Personnel Economics (6 cr)

Bachelor's students
Aalto University
Antti Kauhanen
Period 5
Contact teaching

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The course introduces economic approach to human resource management. Topics of the course include: recruitment, personnel development, job design, career development, performance measurement, and performance-related pay. The topics are studied with simple models. Analysis of real-world applications and decision problems are emphasized.

  • Completion method: contact teaching
  • Schedule: can be found in Sisu
  • Study materials: can be found in MyCourses
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Please register for the course in the Aalto Sisu with your Aalto username. Further instructionscan be found here.

Aalto University Students
  • Code: 31C00800

  • Target groups: BSc

  • Credit points: 6

Hanken Students
  • Code: no equivalent code

  • Target groups: BSc

  • Credit points: 6

  • Credit transfer: apply for inclusion in Sisu

Further instructions can found here.

University of Helsinki Students
  • Code: no equivalent code
  • Target groups: BSc
  • Credit points: 6
  • Credit transfer:
    • BSc economics students: please apply for substitution:
      • ECOK-275 TA5 Special Course in Economics Completed Elsewhere 1, 6 cr OR
      • ECOK-276 TA5 Special Course in Economics Completed Elsewhere 2, 6 cr
    • YET students: Before taking and completing this course make sure that the credits can be counted towards your degree by checking which courses are included in your curriculum or which courses could be substituted with the Aalto/Hanken courses. You can also contact your planning officer Simo Riikonen (

Further instructions can be found here.

The objective of the course is to familiarize student with economic analysis of central topics in human resource management. The student will learn to use tools and concepts of economics to analyze human resource management decision problems.