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040571 FK BW VM: Organization and Human Resource Mgmt. (B) (2012W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 02.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 09.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 16.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 23.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 30.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 06.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 13.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 20.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 27.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 04.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 11.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 11.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Großer Hörsaal 2
Tuesday 18.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 08.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 15.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 22.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 29.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Introductory Meeting will take place on the 2nd of October 2012. Attendance for this meeting is definitely necessary. No-show students will be replaced by students from the waiting list who attend the introductory meeting.
This course serves as an introduction to human resource (HR) management. We focus on the general manager and on the key issues that every manager facing for HR management (among others, staffing, compensation, and performance management).
Strategic human resources management is one of the key items for achieving firm and acute strategic objectives. This course examines how managers can develop and implement effective and efficient human resource practices to achieve the strategic objectives of their firms. Effective management of human resources provides a sustainable competitive advantage, critical to the success of any enterprise. We will place special emphasis on how HR decisions are influenced by internal and external forces to the firm, including (but not limited to) business strategy, global competition, technological change, and workforce characteristics. We will, however, not cover operational details of HR departments such as the design of appraisal systems or the nitty-gritty of administering HR policies and procedures (such as interviews).

Assessment and permitted materials

Course assessment: Grade Composition:
Class Participation 10%
Written Group Assignment 30%
Group Presentation 10%
Final Exam 50%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Students are required to active participation and discuss the presented class material and the assigned case that we will use throughout this course. The case assignments provide an especially important foundation for both lectures and discussions and must be completed prior to the indicated class session. Students learn the most when they understand the underlying theoretical principles and then translate these principles into specific behavioral practices. Apparently, there are limits to how experiential this class can be, however, we will use every opportunity to actually apply what we are learning through class exercises, discussions and case analyses. Also learning to work with and through people is arguably one of the most important business skills students will acquire with the group projects.

Reading list

Multiple copies of the following book are available in library:
Baron, James N.; Kreps, David M.: Strategic Human Resources:
Frameworks for General Managers, New York, etc.: John Wiley, 1999
Moreover, the underlying case studies for each of the groups will be made available in the Moodle e-learning environment for the course to allow all students background information on the cases for further discussion in class.

Association in the course directory

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