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MGF2661

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Susan Mayson

Synopsis

This unit concentrates on the management of human resources in the external and internal organisation context. It focuses on the contribution of HRM to competitive advantage via an analysis of HR planning, job design, staffing, reward systems, staff development, and HRM auditing. The relationship between the legal, ethical and industrial relations issues and HRM is also explored.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • define the scope and purpose of HRM as an academic discipline and functions associated with HRM as a management practice
  • identify major changes in the business environment of business organisations and the HR function
  • understand the links between organisational objectives and HRM strategy and business performance
  • critically evaluate competing models of HRM that underpin best practice in HRM
  • develop knowledge about key HR functions and the challenges they pose
  • enhance students' capabilities to work individually and also in teams.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Susan Mayson

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

It is recommended that students complete MGF1010 before undertaking this unit

Prohibitions

MGC2430, MGW2430