Organization and Human Resource Management

Module WI000777

This Module is offered by Chair of Psychology (Prof. Kehr).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2011/2

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2012WS 2011/2

Basic Information

WI000777 is a semester module in German or English language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This module description is valid to WS 2012/3.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 60 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Human Resouce Management: - Fundamentals of HRM - Strategic HRM, - Work and organization, - Personnel planning, - Personnel selection, - Performance assessment - Training and development, - Personnel controlling Introduction to Strategy and Organization: This lectures introduces the basic principles of strategy and organizations. Contents will include specific topics within strategy and organization, as for example - Organization theories - Organizational resources and capabilities - Organizational structure - Coopertion within organizations Specific topics will be updated and adapted due to current trends and developments.

Learning Outcome

After participating in the module, students will be able to understand and apply the basic principles of the following aspects of strategy, organization and HRM: - Principal elements of strategy and organization - Analyses of the status quo of organizations (strengths, weaknessess, opportunities, threads) - Identification and evaluation of future strategies for organizations - Fundamentals of HRM - Personnel planning tools, - Personnel selection, - Working time management, - Performance assessment - Personnel controlling



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Introduction to Strategy and Organization (WI100777, WI000656) Donnerstag, 13:15–16:30
VO 2 Personalmanagement (WI100777) Donnerstag, 13:15–16:30
sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine

Learning and Teaching Methods



Presentation slides, books, articles, cases


Slides Grant (2010) Contemporary strategy analysis Additional pages and chapters from various textbooks covering strategy and organization, amongst others - Daft, Murphy, & Willmot (2010) Organization theory and design - Volberda, Morgan, Reinmoeller, Hitt, Ireland, & Hoskisson (2011) Strategic management - Child (2005) Organization: Contemporary principles and practice - Jones (2007) Organizational theory, design, and change - Hodge, Anthony, & Gales (2002) Organization theory: A strategic approach - Klimecki, R. G. & Gmür, M. (2005). Personalmanagement. Stuttgart: UTB. - Scholz, C. (2000). Personalmanagement (5. Aufl.) München: Vahlen. - Noe, R. A. et al., (2006). Human resource management (6th ed.). NY: McGraw-Hill.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Grading is based on a written exam. The exam consists of two separate 60min exams (Personalmanagement and Introduction to Strategy and Organization, respectively). Both exams comprise short answer questions and multiple-choice questions. Results of both exams are combined. To pass the exam you must have at least 50% of the total points.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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