Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to make students able to work in a
senior position in the human resource department of a small to
a medium sized firm.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
analyse, plan and execute the Human Resource Management
strategy of a small to a medium sized firm.

Course contents

Strategic Human Resource Management
Workforce planning
Staff retention
Managing attendance and absence
Talent management
Setting pay
Health and well being

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Additional information

The teaching will take place in small groups. The number of
lectures will be kept to the minimum.

Recommended or required reading

Torrington, et al. Human Resource Management. Pearson..

Other reading material will be given in class

Study activities

  • Lectures - 5 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 50 hours
  • Small-group work - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 42 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 127 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 127 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Work in small groups, reports, a final examination. The groups
will meet every week with their instructor individually.


Eldon Sveinn


Eldon Sveinn

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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