MHRE317D The Human side of Business



• Understanding and exploring the ways in which people can contribute to and become a competitive advantage at the corporate level.

• understanding and engaging with the human side of the business.

• analyzing and critically evaluating our personal models for the human side of corporate competitiveness.

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Управление и развитие на човешките ресурси (на английски език) - ДО


доц. Елмира Банчева  д-р

Описание на курса:


Students who successfully complete the course:

1) know:

• The main purpose of this course is to give students theoretical and practical knowledge of the "Human side" of the business. It is aimed at understanding nature and stimulating human factors that contribute to building a sustainable competitive advantage at the corporate level.

2) can

Upon successful completion of the course students should be able:

• critically to assess different models and concepts to achieve competitive advantage by focusing on human factors

• develop and implement modern technologies and systems for "investing" in people

• achieve commitment and motivation to work - ensure organizational integrity and competitiveness

Предварителни изисквания:
Students should have knowledge and/ or skills in:

• System thinking: Systematic problem-solving and knowledge of the various functional areas of the organization.

• Computer literacy.

• Internet Literacy.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Литература по темите:

Main resource:

Armstrong, M. (2006). A Handbook of HRM Practice. 10th ed. London: Kogan Page.

Armstrong, M. and Baron, A., (2002). Strategic HRM. London: CIPD.

The Real Heroes of Business ... and not a CEO among them, by Fromm and Schlesinger, Doubleday, 2003.

Working Ourselves to Death by Diane Fassel, Harper, 2005.

Additional resources:

Joint, P. and Morton, B., (1999). The Global HR Manager: Creating the Seamless Organisation. London: CIPD.


grok W et al (2003) Innovative Forms of Organizing – Internation

l Perspectives, Sage

Schein E. (2004) Organizational Culture and Leadership, Pfeiffer Willey

Schein, E.H. (1992). Organizational Culture and Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey Bass

Schneider SC, Barsoux JL (2003) Managing Across Cultures, FT Prentice Hall

The Talent Management Handbook (2004). Creating Organizational Excellence by Identifying, Developing and Promoting your Best People. Edited by Lance A. Berger and Dorothy R. Berger. New York: McGraw Hill

Средства за оценяване:

Assessment forms On-going Combined Final exam

Written assignment 50% 50% 50 %

Practical assignment 50% 50% 50%

Additional pre-conditions for forming the final score:

The student can automatically get rid of the continuous assessment tests, if he/she has positive results of the written assignments during the semester and participate in a workshop or fulfill practical tasks (project) during the semester passed through the platform Moodle of NBU.

The evaluation of the students is going through a complex assignment - a written assignment and practical coursework delivered in MOODLE of NBU until the day of the exam in the session. The relative weight of the two components is 50:50.