units

MGX5985

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Caulfield First semester 2014 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Evening)
Gippsland Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Peter Holland (First Semester); Dr Sarah Lindsay (Second Semester); Mrs Candy White (Gippsland)

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)

Associate Professor Peter Holland (First Semester)
Dr Sarah Lindsay (Second Semester)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Co-requisites

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 approval before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions

MGX9221, MGF5921, MGX9850