Course Description

Course Name

Personnel Management

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course will provide undergraduate business students an intensive overview of selected topics within general areas of human resource management, helping students to be effective managers and executives within organizations. A major assumption of the course is that all managers are accountable to their organizations for the impact of their human resource management activities. Further, this course is based on the premise that people employed in an organization represent key resources through which sustainable competitive advantage is achieved.

The focus of the course will be learning how to apply theories, policies, and practices to the real-world challenges of managing people in different work settings and occupations. At the end of the semester, students should be able to recall key HR concepts, apply HR-related knowledge to resolve management-related problems, and know precisely where the responsibilities of the HR department and line managers overlap and where they diverge.

The course will offer a range of learning opportunities. Students will take an active role in leading a discussion of cases and providing critical commentary on them. Each class will involve discussion and dialogue as major elements of the learning process, while lectures will provide grounding for subject content. Individuals will be responsible for completing reading assignments and participating in ongoing discussion of those readings. Students will be challenged to integrate the knowledge gained from other business core courses and apply that accumulated knowledge to business case studies in this course. Students will engage in active research and analytical problem- solving related to managing human resources and frequently be called upon to brief the class on their findings.

Course requirements are designed to strengthen students? understanding about:

  • Strategy and current trends in HRM
  • Employment-related legal environment and technological forces relevant to HRM, and their impact on managing human resources
  • The role and importance of job analysis and job design in HRM
  • Effective HR planning and attracting potential applicants
  • Selecting employees and placing them in jobs
  • Training employees and career development
  • Measuring and managing employee performance
  • Compensating employees appropriately and effectively
  • Separating and retaining employees



*Course content subject to change