Course code AOS338

AOS338 Strategic HR

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Course responsible: Nicolay Andre Melsæter Worren
Teachers: Flemming Ulrik Meisner
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2016H
Course contents:
HR strategy, organization of the HR function, key strategic HR processes such as performance management, employee development, organizational development, measurement and continuous improvement, and recruitment and selection, 
Learning outcome:


  • Awareness of the key tasks performed by HR advisors and HR leaders related to strategic HRM
  • Knowlegde of the main approaches and perspectives within the scholarly literature on HRM


  • Be able to evaluate assumptions related to key concepts/frameworks/theories, as well as identify similarities, differences and linkages across different concepts/frameworks/theories related to HRM
  • Be able to suggest an approach to resolve key HR challenges (as one may encounter in practice) using course concepts (e.g., utilizing concepts, frameworks and methods from the academic literature). 
  • Be able to work effectively in a group that is responsible for a common deliverable
  • Be able to present and discuss ideas and concepts verbally to a group in an effective way
  • Be able to describe and critique ideas and concepts related to this topic in writing using effective language

Other learning intentions

  • Increased awareness of the importance of HRM
  • Increased awareness of one's own knowledge and skill level with regard to HRM
  • Increased motivation to further develop one's own knowledge and skills related to HRM
  • Overview of and interest in the literature in the area
Learning activities:
Lectures, group work, cases, and exercises. Active participation is expected. 
Textbook will be announced later. 
Bachelor degree or equivalent. 
Recommended prerequisites:
One or more social science courses. 

Exam: One group assignment count 30% of the total grade and individual written exam, 3 hours, count 70% of the total grade. All support materials allowed.

Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått

Nominal workload:
150 hours.
Reduction of credits:
5 credits overlap with AOS331.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått