Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102065372011Human Resources Management Elective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Human Resources Management (HRM) is a strategic and comprehensive approach to the staff, workplace culture and environment in an organization. Effective HRM enables employees to contribute effectively and productively to the overall organisation direction and the accomplishment of the organization's goals and objectives. HRM is the organizational function that deals with issues related to people from hiring to performance management, organization development, and motivation. The course is planned for who is working and/or will work at the different organizations such as public, private, and nongovernmental in agriculture, service and industry sectors. Especially, as a result of today’s competition the performance increasing efforts become avoidable in the organizations. In the process the staff skills are the most important criteria in an organization.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Murat BOYACI
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding of the importance of human resources management in organizations and development
2 Improving the skills on strategic management
3Understanding of performance management and the importance for organizational development
4Understanding of organizational behavior and its effects on motivation
5Learning the conflict management skills in organizations and projects
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Formulation of the related policy, strategy and plans for human recourses management, examining of exit system and job standards, defining the required capabilities, performance evaluation and using of HR knowledge systems will be included in the course. The titles of the course are given as below.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Organization Culture Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
2Strategic Management (setting priorities, program formulation, estimating manpower requirements etc.) Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
3Situation Analysis Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
4Job Analysis and Capabilities Models Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
5Performance Management Systems Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
6Organizational Behavior Factors (Leadership, Motivation, Decision Making, etc.) Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
7Leadership and basic dynamics Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
8Mid Term Exam
9Cooperation and Team Work Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
10Organizational Change and Development Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
11Effective Communication and Decision Making in the Organization Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
12Power Relations and Conflict Management Strategies Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
13Human Resources Knowledge Systems Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
14Measuring Intellectual Capital Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
15Training planning (organization plans; operations; staff selection policy; job knowledge) The self organized learning way to personnel and organizational growth Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
Recommended or Required Reading
Arnon, I., 1987, Modernization of Agriculture in Developing Countries, Resources, Potentials and Problems, Second Edition, John Willey & Sons Ltd., 626p. Ashman, K.K., Hull, H.G., 1998, Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities, Nelson, Hall Publishers, Chicago, 576p. Augstein, S.H., Thomas, L., 1991 Learning Conversations, Routledge, Newyork, 386p. Belbin, R., 1993, Management Teams, Butterworth-Heineman Ltd. Oxford UK, 179p. Bigman, D., 2002, Globalization and the Developing Countries, Emerging Strategies for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation, CABI Publishing, 336p. Binghan, T., Conner, M., 2010, The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations, Through Social Media, Bernett-Koehler Publishers Inc., San Francisco, 190p. Buford, A., Bedeian, A., and Lindner, J., 1995, Management Extension, Ohoi State University, USA, 357p. Cole, G., 1993, Management: Theory and Practice, DP Publication Ltd. London, 463p. Cole, G., 1993, Personnel Management Theory and Practice, DP Publication Ltd., London, 558p. Drucker, F.P., 1998, Gelecek için Yönetim, Türkiye İş Bankası Yayınları No: 327, 378s. Emilie, M., Montgomery, H., 2006, Power Positions: International Organizations; Social Networks; and Conflict, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol:50 No:1 (February) 3-27p. Genç, N. ve Halis, M., 2006, Kalite Liderliği Timaş Yayınları, 336s. Hogan R. and Shelton, D., 1998, A Socio-analytic Perspective on Job Performance, Human Performance, Vol:11, No:2/3, 129-142p. ISNAR, 1988, Human Resources Management in National Agricultural Research, Workshop Report, 7-11 November 1988 , The Hauge The Netherlands, 270p. Koza, A. 2008, Stratejik Yönetim, Kum Saati yayınları 301s. London, M., 1997, Job Feedback for Performance, Improvement, Lawrance Erlbaum, Associates Publishers, New Jersey, 211p Lucey, T., 1995, Management Information Systems 7th.Edition, DP Publications Ltd. 300p. Minulpe, A., 2003, Knowledge Sharing in Organizations, A Conceptual Framework, Human Resources Development Review, SAGE, 337-359p. UNEP, 2002, Capacity Building for Sustainable Development, 164p. Vernon R., 2001, Knowing Where You are Going Information Systems for Agricultural Research Management, CTA, 345p. Webster, F., 1999, Theories of the Information Society, Routledge Publications, London and Newyork, 257p. Wilson, K., Morren, G.E., 1990, Systems Approaches fore Improvement in Agriculture and Resource Management, MacMillan Publishing Company, Newyork, 361p. Worldbank, 2006, Stakeholders, Power Relations, and Policy Dialogue, Social Development Department, The World Bank Report No:36498-GLB. Zastrow C. and Ashman, K., 1997, Understanding Human behavior and the Social Environment, Nelson Hall Inc., 619p.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14342
Self Study14570
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO2344 4443545544
LO3   344  5 54 3
LO43444  4   44  
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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