Strategic Human Resource Management(E)

level of course unit

First Cycle

Learning outcomes of course unit

At the end of this course students have a deeper knowledge of HR-organization and processes in a strategic point of view. They are able to deal with the managing of strategic human resourcing in a complex and uncertain organizational, social and economic context. The students know how to ask the right questions and set up their own point of view on strategic, social and ethical topics of HR in modern international companies. They are able to think on certain HR-problems strategically and develop creative and innovative solutions for these problems as to set goals and achieve them.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Accredited students of University of Applied Sciences of Kufstein and International Program

course contents

Demographic changes, global acting international companies, fast communication and technology-changes as well as ethical questions and a wide diversity of employees in staff and projects force the need for strategic human resource management. The course therefore deals with questions of HR organization, strategies and human resourcing, managing uncertainty, questions of ethics and strategic decisions, employment law and HR strategies, diversity and performance management. It gives an insight into processes of HR from recruitment to exit, reward systems and management development from strategic point of view, knowing that strategic HR is working in and for modern companies that are working international and knowledge based.

recommended or required reading

Will be noted within course

assessment methods and criteria

Coursework 40%
Coursework 60%

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Susanne Gellweiler

year of study

First Cycle

recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery

Face to Face

work placement(s)


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