Human Resources

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Human resources is an interdisciplinary program of theoretical, methodological and applied training in quantitative and qualitative methods of applied social research, analysis of economic and social data, organizational evaluation, strategies and methods of staff selection and recruitment, organizational development, mediation and negotiation of labour relations. The knowledge and skills acquired can be used for the analysis, planning, management and evaluation of organizational processes, such as procedures and working standards in human resources and labour relations.

Acquiring in-depth knowledge in terms of how society is formed and how it functions, especially in the field of labour organization, a wide range of concepts, theories, ideas and methodologies that allow students to critically formulate ontologies of the social work and epistemologies through which to understand it, as well as acquiring a coherent set of research methods and techniques to enable them to obtain and analyse quantitative, qualitative and ethnographic data; [relevance]

Developing the skills required to work as a specialist in human resources, recruitment, labour relations, specialist in labour and unemployment, retraining – mobility consultant, training, assessment and personnel recruitment inspector, but also other technical jobs such as marketing specialist, individual interview operator, group interview moderator, data analyst etc.; [relevance]

Developing the ability to initiate, conceptualise, design, conduct and complete sociological surveys or studies: problematisation, choosing a research field (population, sample, subjects), design, operalisation, data collection and analysis (e.g. quantitative or qualitative evaluation of a program; identification of resources and obstacles in developing a community etc.); [relevance]

Developing a set of transferable lifelong attitudes and skills (cognitive, communication, interactional and civic, self-knowledge and self-organization) which are appreciated by employers and community members; [community and life-long perspective]

Forming transferable knowledge and skills that will allow students to navigate their education and career, respectively to continue their studies in a master’s degree in human resources/sociology/anthropology or a related discipline (psychology, economics, political science, communication, education, legal science) in the country or abroad; [mobility and life-long perspective]

Professional skills:

Design and implementation of sociological research (collection, processing and analysis of social data) in organizations and communities, cultural research, market research etc.

management of social data systems

diagnosis of the organizational environment

appropriate use of the applied sociological perspective

identifying the development needs of human resources in the organization by applying specific methods

analysing the interaction between human resource and management

Transversal skills:

applying the strategies of rigorous, efficient work, punctuality and personal responsibility towards the end result, based on the principles, norms and values of the professional ethics code

applying group networking techniques, empathic interpersonal communication and taking on specific roles within the team

efficient use of information and communication sources and assisted professional training (internet portals, specialized software applications, databases, online courses, etc.) both in Romanian and in an international language

1st semester

General sociology
 Sociological research methods and techniques
 General and educational psychology
 Complementary course optional 1
 Complementary course optional 1
 Foreign language 1
 Physical Education course 1

2nd semester

Modern sociological theories
 Social statistics and data analysis
 Specialized course optional 2
 Specialized course optional 3
 Professional practice 1
 Foreign language 2
 Physical Education course 2

3rd semester

Contemporary sociological theories
 Quantitative analysis of data with computer applications
 Psychological testing and evaluation methods
 Social psychology
 Qualitative methods in sociological research
 Specialized course optional 4

4th semester

Sociology of organizations
 Labour and personnel psychology
 Design and practice of sociological applied research
 Specialized course optional 5
 Specialized course optional 6
 Specialized course optional 7
 Professional practice 2

5th semester

Labor law and social protection
 Human resources management
 Stratification and social mobility
 Labour management
 Specialized course optional 8
 Specialized course optional 9
 Applied specialized research

6th semester

Career counselling
 Sociology of communication and mass media
 Demography and sociology of the population
 Specialized course optional 10
 Specialized course optional 11
 Applied research for the Bachelor’s thesis

Labour market analyst; Employee recruitment/integration analyst; Payroll Systems Analyst; Research Assistant in Anthropology; Research Assistant in Sociology; Community Development Researcher; Public administration advisor; Labour and unemployment counsellor; Career counsellor; Advisor / expert / inspector / referent / economist in trade and marketing; Adviser / expert / inspector / specialist / economist in general economics; Personal reconversion-mobility consultant; Professional skills assessor; Specialist inspector for training, evaluation and professional selection; Mentor; Teacher in secondary education; Specialist in labour and unemployment; Marketing specialist; Sociologist; Social Relations Specialist; Human resources specialist; Recruitment specialist; Specialist in labour relations.