units

MGW2430

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2012 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Gordon Thomson (Berwick); Soma Pillay (Gippsland)

Synopsis

Analysis of 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 the 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 (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Peter Townsend (First semester)
Dr Elaine Chew (Second semester)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

It is recommended that students complete MGW1010 before undertaking this unit

Prohibitions

MGF2661, MGC2430, MGG2430