Research & Professional Skills for HRM

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM009B05
Vaknaam Research & Professional Skills for HRM
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b (en semester II b)
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Research & Professional Skills for HRM
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. formulate a research question for a scientific study;
2. work out the research question into a conceptual framework;
3. select and use appropriate research methods to test or evaluate the conceptual framework;
4. write a research proposal according to the guidelines specified by the department of Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior;
5. assess their current social and professional communication skills in the context of research for their master thesis and as a future HRM professional;
6. know how to effectively employ these skills and identify learning goals for further development.
Omschrijving In the Research Skills part of the course (60%), students will be prepared to write a research proposal, and to conduct six assignments over the course of seven tutorial sessions. These sessions will cover basic topics such as writing introductions, identifying and creating good research questions, and transforming these into conceptual models, but also more advanced topics suchas quantitative data analysis, moderation hypotheses, and mediation hypotheses. The main goal of this course is for students to write a proper research proposal which they will carry out during their Master’s Thesis. By doing so, students should be optimally equipped to start their Master’s Thesis in the most effective and efficient way possible.

In the preceding half-semester (sem. 1.1 and 2.1), a 2-hour introduction will prepare students for the start of the Professional Skills training course (40% of the entire course): exploring skills and competencies required for the field of HR. Subsequently, students will identify learning goals on the basis of individual assignments of their current levels of effective communication and social skills, and will submit a professional development plan.

The 4-day training course explores a variety of work-related themes during which students will work on competencies by practicing, observing, and reflecting on their own experiences. The training is geared both to students’ personal leadership during the master’s programme and to working as HR professionals after graduation. A reflection report and a coaching session will complete the course.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm bijeenkomst(en), gecombineerde hoor-/werkcolleges, intervisie, opdracht(en), trainingsdagen
(1) The Research Skills part (60%) consists of seven plenary tutorial meetings, and individual/group-based meeting with the research proposal supervisor. 2) The Professional Skills part (40%) consists of: introductory trainingsession, self-assessment, professional development plan, and group training)
Toetsvorm actieve deelname, individuele beoordeling, opdracht(en), verplichte aanwezigheid, verslag(en)
(The Research Skills part (60%; educational goal 1-4) is assessed through a research proposal that is to be written. The Professional Skills part (40%; educational goal 5-6) is assessed through a professional development plan, reflective report, coaching session, and active participation in training sessions. Both parts have to be sufficient in order to pass the course.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. T. Vriend
Docent(en) drs. G.J.M.H. Coffeng ,drs. M.M. Kroese ,drs. G.W.M. Luttikhuis ,drs. M.J.M. Schoevers ,dr. T. Vriend
Verplichte literatuur
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Manuals (Nestor)
Entreevoorwaarden This field course is exclusively offered to students officially registered as participants in the Master of Science Human Resource Management.
Opmerkingen This course will be offered in semester IIb as well.

The overall course coordinator and coordinator of the "Research Skills" part of the course is dr. T. Vriend.

The coordinator of the "Professional Skills" part of the course is drs. G.J.M.H. Coffeng.

For further information on enrolment and dates, please see Nestor site or contact one of our secretaries: tel. +31 50-363 4288.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Human Resource Management/HRM  (basisprogramma MSc HRM) 1 semester I b verplicht