Checking date: 09/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Managing People
Master in Management (Plan: 404 - Estudio: 262)

Coordinating teacher: STIRPE , LUIGI

Department assigned to the subject: Business Administration Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
This course is taught in the second semester. Students should pass all the courses in the first semster.
At the end of the course, students should be able to: - Explain what it means to manage employees strategically; - Describe the standards of "good" Human Resource (HR) strategies; - Describe the essential HR initiatives managers can use to contribute to deploy a firm's strategy, such as: Job design and HR planning; Recruitment and selection Training; Performance management; Compensation; - Explain the main challenges managers may come across when it comes to developing and implementing HR initiatives, and discuss some strategies to face such challenges.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The course Managing People presents the main topics of HRM from a strategic perspective: - Effective deign of HR strategies - Talent attraction policies (recruitment and selection) - Talent development policies (training and career management) - Performance management programmes - Compensation policies - Effective implementation of HR strategies
Learning activities and methodology
The course will be based on case studies, a reading list, and presentations. Discussing and sharing ideas and experiences will be pivotal for the development of the course. Students will be encouraged to share their insights and thoughts in class discussions. As with other areas of HRM, most issues, cases and problems will not have one ¿right¿ answer, although some answers will be more valid than others. Thus, being ¿right¿ or ¿wrong¿ should not be a major concern for students when participating in class discussions. All viewpoints will be of interest. Everyone is expected to adopt a critical approach to their peers¿ contributions, and any disagreement should be explained. Each student is expected to be: - Prepared for each class session, whereby assigned readings, exercises and case studies are to be completed as required - A committed and loyal contributor to the learning team - Respectful and polite in class discussions and activities - Present at all classes - Punctual
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • David Lepak & Mary Gowan. Human Resource Management. Managing employees for competitive advantage. Pearson. 2010
Additional Bibliography
  • Gomez-Mejia, L., Balkin D., and Cardy, R. . Managing Human Resources, 8th Edition. . Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education. 2017

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.