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MARIH5 Human Resources Management 5 op
Organised by
MDP in Research and Innovation in Higher Education

General description

The course is offered at the Danube University Krems.

Learning outcomes

Students should understand
- the theoretical foundations,
- the strategic role and practical instruments of human resource management in higher education institutions

They should be able to assess
- the strategic role of human resource management in HEI and
- to implement some of the most crucial instruments of HR management in their specific institutional context.


- The HR context in HEI – extent of institutional autonomy for HR decisions in HEI in labour market conditions
- Current challenges of HR management in Europe
- Dimensions of human resource
- Instruments and methods of strategic human resource management manpower planning, staffing and workload targets, staff recruitment, staff development and appraisal of performance
- Structures, roles and responsibilities for HR management
- Contracts, remuneration and incentives

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Teaching methods:
Mix of online and class participation: Pre-readings, lecture and workshops, individual exercises and group work (based on personal work experience) and moderated online discussions.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Case studies and Essay  Participation in course work 
In English
Numeric 1-5. 

Student workload
Pre-reading 25 hours
Lectures, workshops and team work 40 hours
Paper 60 hours
Total 125 hours

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Assessment methods: Class attendance (20%) Case studies (30%) Paper (50%)

Study materials

Recommended reading

  • Pellert, Ada: "Human Resource Management at Universities“ in: Pellert, Ada/Pausits, Attila (eds.): Higher Education Management and Development in Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, Waxmann 2007.
  • Pynes, J.E.: Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, John Wiley and Sons, 2004.
  • Warner, D.: Human Resource Management in Higher and Further Education, Society for Research Into Higher Education, 1995.
  • Martin, E.: Changing Academic Work: Developing the Learning University, Society for Research Into Higher Education, 1999.


Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.