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Specialization (SP) Module 4: Digital HR and Other Current Topics in Human Resources Management

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Specialization (SP) Module 4: Digital HR and Other Current Topics in Human Resources Management
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: BBWL-2020-654
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written composition, presentation, exercises (Can be repeated semesterly)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BBWL-554 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012 , optional course
BBWL-554/654 (P420-0122) Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2016 , optional course
BBWL-2020-654 (P420-0050) Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 6, optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
BBWL-2020-210 Personnel and Organization

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Appel
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Appel

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be able to independently determine the effects of simple formal regulations on personnel processes, derive the resulting change requirements for IT systems and map them in a concept;
- be able to explain the content, challenges and practical implications of selected current HR topics.
Students will also be able to:
- communicate the need for change in HR IT systems to employees, HR experts, managers and employee representatives in a targeted manner;
- take and defend a position in technical discussions with HR specialists on simple to moderately complex HR topics;
In terms of methodology, they will be able to:
- map simple and relatively complex human resources information in an SAP HR system according to specifications.

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Module content:
- Overview of the structure and function of an HR IT system, including Manager and Employee Self Services.
- Further HR-IT knowledge: Creation and management of employee master data records and administration of central HR processes in an HR IT system.
- Current topics in human resources.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, exercises, computer simulation, and seminar-style instruction with participant presentations and discussions.

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Recommended or required reading:
Cuello, Nathalie / Gilberg, Peter / Junold, Anja / Möller, Sven-Olaf:  Praxishandbuch SAP-Personalwirtschaft, SAP PRESS - latest edition;
Appel, Wolfgang/Wahler, Michael (Hrsg.): Die digitale HR-Organisation, Köln 2018

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