Strategic Human Resource Management (BALH3100)

Bachelor's course
For exchange students

This course is an introduction to Strategic HRM (Human Resource Management). HRM is critical for the survival of all types of organizations. Strategic HRM includes all activities concerning managing people and work within a company. Good leadership of human resources promotes effectiveness and profits organizations. This course introduces basic theories relevant for HRM, specifically focusing on core activities such as recruitment, performance management, human resource development and the employee-organization relationship. This course also introduces evaluation tools and methods used within the HR field. Strategic HRM will both be discussed and analyzed on an international and national level, with specific issues such as international recruitment and diversity management at the fore.

  • Admission requirements

    There are no specific requirements for this course.

  • How to apply

    International exchange students select courses when applying for exchange.

    Application deadline: 15 April.

  • Course description

    For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

  • Exam and assessment

    The following coursework requirements must have been approved in order for the student to take the exam:

    In groups, students have to interview a HR professional on different HR issues and topics, such as recruitment and selection, talent management, and career development. Each group will be assigned a different topic. The interviews have to be based on current HRM theory and literature. Groups have to present the results of the interview in class. Each group will be assigned an opponent group. Opponent groups have to prepare discussion questions and lead the in-class discussion.

    All required coursework must be completed and approved by the given deadline in order for the student to take the exam. If one or more coursework requirements have not been approved, the student will be given the opportunity to submit an improved version one time by the given deadline.  

    The exam in the course is a home exam over a period of 2 days/48 hours.

    The students have to write an individual paper. The exam paper must have a scope of 8 pages. Font and font size: Arial/Calibri 12 points. Line spacing: 1.5.

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