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wir090 - Human Resource Management (Complete module description)
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Module label Human Resource Management
Module abbreviation wir090
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Economics)
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Business Administration and Law (Bachelor) > Aufbaubereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
  • Bachelor's Programme Business Informatics (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
  • Bachelor's Programme Business Informatics (Bachelor) > Wahlbereich Informatik, Kultur und Gesellschaft
  • Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor) > Wahlbereich Informatik, Kultur und Gesellschaft
  • Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Bachelor's Programme Sustainability Economics (Bachelor) > Wahlpflichtbereich
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor) > Schwerpunkt Management und Ökonomie
  • Master of Education Programme (Vocational and Business Education) Economics and Business Administration (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
  • Master's Programme Business Informatics (Master) > Module der Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften (Master)
Responsible persons
  • Junker-Michel, Mareike (Module counselling)
  • Breisig, Thomas (Module counselling)
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Breisig, Thomas (module responsibility)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Upon completion of the module (two complementary lectures), students will be able to:
  • understand the complex issues, challenges and fields of action in organisational Human Resource (HR) Management;
  • analyse, interpret and manage HR issues within heterogeneous fields of stakeholders and environments;
  • effectively analyse and apply HR instruments according to the specific practical context;
  • develop skills to self-reflection by dealing with theoretical as well as practical issues in HR Management and are able to press their point within the scientific discussion;
  • are able to locate a specific research question within the scientific discussion in the field of Human Resource Management and to interlink, reflect and evaluate it accordingly.

By attending the non-compulsory tutorials and participating in lecture discussions, students can develop their own position on the inter-linkages between theoretical approaches and practical courses of action. Students will thus be able to identify problems, analyse them critically, and develop solutions. As they have the opportunity to work in small groups within the tutorials and to participate during lecture discussions, students may also learn to handle different points of view and discuss constructively. Overall they will be prepared for the specific requirements faced in the field of HR Management.
Module contents
Students develop theoretical as well as practical insights into the backgrounds and specific characteristics of “Human Resource” Management, in particular the following:
- origins and theoretical basis
- development and framework requirements
- workforce planning
- recruitment and selection
- work organisation
- working time organisation
- leadership
- performance reviews
- training and development
- compensation
- staff reduction
Recommended reading
Berthel, J. / Becker, F. D. (2013), Personal-Management. Grundzüge für Konzeptionen betriebli¬cher Personalarbeit, 10thedition, Schäffer-Pöschel, Stuttgart.
Breisig, T. / Michel, M. (2016): Personal: Grundlagen und Handlungsfelder aus arbeitspolitischer Perspektive, 2nd edition, NWB, Herne.
Oechsler, W.A. / Paul, C. (2015), Personal und Arbeit. Einführung in das Personalmanagement, 10thedition, de Gruyter, Berlin et al.
Scholz, C. (2014), Personalmanagement. Informationsorientierte und verhaltenstheoretische Grundlagen, 6thedition, Vahlen, München.

Further literature will be announced during the semester according to the particular lecture/seminar content.
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Module level
Type of module
Teaching/Learning method
Previous knowledge
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 4 56
2 WiSe 28
Total module attendance time 84 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture period and at the end of the semester
written exam