||This module has two course units. Quality and Environmental Management (Prof. Janis Mazais) and Human Resources (Prof. Elina Gaile-Sarkane and Lect. Angelina Rosha). Quality and Environmental Management (3 ECTS) The study course embraces acquisition of theoretical principles and practical skills in quality and environmental management. After familiarization themselves with the quality and environmental management technologies the students are continuing to explore cases reflecting issues on practical implementation of supply chain, logistics and environmental quality management systems. After the course students are expected to be able: to comprehend quality terminology, understand TQM, process management and supply chain quality improvement principles and methodologies. to explain the use of ISO 14000 series standards and their relationship with EMAS and ISO 9000 systems. to perform analysis of non-conforming quality of supply chains problems, to identify causes of the problems and to identify possible improvement activities. to understand and apply supply chain risk assessment methods, to assess risks, their impact and consequences. Human Resources (3 ECTS) The study course provides students with knowledge and skills needed for human resource management in both the commercial and public sector. The study subject is oriented to decision making process in human resource management as well as to evaluation and analysis of employees. Methods connected with social information gathering, processing and analysis are included into the study course. 1 Generic Management Skills 2015 - 2016 After the course students are expected to be able: to recognize the importance of human resource management and real possibilitiesof itin commercial units; to solve practical problems in the field of human resource management; to plan, organize and manage personnel recruitment and selection; to develop concepts of human resource management and HR development in a company; to apply in practice sociological research and do data mining for the HR analysis in a company to process the results of this research and do analysis of the research results; to analyze pre-requirements of a work, apply them into organization and management of human resources in a company.