employer branding,
  • Personnel selection and assessment,
  • Performance appraisal and management,
  • Training and development, 
  • Compensation and benefits,
  • Careers,
  • Employee well-being. 

The course approaches the management of human resources from a strategic perspective. The strategic perspective describes how each of the basic HR functions has its own part within the overall strategic plan of the organization and contributes to organizational performance. The course further takes an evidence-based approach to HRM which aims to help students in developing critical judgment in making decisions that impact the well-being and performance of organizations and employees.

Studiemateriaal
Cursustekst (Vereist) : Managing Human Resources: A Balanced Approach (Part I), Bert Schreurs, VUB, 2220170010038, 2023
Digitaal cursusmateriaal (Vereist) : Lecture slides, teacher notes, and the material used for the practicals will be made available, Canvas
Bijkomende info

Teaching Methods

- Lecture: collective contact-dependent moments during which the lecturer engages with learning materials
- Seminar, Exercises or Practicals (Practical): collective or individual contact-dependent moments during which the students are guided to actively engage with learning materials
- Independent or External Form of Study (Self): independent study

This description of the teaching methods is indicative, in order to assess the expected study load.

Contact hours: 29 hours

  • Lectures course coordinator (on campus): 21 hours 
  • Practical sessions (online): 6 hours
  • Individual guidance (course chat, discussion boards): 2 hours

Self: 140 hours

  • Assignment: 32 hours
  • Keeping up with the course material (incl. syllabus) during the semester: 60 hours
  • Preparing for the exam: 40 hours
  • Answering self-test questions: 8 hours
Leerresultaten

General competencies

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. identify and describe the key concepts and frameworks for human resource management;
  2. describe the fundamentals and functionality of the different HR domains;
  3. understand and explain how the HR domains separately and in combination contribute to sustained competitive advantage;
  4. critically analyze factors that influence the strategic management of human resources in today’s international environment;
  5. evaluate the extent to which an organization’s HR architecture is in accordance with the most recent scientific evidence;
  6. identify causes of HR-related problems and formulate recommendations based on the best available evidence.

Beoordelingsinformatie

De beoordeling bestaat uit volgende opdrachtcategorieën:
Examen Schriftelijk bepaalt 100% van het eindcijfer

Binnen de categorie Examen Schriftelijk dient men volgende opdrachten af te werken:

  • Schriftelijk Examen met een wegingsfactor 90 en aldus 90% van het totale eindcijfer.
  • Individuele Paper met een wegingsfactor 10 en aldus 10% van het totale eindcijfer.

Aanvullende info mbt evaluatie

(!) In accordance with the supplementary faculty regulations to article 8§3 of the Teaching and Examination Regulations, the examination in the first examination session for all students only takes place in the additional examination block, organized in the two weeks following the spring break.

Evaluation 1st session:

  • Written examination. The written examination accounts for 90% of the total grade. The exam tests students' knowledge and understanding about the course material (syllabus). The exam consists of multiple-choice questions. "Standard setting" will be applied to compensate for questions students answer correctly by guessing. When applying standard setting, students will not lose points if they answer a multiple-choice question wrongly but must answer more than the traditional 50% of questions correctly to pass the exam. Depending on the number of students, the catch-up exam may take a different format (e.g., written exam with open-ended questions).
  • Individual paper. The individual paper accounts for 10% of the total grade. Students must write an individual paper reflecting on their own knowledge, skills, abilities (and other characteristics) based on the results of various self-assessments. They do this from the point of view of employer and employee. If the paper is not submitted or is submitted after the due date, the grade for this component will be zero.

Evaluation 2nd session:

  • Written examination. The written examination accounts for 90% of the total grade. The exam tests students' knowledge and understanding about the course material (syllabus). The exam consists of multiple-choice questions. "Standard setting" will be applied to compensate for questions students answer correctly by guessing. When applying standard setting, students will not lose points if they answer a multiple-choice question wrongly but must answer more than the traditional 50% of questions correctly to pass the exam. Depending on the number of students, the catch-up exam may take a different format (e.g., written exam with open-ended questions).
  • Individual paper. The grade from the first session is carried over to the second session. There is no possibility of retaking the assignment.
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Academische context

Deze aanbieding maakt deel uit van de volgende studieplannen:
Master in de onderwijskunde: Standaard traject
Master in de ingenieurswetenschappen: bouwkunde: Standaard traject
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Master of Civil Engineering: Standaard traject (BRUFACE) (enkel aangeboden in het Engels)
Master of Educational Sciences: Standaard traject (enkel aangeboden in het Engels)
Master of Biomedical Research: Standaard traject (enkel aangeboden in het Engels)
Master in de bewegings- en sportwetenschappen: Afstudeerrichting fysieke activiteit, fitheid en gezondheid - profiel sportbeleid en sportmanagement
Master in de bewegings- en sportwetenschappen: Afstudeerrichting sporttraining en coaching - profiel sportbeleid en sportmanagement
Master in het sociaal recht: Standaard traject