units

MGX9850

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 First semester 2012 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Susan Mayson (semester1)

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%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Susan Mayson (semester1)
Associate Professor Peter Holland (semester 2)

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 or seek Chief Examiner's approval before undertaking this unit.