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Strategic Human Resource Management 7,5 Credits

Course Contents

This course is anchored in the confidence that individuals and their associated resources, namely human resources are at the centre of both organisational development and the realisation of sustainable strategy. This course underlines the added value for multiple stakeholders in aligning HR with Business so that designing strategic human resource systems becomes a strategic advantage in organisation’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) environment. This course stimulates students to analyse and develop strategic HR programmes for key functional aspects of the HR, among those as recruitment, reward management, employment relationships, well-being management, and talent management. It finally discusses the strategic roles of HR professionals and practitioners in the continuous formulation and implementation of strategic HR systems.

Connection to Research and Practice
This is a theoretically as well as practically oriented course in strategic human resource management. The course provides students with an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and abilities in working strategically in different contexts such as family business and entrepreneurship. This course opens students to the multiplicity of views on strategy explored in many doctoral theses at JIBS such strategy as practices, organisational capabilities, strategy as emotional patterns and others. This course uses cases from SMEs, Media companies, Family Businesses to explore how HR is a key to their success.


The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelor's degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) or equivalent (professional experience can be validated as equivalent). English proficiency is required (level 6/B or equivalent).

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: JSHR20
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Summer course
Study type
Number of required meetings
Summer 2020: Jul 13 - Aug 16
Rate of Study
Mixed times
Course coordinator
Timur Uman
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
Application code
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