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040608 UK Human Resource Management (BA) (2019W)

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

Summary

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).
Registration information is available for each group.

Groups

Group 1

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 15.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 22.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 29.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 05.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 12.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 19.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 26.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 03.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 10.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 17.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 07.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 14.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 21.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 28.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Assessment and permitted materials

Lecture will be based on the following topics:
Employment and Economics/Sociology
Employment as a Social Relation
The Five Factors
Consistent HR Practices
Internal Labor Markets
High-Commitment HR
Performance Evaluation
Pay for Performance
There will be several sources of evidence of each student’s performance in this course:
Group Presentation and Written Case Analyses: A group assignment will be part of the grade. Students are asked to form teams of (Max.) 5 students per team. Each group will receive a case study focusing on critical HR aspects for large established corporations. The purpose of the case study is to follow a company, their HR issues and resulting problems more closely and provide recommendations. The cases will provide a great depth of detail that goes well beyond the information on companies available through their website and casual observations. As the list of companies entails a wide variety of industries it will provide a great basis for discussion of HR problems in practice.
Final Examination: This is a close book examination that covers the entire course, both class lectures and discussions as well as the required reading.
Course Participation: class participation is vital and contributes to the quality and richness of the course and student learning. The professors will utilize a combination of means for assessing participation over the course of the semester.
Final grades will be computed based on the above percentage shares and assigned as grades.
Passing grades can generally not be earned by students who miss more than 10% of the total class-time.
Final exam is comprehensive. Make-up exams will not be given unless the student has a medical or other serious reason, in which case the student must be able to obtain certificated documents right away.
Exam review is possible during regular semester time by appointment.
The final grade will be derived from the cumulative point system.
1 for Excellent
2 for Very good
3 for Satisfied
4 for Pass
5 for Fail

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The objective of this course is to impart competent knowledge in Human Resource Management. A good understanding of the concepts of the Management module is helpful.

Examination topics

1. Course Participation: course participation accounts for 10% of the final course grade.
2. Group Presentation and Written Case Analyses: 40% of the final course grade
3. Final Examination: the exam grade counts for 50% of the final course grade.

Reading list

Lecture slides and handouts.
James Baron/David Kreps, Strategic Human Resources – Frameworks for General Managers
case studies relevant for group topics

Group 2

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 15.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 22.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 29.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 05.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 12.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 19.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 26.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 03.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 10.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 17.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 07.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 14.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 21.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 21.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 28.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Assessment and permitted materials

Lecture will be based on the following units:
Employment and Economics/Sociology
Employment as a Social Relation
The Five Factors
Consistent HR Practices
Internal Labor Markets
High-Commitment HR
Performance Evaluation
Pay for Performance

There will be several sources of evidence of each student’s performance in this course: written case analyses and a final examination.
1- Group Presentation and Written Case Analyses: A group assignment will be part of the grade. Students are asked to form teams of (Max.) 5 students per team. Each group will receive a case study focusing on critical HR aspects for large established corporations. The purpose of the case study is to follow a company, their HR issues and resulting problems more closely and provide recommendations. The cases will provide a great depth of detail that goes well beyond the information on companies available through their website and casual observations. As the list of companies entails a wide variety of industries it will provide a great basis for discussion of HR problems in practice.
40% of the final course grade (with both presentation and written assignment accounting for 40% of the course grade).
2 - Final Examination: This is a close book examination that covers the entire course, both class lectures and discussions as well as the required reading. The exam grade counts for 50% of the final course grade.
3 - Course Participation: class participation is vital and contributes to the quality and richness of the course and student learning. The professors will utilize a combination of means for assessing participation over the course of the semester. Course participation accounts for 10% of the final course grade.
Grading:
Final grades will be computed based on the above percentage shares and assigned as grades.
Passing grades can generally not be earned by students who miss more than 10% of the total class-time.
Final exam is comprehensive. Make-up exams will not be given unless the student has a medical or other serious reason, in which case the student must be able to obtain certificated documents right away.
Exam review is possible during regular semester time by appointment.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The objective of this course is to impart competent knowledge in Human Resource Management. A good understanding of the concepts of the Management module is helpful.

Examination topics

class attendance and participation, group presentation, written assignment, exam

Reading list

James Baron/David Kreps, Strategic Human Resources – Frameworks for General Managers
Case studies

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is designed for students to gain the knowledge which can be employed within a variety of business contexts. Human resources are key aspects to organizational success or failure. HR management can be defined as the effective use of human capital in an organization through the management of people-related activities. It involves leadership, values, employment planning, recruiting and selecting employees, training and compensating them, and evaluating their performance. It also significantly influences the corporate culture and norms. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the basic principles and techniques of human resource management. It takes a practical view that integrates the contributions of the behavioral sciences with the technical aspects of implementing the HR function in the ‘real world.’ The students are expected to learn a great deal about those roles. All managers, no matter what their specialization, play an integral role in carrying out HR policies and practices in their organization – and they have to deal with their organization’s human resources department. General managers are concerned with setting and implementing overall strategy. Achieving strategic objectives of the firm is only possible with an effective and efficient management of human resources. In this context general managers have leading role to set and implement the HR strategy. The implementation of the firm`s HR policies is best done with at least the participation of line managers in the field, rather than being left to HR specialists. Therefore, we focus on the role of general (and other top-level) managers and on the wider spectrum of organizational implications in forming and implementing strategies. Thus, a basic understanding of human resource management is essential whether a student works in a government agency, financial services, hospital, high technology industry, retail, educational institution, or other type of organization. A key objective of this course is to show that HR management is more than just accepting employment applications and keeping records; it is a central and strategic organizational activity of increasing complexity and importance.
Given the limited number of available places I strongly recommend all of you interested in attending the course to attend the first introductory meeting, otherwise vacant places will be fulfilled.

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