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Course Overview

This course designed is for Business Management students and covers one of the most important functions in an organisation/business, that of Human Resource Management (HRM). HRM links people-related activities to the strategy of a business or organisation. This course develops an appreciation and understanding of the role of HRM in delivering on business strategy and organisational objectives. In doing so, the course introduces relevant concepts and theories in the field of HRM. Topics include: Evolution of HRM; International HRM; Recruitment and Selection; Reward and Performance Management; Training and Development; Work-Life Balance and Flexible Working; and Equality and Diversity

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Offshore Sustained Study No
  • Dr Feim Blakcori

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course is only available to undergraduate Business Management students at the AFG-University of Aberdeen campus in Qatar. Students will develop a critical awareness of key HRM theories and concepts, and how these can be applied in practice. The course is taught through interactive lectures and tutorials. Students are expected to engage fully with the material and read widely on each topic in order to demonstrate depth of understanding and an awareness of key issues within the HRM domain. Materials will be posted on MyAberdeen throughout the course. It is important that students check their email regularly for updates. The course requires full attendance and active participation in the class discussions and tutorial exercises.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

2,500-word Individual Essay (40%)

2,500-word Individual Essay (40%)

Group Presentation (20%) 



2,500-word Individual Essay (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandUnderstand the main functional areas within HRM (e.g. Recruitment and Selection; Reward and Performance Management; Training and Development).
ConceptualAnalyseAssess how HRM practices may impact on organisations and individuals.
ConceptualApplyApply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to the management of HRM issues within contemporary business contexts
ConceptualAnalyseExamine the effects of the changing context of work on HRM.
FactualUnderstandUnderstand the key factors that have shaped the emergence and development of HRM as a discipline.

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