Austria, Vienna

Human Resource Management – Skills, Structures and Strategies

when 1 July 2012 - 26 July 2012
duration 4 weeks
credits 8 ECTS
fee EUR 800

This Bachelor-level Program of the International Summer University WU in Vienna consists of intensive courses, held by WU university staff, and enrichment courses, held by renowned, international guest lecturers.

The course description of HRM:
Globalization, technological change and hyper competition and their impact on strategic management and organization are widely discussed within the scientific community. International Managers spin the globe, Indian call centre agents attend to US-American customers and Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) rally for having the most diverse workforce.
Effectively managing human resources is stated as one of the key success factors in today’s business life, especially in times of crises, where adequate funding is scarce. HRM is not only about winning the “War on Talents” but covers a wide range of instruments and topics ranging from formulating an HR-strategy, managing virtual teams, redesigning the organization and establishing profound leadership skills.
In this course the students will gain insight into special fields of HRM. They will get a deeper comprehension about the strategies and structures of the company concerning HR policies and how to deal with. They will be enabled for a better understanding of leading and motivating people. A final outdoor training gives the students a remarkable opportunity to train their skills.

Course leader

WU university staff will hold this intensive course (6 ECTS) from Monday through Friday in the mornings.

Enrichment courses (2 ECTS) are held by renowned, international guest lecturers of WU partner universities and take place on selected afternoons.

Target group

General requirements are a minimum university standing of two years for undergraduates.
Target Group: Undergraduates having attended classes in HRM and/or organizational behavior who want to deepen their specific HR-knowledge and want to develop leadership skills.

Course aim

Globalization, technological change and hyper competition and their impact on strategic management and organization are widely discussed within the scientific community. International Managers spin the globe, Indian call centre agents attend to US-American customers and Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) rally for having the most diverse workforce.

Effectively managing human resources is stated as one of the key success factors in today’s business life, especially in times of crises, where adequate funding is scarce. HRM is not only about winning the “War on Talents” but covers a wide range of instruments and topics ranging from formulating an HR-strategy, managing virtual teams, redesigning the organization and establishing profound leadership skills.

In this course the students will gain insight into special fields of HRM. They will get a deeper comprehension about the strategies and structures of the company concerning HR policies and how to deal with. They will be enabled for a better understanding of leading and motivating people. A final outdoor training gives the students a remarkable opportunity to train their skills.

Credits info

8 ECTS
Students will attend one Intensive Course (in this case, Human Resource Management) and one Enrichment Course (either Intercultural Marketing or Intercultural Marketing with Optimal Business Ethics) and gain a total of 8 ECTS.

Fee info

EUR 800: Full tuition: 800 EUR OR reduced tuition: 400 EUR which applies to students who attend a WU partner university school.
EUR 1190: In addition to the tuition fee, a program fee is also required. The following services are included in the program fee:
-Tuition
-Breakfast and lunch (Monday through Friday on lecture days)
-Accommodation in the students’ residence hall
-Public transportation ticket within Vienna for the time of the session
-Course materials
-Use of WU's infrastructure
-Grade Certificate

Scholarships

A special scholarship rate of 800 EUR is available to students living and studying in SEE or CEE in one of the following countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania