MGF5985 - Human resource management - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Peter Holland (First semester)

Dr Hannah Meacham (Second semester)

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Peter Holland

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • First semester 2018 (Evening)
  • Second semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (Evening)

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0028, 0105, 0200, 0201, 0319, 1065, 1506, 1741, 1822, 2099, 2642, 2643, 2778, 3164, 3801, 3844, 3847, B6005, B6006, B6007, B6009, B6012 or seek Chief Examiner approval before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions

MGX9221, MGF5921, MGX9850, MGX5985

Synopsis

Introduction to the field of human resource management. Topics include the strategic role of human resource management, the contribution of HRM to competitive advantage, job design, staffing, performance management, strategic compensation and reward systems, developing employee capabilities and assessment of HRM strategies and practices.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define the purpose and the range of activities associated with the area of Human Resource Management (HRM)
  2. differentiate between models of Personnel and HRM
  3. analyse and evaluate the strategic contribution that can be made by the HR function
  4. analyse and explain each of the activities normally associated with HRM
  5. evaluate the strategic impact of each of the HRM activity areas
  6. critically analyse and apply HRM theory and empirical research.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

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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