From the perspective of our HRM group, our goal is that bachelor graduates know the basic content of HR practices and bundles, and their dynamic institutional context. Within the general International Business Administration (IBA) bachelor program (a video on IBA is available as well), graduates become competent in four HRM foci:
•Managing employees (instead of an HR department) in context;
•Integrating three primarily HRM sub-fields (work design and workforce planning, management of employees competences, and management of employees behaviors and attitudes)
•Managing international HRM challenges.
Taken together, this knowledge domain prepares all IBA bachelor graduates for the labor market and/or for starting a master degree in related programs in an international arena. Specifically, the HRM chair holds main responsibility for the provision of Module 4 in the IBA program: HOLI (Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Law, and Information Management”.
While general educational units aim to bring up students towards their understanding of the main concepts in HRM, sub-fields of HRM, and multiple stakeholders of HRM; specific HRM educational units (electives) target at advancing knowledge, skills, and attitudes of bachelor graduates in-line with the unique HRM research in the University of Twente.
Within the Twente Educational Model (TEM), starting from 2016-2017, the chair will offer a minor in “Talent Management and Technology” (15 EC). This minor serves the goals of enhancing the internationalization@home, and involves seven European universities: Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy), Linköping University (Sweden), Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain), University of Vaasa (Finland), Saarland University (Germany), Nottingham Trent University (UK), and University of Limerick (Ireland).