units

MGF2661

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

print version

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered, or view unit timetables.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (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.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

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

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prerequisites

It is recommended that students complete MGF1010 or MGB1010 or MGG1010 or MGP1010 or MGW1010 before undertaking this unit

Prohibitions