Compulsory Course/Required Elective

Compulsory Course

Type of Course




Offered in

Winter Term



Credit Hours


Course Assessment

• Personnel Recruiting 25%
• International HR Management / Succession Planning 25%
• Performance Management 25%
• Labour Law –advanced/ International Business Law 25%

Type of Course Assessment

Written Examination

Duration of the Exam

120 minutes


Decimal Grade

Admission Requirements
Fundamental knowledge of Human Resource Management



This module aims to prepare students for a future employment in human resources department of internationally operating companies. Students learn about different cultures and ways to deal with human resources in various countries. Students learn how to design international assignments, address different recruiting needs and how to develop and maintain relationships with candidates.

The module gives students an insight into recruiting and selection tools and helps them to decide on choosing appropriate tools for a successful selection of candidates. They understand how performance management can be established within companies and which measures can be taken to manage performance of individuals and teams.

The introduction into the core elements of German labor law allows students to understand the legal framework and consequences of individual personnel policy instruments and to respond appropriately to disciplinary issues within the work force.




  • Employer Branding
  • Employment Value Proposition (EVP) Methods and tools of pre-selection
  • Actual Trends e.g. anonymous applications, Self-Assessments, Video-Interviews
  • Interview Design
  • Assessment-Centers
  • Expatriation
  • International Aspects of Human Resources Management
  • Talent Management
  • Performance Management
  • Target Agreements
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Remuneration Management


  • Contracts and agreements
  • Dismissals
  • Civil Law in Labor law
  • Tariff Law, Working Time, Vacation and Sick Pay…
  • Protection against wilful dismissals

Recommended readings

  • Phillips/Gully (2014) Human Resources Management. Cengage
  • Briscoe, Schüler, Tarique (2012). International Human Resource Management. Routledge
  • Dieckmann et al. (Ed.) (2008). International Human Resource Management: A European Perspective. Routledge.
  • Erfurter Kommentar zum Arbeitsrecht, 16., neu bearbeitete Auflage 2016.
  • Franzen / Gallner / Oetker, Kommentar zum europäischen Arbeitsrecht, 1. Auflage 2016.
  • Henssler / Willemsen / Kalb (Hrsg.), Arbeitsrecht, 7., neu bearbeitete Auflage 2016.

Workload and Breakdown of Credits


12 ECTS x 30 hours = 360 hours,  combined out of the following:

  • Course attendance: 120 hours
  • Preparation / homework / self-study : 100 hours
  • Time for exercises and group work: 20 hours
  • Semester project / presentation: 60 hours
  • Exam preparation: 60 hours
  • Exam time: 120 minutes

Teaching and Learning Methods

  • Seminars
  • Case studies
  • (Team) presentations
  • Exercises