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Human resource management (HR)

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Students gain through this course knowledge of main personnel policy topics, issuses and methods.

Learning outcome

After completing the course students are expected to have the following knowledge, skills and general knowledge:
  • have basic knowledge of key principles, themes and issues in personnel management
  • have knowledge of key processes, tools and workingmethods in HR management
  • have knowledge of research and development in the field and current debates and trends
  • have knowledge of the subject area history, development and place within organizations and service industry

  • able to participate in governance processes and apply scientific knowledge for planning and implementing organizations' HR policy
  • able to apply and master the relevant methods and tools in HR management
  • able to analyze and define the employees' work situation and adjust and tailor HRM on individual -, group, and organizational level
  • able to reflect on and clarify their own and others' roles and responsibilities in the HR policy workspace

General competence:
  • have knowledge of relevant ethical challenges and issues in the HR policy workspace
  • to identify, analyze and disseminate key subject matter both written and oral, individually and in cooperation with other
  • to locate and relate the field of HR management in relation to the field of management in general
  • have expertise in academic writing technique


Students will gain knowledge on how to organize and work with personnel planning, staffing and recruitment, socialization into the work organization, supervision of employees through performance reviews and other important discourses, practical conflict resolution in the service industry, training, competence- and career development, and Safety, Health and Environment - issues (HES). Students will further be made more conscious of their own values, norms and experiences, and the value of human resources in service businesses. This also implies an insight into the importance of communication in the different interactions.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Written assignment and written examination
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam3/54 hoursA - FRelevant laws and regulations.
Home exam2/57 daysA - FAll.

Coursework requirements

Være til stede på 5 presentasjoner (20 min. muntlig framføring) i tillegg til sin egen

Course teacher(s)

Head of Department
Trude Furunes
Course coordinator
Åse Helene Bakkevig Dagsland
Course teacher
Kristin Engh

Method of work

Lectures and group work.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Human resource management (HR) (BHO290_1) 10

Open to

Hotel management
Hotel Management - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Tourism Management - Bachelor's Degree Programme

Course assessment

The course will follow the student evaluation procedures established by the University of Stavanger and Social Sciences.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 15.08.2020