Human Resources Management (Master Bedrijfskunde)

In the course Human Resources Management students develop a general understanding of how human resource decisions contribute to individual, team, and organizational effectiveness, and to a firm’s sustained competitive advantage. This knowledge can be applied in small, medium, and large firms, as well as non-profits.

The course approaches the management of human resources from a strategic perspective. The strategic perspective describes how each of the basic HR functions has its own part within the overall strategic plan of the organization and contributes to organizational performance.

The course further takes an evidence-based approach to HRM which aims to help students in developing critical judgment in making decisions that impact the well-being and performance of organizations and employees.


Human Resources Management (Bachelor Business Economics)

In the course Human Resources Management students learn the fundamentals and basic techniques of human resource management. The course 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 following HR functions will be discussed: Job analysis, recruitment and employer branding, selection, training and development, performance appraisal and management, compensation and benefits, career management, and change management.


Organizational Design (Master TEW)

The course Organizational Design is an advanced course in the field of management and strategy. The course is organized around three main themes: the organization and its environment, organizational design, and organizational change.

Part 1 introduces the basic idea of organizations as social systems, and shows how organizational strategy relates to organization design.

Part 2 considers the various open system elements that influence organization structure and design, and describes how organization design is related to myriad internal organizational factors.

Part 3 shifts to dynamic processes and includes topics such as organizational culture, innovation, decision-making, conflict and power.