units

MGS2430

Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Coordinator(s)

Ms Valerie Ndou

Offered

South Africa

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit explores the strategic role of HRM in organisations, human resource planning, job design, staffing, performance management, training and development, reward systems, legal issues in employment, HR information systems and the contribution of HRM to competitive advantage.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the organisational role and context of HRM
  2. describe how HRM can contribute to the achievement of strategic and operational organisational objectives
  3. identify and describe the influence of an organisation's external environment on HRM
  4. identify the range of HR activities and techniques and explain how they can determine, acquire, develop, motivate and reward employees
  5. describe contemporary issues in managing human resources and discuss their influence on HRM
  6. demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task, a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in the unit. This is demonstrated by the requirement that the student must attain a mark of at least 40% in the final summative assessment task.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

MGP1010 or MGF1010 or MGW1010 or MKB1010 or MGG1010 or MGS1010.

Prohibitions