Strategic Human Resource Management

A modern international approach for aspiring HR professionals / managers


This is a 2-week module offered by Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi within the JASSY Summer School. The module aims at initiating trainees in Strategic Human Resource Management field, providing them with a compact, yet comprehensive approach. Lot of debate was made on recognising human resource management (HRM) function as a strategic partner. Lately, most of the companies finally gave HR function the wanted credits, so now it is time for HR professionals to prove they deserve them.

By taking this course, you will gain knowledge about the strategic role of HRM in modern organizations. Upon completion, you will be aware of what it should be taken into account when generating a strategic view of HR. Also, you will be able to understand and analyze the link between HR strategy and organizational strategy, as well as set up HR processes –  recruitment and selection, development, performance management, engagement – aligned to the business strategy.

Number of contact hours: 40

Assessment method(s): Assignments and posters

Contact (module coordinator): Lecturer Carmen Claudia Aruștei, PhD. (



Lectures(L) and workshops(W)

Fundamentals of Strategic Human Resource Management

 Introduction to HR field. The need for a strategic approach (L)

Strategic HR agenda. HR as Business Partner (L & W)

Linking recruitment and selection process with organizational outcomes (W)

Growing people for achieving organizational performance (W)

Performance management and reward systems (W)

Employee engagement and well-being at work (L & W)

HR – the leader of change (L & W)

The building blocks of Employer Branding


  • Case study analysis (W)
  • Defense of team projects
  • Visits to companies or invited guest speakers from companies in Iasi