Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMBA516
Course Unit DetailsMBA Business Administration (MBA) (Required Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated5
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Identify and discuss the scope and major functions of the HR department and critically examine and evaluate the major trends impacting the role of HRM within organizations.
  2. Demonstrate and explore the steps involved in the recruitment and selection process.
  3. Apply and analyze the main techniques involved in the training process within organizations.
  4. Illustrate and explain the importance and impact of performance appraisals.
  5. Critically evaluate major trends impacting practices in salary administration and apply the various incentive plans available.
  6. Illustrate the meaning of leadership by exploring its relationship to management and power.
  7. Apply and analyse the various approaches to leadership, namely generic, situational, and emerging.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

I. ManagingHuman Resources

Activities, Functions, Importance, and The Changing Role of HRM

Strategic Planning and HRM

HR in the different stages of a firm’sinternationalization and for cooperative global ventures


II. Staffing

The Recruitment and Selection process

ApplicationForms, Tests, Interviews and other Selection Techniques.

Sourcesof recruitment in international businesses

Selectioncriteria for overseas assignments



The Training Process and Techniques

Training in international firms

Evaluating the Training and DevelopmentEffort


Importance of Performance Appraisal

Appraisal Methods

V. Monetary Compensation

Wages and Salary Administration, Pay Structure

Incentive Plans and Employee Benefits


The nature of leadership

Leadership and management – Leadership and power

VII.Leadership Approaches

Generic, Situational,Emerging approaches to leadership
Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Gary, A. Y. (2012). Leadership in Organizations. 8th Edition. Prentice Hall.
  • Dessler, G. (2012). Human Resource Management. 13th Edition. Prentice Hall.
  • Dessler, G. (2012). Framework for human resource management. 7th Edition. Pearson. Prentice Hall.
  • Griffin, W.R. (2012). Management 11th Edition, South-Western College Pub.
  • Gomes-Mejia, L., Balkin, D., & Cardy, R. (2011). Managing human resources. 7th Edition. Pearson. Prentice Hall.
  • Foot M., & Hook C. (2011). Introducing Human Resource Management. 6th edition. Prentice Hall.
  • Northouse, P. G. (2012). Leadership: Theory and Practice. 6th Edition. Sage Publications.
  • Nohria, N., Khurana, R. (2010). Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice. Harvard Business Review.
Planned learning activities and teaching methodsLectures,Class discussions, Articles analysis, Group case studies discussion,presentation, and solution.
Assessment methods and criteria
Group Case Study Presentation20%
Group Case Study Solution20%
Final Exam60%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO