Checking date: 25/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Managing and Leading People
Study: Master in Human Resources (276)

Coordinating teacher: BONACHE PEREZ, JAIME ALFONSO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
At the end of the course participants will be able to ¿ Understand the challenges raised by an effective and social responsible management of people ¿ Know how to translate their understanding about effective management of people into policies and practices coherent with the organization strategy ¿ Critically evaluate the success of PM from multiples perspectives (e.g.: customers, owners, managers and employees) ¿ Know how to think strategically about the management of people in organizations. ¿ Know what needs to be done to implement PM policies to achieve competitive advantage through people. ¿ Understand that some parts of people management are fairly subtle and require deep analysis and some expert knowledge. ¿ Undertake team based and individual analyses of a range of people management issues and consider informed proposals to address them.
Description of contents: programme
Topic Block 1: The HR System Principles of High Performance Work Systems The Management of Low Skilled Employees Block 2: Recruitment and Selection Hiring Decisions Managing performance Block 3: Performance Management Beliefs and Evidences about Performance Management Managing performance I Managing performance II Block 4: Compensation Beliefs and Evidences about Compensation Incentives Block 5: Training and Development Drivers of Training Decisions Promotions Block 6: Organising HR HR as a Business Partner Wrap Up ¿
Learning activities and methodology
The course will be based on case studies, readings, some presentations, and, above all, the debate and the exchange of ideas and experiences. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to bring their insights and thoughts on the material assigned into class discussion. Most issues, cases and problems related to people management do not have one ¿right¿ answer, though some answers are more correct than others. Therefore, being ¿right¿ or ¿wrong¿ should not be your concern when participating. It is your viewpoint that is of interest to us. You are expected to critically listen to the contributions of your fellow students and if you disagree, explain why your viewpoint differs. Throughout the course, students will be asked to make presentations on the different topics and encouraged to bring their insights and thoughts on the material assigned into class discussion. Students will be also encouraged to consult different sources of information (webs, journals, career services, etc.). A significant part of the course workload will be done within learning teams. Group assignments will include a group presentation and case studies. You may contact the instructors at any time
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Baron and Kreps. Strategic Human Resources. John Wiley & Sons. 1999
  • Caligiuri, Lepak & Bonache. Managing the Global Workforce. John Wiley & Sons. 2010

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.