Human Resource Management


The course is an introduction to human resources management (HRM) and its contribution to the workplace. It serves to familiarise students who hope to become managers or team leaders during their careers with some of the issues they will have to deal with.
Discussion on the role of HR in organisations and cover a broad range of topics associated with HR management from the perspective of the HR professional, the manager and the employee. Among other things, in this course we look at the effective management of human capital, the importance of and the challenges associated with attracting, recruiting, retaining, training, motivating and developing employees and the challenges of managing a diverse workforce.
The course is interactive in nature and preparation.
Participation in class is an essential part of the learning process. Practical exercises and cases will be provided and analysed in class.


Learning outcomes – On completion of this course students shall be able to:

  • Explain and understand the role of HR in organisations and the responsibilities of HR professionals, managers, and employees in the employment relationship.
  • Explain and understand key concepts and theories of HRM.


  • Analyse and assess various HR matters within organisations using key concepts and theories of HRM.
  • Apply key concepts and theories in proposing well-reasoned decisions and solutions to HRM issues
  • Investigate how HRM is responding to current business trends, opportunities, and challenges.


  • Assess and interpret basic HR needs in organisations.
  • Make informed propositions on how to resolve actual HR problems or issues.
  • Make an assessment of different contextual factors that may determine the choice of action in HRM.

Why Bifröst?

  1. Constant workload trains students in group and team work
  2. Small university that emphasises personal service
  3. We aim for personal development and social participation
  4. Friendly campus for individuals and families
  5. Active quality control and innovative teaching methods