WIW04870 – International Human Ressource Management for SMEs

International Human Ressource Management for SMEs
International Human Ressource Management for SMEs
Version: 1
1 Semester

Prof. Dr. Angela Walter


Prof. Dr. Angela Walter


in "International Human Ressource Management for SMEs"


12.00 Credits


360 Stunden


10.00 SWS (2.00 SWS Übung | 8.00 SWS Seminar)


210.00 Stunden
15.00 Stunden Exkursion - International Human Ressource Management for SMEs
90.00 Stunden Projektarbeit(en) - International Human Ressource Management for SMEs
30.00 Stunden Fallstudie(n) - International Human Ressource Management for SMEs
50.00 Stunden Selbststudium - International Human Ressource Management for SMEs
25.00 Stunden Praxisbericht - International Human Ressource Management for SMEs


Poster mit Präsentation
in "International Human Ressource Management for SMEs"


alternative Prüfungsleistung - Projektbericht
Wichtung: 70%
in "International Human Ressource Management for SMEs"

alternative Prüfungsleistung - Präsentation und Vortrag
Modulprüfung | Prüfungsdauer: 20 min | Wichtung: 30%
in "International Human Ressource Management for SMEs"

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Traditional and up-to-date concepts and theories of HRM will be introduced, discussed and applied to realistic situations in regional SMEs.

The HRM learning module contains the following main chapters:

1 Introduction to HRM and specific aspects of SMEs

2 Strategic resourcing and workforce planning for SMEs

3 Recruitment and Selection for SMEs

4 Employee Turnover and Retention Management for SMEs

5 Performance management

6 Pay and Reward Systems for SMEs

7 Employee Ownership for SMEs


Learning objectives are the development, consolidation and practical application of HRM competencies. In the module, the students acquire both core and cross-disciplinary competencies, in particular methodical competencies (e.g. project and team work, digital competencies, presentation skills), social competencies (e.g. communicating with partner SMEs, capacity to reflect, conflict management), language and intercultural competencies as well as practical entrepreneurial experience (application of HR concepts in enterprises). By combining the course theoretical contents and practical projects with regional SMEs and local public institutions, the students’ employability will be increased. The integrated online learning phases require and enable virtual mobility of students and thus support open and flexible learning.

Besondere Zulassungsvoraussetzung

Basic module business administration and basic module HRM (e.g. WIW353) completed

 Good English language competences (written and oral)

Empfohlene Voraussetzungen
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Basic literature :

Foot, M./ Hook, C. /Jenkins, A. (2016): Introducing Human Resource Management, 7th Edition: Pearson    (Very clearly structured textbook for students with little experience in English HRM terms and processes)

Beardwell, J./Thompson; A. (2017): Human Resource Management: A contemporary Approach, 8th edition: Pearson    (This book contains all important HR processes and many small case studies that we can use in our HR course - phase 1. So students can learn to deal with case studies before ISP.)

Armstrong, M./Taylor, S.: Armstrong’s Handbook of Human Resource Management Practices, 13th edition 2014,

Wapshott, R. /Mallett, O. (2016) Managing Human Resources in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.  Abingdon and New York: Routledge. (Suggestion from UK)

Articles on selected HR topics in SMEs (all of you have separate lists sent by UK)

Regional literature and materials (country-specific)

Saunders, M./Lewis,P./Thornhill, A. (2016): Research Methods for Business Students, 7th edition, Pearson.  (This book can help to prepare students for academic working methods (assignment), such as searching and citing literature, developing questionnaires for conducting interviews in SMEs, using case studies in a learning environment - during phase 1 and ISP - etc.)


Das Modul kann als Äquivalent zum Modul WIW493 im Fachprofil HRM in den  Bachelor- und Diplomstudiengängen der Fakultäten WIW und LBA anerkannt werden.

Das Modul kann in den Studiengängen der Fakultät WIW nach Prüfung durch den Studiengangsverantwortlichen für andere Module anerkannt werden.