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Organisation Development and Human Resources Management (BUS240)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
SGP1: TMB-internal
Description BUS240 explores the choices organisations have for assisting employees to work effectively and adapt to change including the role human resource management plays in organisation development. Individual, team, HRM, and strategic concepts are linked to the strategies and processes organisations and individuals use to promote organisational citizenship throughout change. Students will develop practical skills for operating in organisations via management processes such as analysing organisational problems, organisation development interventions, managing meetings, facilitating group processes, problem solving, and managing projects.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 2 hours per week.
Assessment * Individual Assignment: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts, theories and models of change, OD and HRM.
* Group Assignment: Students will apply the relevant OD and HRM interventions and diagnostic tools leading to the development of solutions to resolve organisational problems. Students will be required to convey the content of the group's written case study analysis in order to demonstrate their ability to work to a professional standard and to their being an effective team member.
* The final examination reviews all lecture and workshop content and allows students to demonstrate their understanding of the major concepts, theories and models of change, OD and HRM contributing to organisational effectiveness.
Prerequisites BUS145 Principles of Management or BUS176 Foundations of Management and Governance.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS298 Organisation Development and Change
may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Organisation Development and Change (BUS298) - as for BUS240 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour; workshops: 2 hours.
Assessment The assessments will allow students to:
* Demonstrate a practical understanding of the major concepts, theories and models of change and OD contributing to organisational effectiveness
*Explain and demonstrate OD strategies that can be implemented to analyse and solve management problems and maintain employee motivation
*Demonstrate an understanding of the human resource processes associated with managing change while maintaining and monitoring quality
*Demonstrate an ability to work to a professional standard and to their being an effective team member.
*Apply relevant OD interventions and diagnostic tools leading to the development of solutions to resolve organisational problems.

Written feedback will focus on the strengths and weaknesses of each assignment and suggestions will be provided regarding which areas to focus on for improvement.
Prerequisites BUS145 Principles of Management or BUS176 Foundations of Management and Governance
Exclusions Students who have completed BUS240 Organisation Development and Human Resources Management may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Organisation Development and Human Resources Management (MIT) (DBUS240) - as for BUS240 except as follows
Organisational Unit No Specific School
Credit Points 3
Timetabled Learning Activities
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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