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Human Resource Management

At a glance

Human resources and the way in which these are managed are one of the most important sources of an organisation’s competitive advantages. The most effective organisations are those who find unique ways to attract, retain and motivate its employees.

To successfully cope with an ever changing and challenging economical context, effective management of human potential is of critical importance. The most successful organisations are those who manage human resources in a professional and integrated manner. This does not only count for multinationals, but also for start-ups, as well as in the profit as non-for-profit industries.

This course is led by Koen Dewettinck and Dirk Buyens.

Approach to learning

The course will comprise of case studies, interviews, simulations and group discussion and sharing. The final assessment for this course is a group project where you will need to compare and critically reflect upon the HR policies, processes and or practices for the organisations represented in the group.

“Our goal is to support you in creating an engaging and high performing workplace. Next to exploring the organisational perspective we will boost your effectiveness in hiring, developing and managing people.”

Koen Dewettinck, lead of the Human Resource Management course.

Programme content

To understand the important pillars of modern HRM; recruitment and selection, job analysis and evaluation, career management, competence management, performance appraisal, HR development, compensation and benefits, and managing industrial relations.

During this Human Resource Management course you will examine:

  • An introduction into the HR field
  • Selecting the right people; branding, recruitment and selection (analysis, interviewing and online management)
  • Managing and rewarding employee performance
  • HR and organisational structure
  • Managing careers in a changing environment
  • Managing downsizing and restructuring processes
  • Managing industrial relations

“I particularly found the tutor presence to be very useful and I very much appreciated the in-depth knowledge and feedback I've received from the faculty.”

Steven Otten, online MBA participant

Knowledge into action

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the different areas within HRM and the importance of these pillars
  • Gain an integrated perspective on the strategic meaning of the HRM-function within an organisation
  • Develop a cross-industry view on management issues
  • Critically assess the cultural environment in your own organisation and the affect of outside influences
  • Understand the shared responsibility between top-management, line-management and HR-professionals and the idea of ‘Co-makership’
  • Compare and critically reflect upon HR policies, processes and practices in different companies, including your own

Accreditations & rankings

  • EQUIS
  • Association of MBAs
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Financial Times