115-95954/02 – Human Resource Management (ŘLZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petra Horváthová, Ph.D., MBASubject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petra Horváthová, Ph.D., MBA
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementCompulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HAS70 doc. Ing. Petra Horváthová, Ph.D., MBA
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. To assess overview of developmental stages of personnel management and HRM. 2. To facilitate understanding interconnections between organizational and HRM strategies. 3. To clarify basic HR topics in context of personnel activities. 4. To facilitate understanding employee cycle in organizations. 5. To point out contemporary topics, as e.g. quality of working life, intergenerational and intercultural issues. 6. To explain methodological aspect of particular topics. 7. To clarify HRM importance for organizational competitiveness.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course is focused on HRM in contemporary organizational and socioeconomic context. The course includes core HRM topics relevant to main personnel activities relevant to organizational and HRM strategy. In addition, an integral part of the course represent also topics reflecting current HRM issues, as for example quality of working life (e.g. work-life balance, work design, autonomy at work), contemporary approaches to motivation or intergenerational and intercultural issues. Particular topics are reflected in theoretical concepts, case studies and empirical research results from different organizations types operating in various countries over the world. Their importance in practice is supported. Particular topics are also related to methodological aspects and competitiveness issues.

Compulsory literature:

ARMSTRONG, Michael a Stephen TAYLOR. Armstrong's handbook of human resource management practice. 15th ed. London: Kogan Page, 2020. ISBN 978-1-78966-103-3. NOE, Raymond, John HOLLENBECK, Barry GERHART a Patrick WRIGHT. Human Resource Management. New York: McGraw Hill, 2021. ISBN 978-1.260-570748-8. NORTHOUSE, Peter Guy. Leadership: theory & practice. 8th ed. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2019. ISBN 978-1-5443-3194-2.

Recommended literature:

GILBERT, Jaquina. Human Resource Management. USA: Vibrant Publishers, 2020. ISBN 978-1-949395-85-3. HORVÁTHOVÁ, Petra a Andrea ČOPÍKOVÁ. HUman Resource Management. Ostrava: VSB-TU Ostrava, 2017. ISBN 978-80-248-4103-8. TORRINGTON, Derek, Laura HALL, Stephen TAYLOR a Carol ATKINSON. Human resource management. 11th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2020. ISBN 978-1-292-26164-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral exam.


Other requirements

Basic knowledge of management and organizational behavior.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Human resource management 2. HRM Strategies and Performance, HR functions 3. Recruitment and selection 4. Adaptation and socialization 5. Reward systems 6. Performance management 7. Learning and development 8. Career development 9. Organization culture 10. Employee relations 11. HR Contemporary topics and challenges 12. Global and international context 13. HRM and competitiveness

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
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2021/2022 (P0413D050002) Economy and Management P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (P0413D050002) Economy and Management K English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (P0413D050002) Economy and Management K English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (P0413D050002) Economy and Management P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P0413D050002) Economy and Management P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P0413D050002) Economy and Management K English Ostrava Compulsory study plan

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