units

MGX5261

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - 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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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Cathy Sheehan

Synopsis

The unit considers emerging technological, social, economic, political and legal changes having implications for the successful management of people within the Australian context. Topics covered will alter as current issues change. Representative issues include implications of social, technological and demographic changes for HRM; philosophical orientations and ethics in HRM; the role of HRM in the strategy, development, implementation, and use of emerging technologies; alternative delivery models for HRM activities; workplace violence and bullying.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the nature of changes to the organisation of work in Australia
  2. identify strategies for HR professionals to manage the challenges posed by changes in the organisation of work for both individuals and organisations
  3. analyse emerging HR issues and associated challenges
  4. review possible HR responses to current issues
  5. critically analyse and apply HRM theory and empirical research to current HR issues.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Cathy Sheehan

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0105, 0319, 2099, 2778, 1065, 3801, 1506, 2643, 2642, 0200, 0201, 0028 or 1822 and must have passed MGX9850 or seek Chief Examiner's approval before undertaking this unit.