Human Resources Management

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Resources Management

  • Host University

    Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Human Resources, Marketing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Please note that unlike all other 45 hour courses at the UAB, this course meets only once per week for twice as long (3 hours and 40 minutes), and will include visits to local companies.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    The objective of this course is to enable students to find their place in organizations by developing the appropriated competencies and promoting the right attitudes and behaviour. In order to balance life and career pursuits, nowadays, we talk about managing career trajectories. Ethics and Tech Savvy have also become critical. Students will have to design a marketing plan where they are the product. We will study the latest trends in job searching as well as web 2.0 technologies to create ones personal branding and product placement in the labour market.

    The program invites students to reflection on the use of diverse tools. The feedback they get from both the teacher and their colleagues (from different nationalities) is very important; as the former and the later may act as a focus group from the worldwide marketplace.



    • Fluent in English
    • Students who enroll in this class have to be ready to take the initiative in planning their career adopting an active role during classes.



         1. Develop the creative potential.

         2. Appraise the personal and professional profile with the help of the team members, acquaintances and friends.

         3. Define the objectives within the life-trajectories paradigm making the right choices, solving problems and developing critical thinking.

         4. Formulate the marketing plan enhancing the tech savvy aspect.

         5. Develop the skills to handle job interviews with success.

         6. Differentiate your brand in every promotion tool: résumé, bio, video curriculum, cover letters, blogs, and social networks.

         7. Manage their networking to build bonds.

         8. Explore the market and the occupations trends related to each participant’s choice.

         9. Improve the emotional intelligence in uncertain, diverse, flexible and cross-cultural environments.

         10. Become a responsible leader or entrepreneur with ethics, excellence, initiative, influence, accountability, tolerance to frustration and optimism; using communication as the basic tool.



    This course is student-centered and designed to engage them in learning about career development and global competence, with an emphasis upon reflection on learning “in action” while studying abroad. Instructional methods include lectures, in-class discussions, experiential exercises, case studies, technical notes and readings, questionnaires, multi-media resources, role-plays, guest speakers and active class participation. 

    The course combines techniques from organizational psychology, coaching and mentoring.

    The instructor will work closely which each student.

    The professor enhances networking within the classroom as an essential tool for the student’s professional development.

    Grading includes a self-assessment to be done during the last day of class in a face-to-face performance appraisal interview with the professor, filling out a form uploaded in SAM and also in a hard copy delivered by the instructor.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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