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Competence Management

Competence Management

Code: LEA8LZ001                                                                                                                              
Extent: 3 cr (81 h)                                                                                                                           
Timing: 5th semester                                                                                                                                
Language: English                                                                                                                        
Level: Professional Studies                                                                                                            
Type: Compulsory to those Sales Programme students who have started their studies before 2010; to all the others Elective

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • understands why competence management is a strategic issue in today’s organizations.  
  • knows how to identify relevant competences.
  • understands how competences are mapped.
  • is able to use various tools to assess competences.
  • understands the link between competence management and human resource development.

Course contents

The course covers the following topics:

  • Basic concepts of Competence Management
  • Job analysis
  • Recruiting right people/external competences
  • Competence analysis
  • Competence assessments
  • Developmental discussions
  • Visioning future competencies

International dimension

The course is a virtual course and the studying language is English. Also exchange students and HAAGA-HELIA students abroad are welcome to participate in it. The topics are universal.

Teaching and learning methods

Face-to-face lecture 2h
Self-study and assessments 40h
Virtual Problem-Based Learning tutorial discussions 30h
Written assignment 8h
The own learning assessment 1h

An emphasis is put on quality of feedback in discussions plus in self-, peer- and group-assessments, and ability to discuss and act as a discussion leader in tutorials.

Alternative completions

A literature-based examination.

Teacher(s) responsible

Anita Pösö

Learning materials

Laakso-Manninen, R. & Viitala, R. 2007. Competence Management and Human Resource Development, HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences. Helsinki /
http://shop.haaga-helia.com/epages/Kaupat.sf/fi_FI/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Haaga/Products/3001006
Pilbeam, S. & Corbridge, M. 2006. People Resourcing, Contemporary HRM in practice. Pearson Education Limited. Harlow

Assessment criteria

The course is evaluated on scale 1 to 5. The assessment criteria is presented on scale 1 - 3 - 5.

Components 1 (40% of
objectives)
3 (70% of
objectives)
5 (90% of
objectives)
Knowledge The student has limited knowledge of the concepts of competence management and poorly understands the importance of competence management in organizations. The student has good knowledge of the concepts of competence management and understands well the importance of competence management in organizations. The student has excellent knowledge of the concepts of competence management and understands very well the importance of competence management in organizations.
Skills The student has great difficulties in choosing the appropriate tools and methods that are relevant to identifying and analyzing competence and development needs. He/she has great difficulties in strategic, critical and analytical thinking. The student is able to choose the appropriate tools and methods that are relevant to identifying and analyzing competence and development needs. He/she has great difficulties in strategic, critical and analytical thinking. Student demonstrates excellent skills to choose the appropriate tools and methods that are relevant to identifying and analyzing competence and development needs. He/she has great difficulties in strategic, critical and analytical thinking.
Competence The student poorly applies the concepts, tools, and theories related to competence management.  With great difficulty and under strict supervision, the student is able to complete competence management related tasks. The student is able to apply the learned concepts, tools, and theories to competence management.  He/she is able to work somewhat independently and professionally in competence management related tasks. The student can fully apply the learned concepts, tools, and theories to competence management. He/she is able to work very independently and professionally in competence management related tasks.

Assessment components and their respective weights

Assignment 20%
Activity in tutorials 60%
Peer assessment 20%
The assessment of one's own learning does not influce the grade.  The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development.
The assignment is completed online in WinhaOpaali.