Strategic Human Resource Management

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Strategic Human Resource Management

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Human Resources

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MG 2003 Management Principles or MG 3034 Managing People and Organizations

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

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  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Strategic management of people to enhance the organization’s effectiveness. Human resource management principles, strategies, processes and practices such as planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, rewarding and maintaining an effective workforce.

    Human capital is often considered as the single most important organizational asset and a potential source of competitive advantage. Managing human resources is becoming increasingly important as a result of globalization, and rapid technological and workforce changes. To manage the human resource strategically and effectively, students must be knowledgeable about the concepts, techniques and challenges facing organizations as they relate to the process of effective people management. The course introduces students to strategic human resource management as a field of theoretical study and of professional practice. It discusses the strategic, managerial and operational roles of human resource management in an organization, all of which must be understood for a successful career in this field.

    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Analyze the strategic role of human resource management in a competitive environment and evaluate the relationship between human resource management and organizational performance. (analysis and evaluation)
    2. Analyze and integrate the human resource management functions of job analysis, human resource planning, recruitment and selection, performance management, training and development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, maintenance and separation, and human resource information systems and assess their contribution to organizational effectiveness. (analysis, synthesis and evaluation)
    3. Synthesize and apply knowledge in human resource management to contemporary organizations. (synthesis and application)

    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the College, the following tools are used:
    • Classes consist of lectures, case studies, experiential exercises, and in-class discussion of related material.
    • Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor in order to consult and discuss issues related to the course content.
    • Use of the Blackboard learning platform: in order to enhance the teaching and learning process, instructors may use the site to post their announcements, upload related course material, lecture notes, assignment instructions and additional resources.


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