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Principles of Human Resources Management (BUS297)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Description This unit introduces students to the function of human resources management within the organisation. It aims to give students an understanding of how effective implementation of human resource management practice offers benefits to both the organisation and the individual. Topics covered will include the historical development of the human resources movement; the relationship between human resources and other organisational functions; factors affecting recruitment and selection decisions; and tools used to manage staff performance.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the organisational context and organisational objectives in the development of HR policies and practices (LO1)
Undertake key human resource management activities appropriate to the supporting the operations of contemporary organisations (LO2)
Recognise emerging global trends and technological changes and evaluate their impact on the workforce and the workplace (LO3)
Support the need for integrity and culturally aware ethical behaviour in people management practices (LO4) Display the ability to analyse variety of approaches to address human resource planning (L05)
Communicate clearly both orally and in writing. (LO6)
Demonstrate the capacity to work collaboratively with team members including communication, project and time management skills (LO7).

Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street campus
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Individual Assignment 25%
Group Assignment 35%
Examination closed book 40%
Prerequisites BUS176 Foundations of Management and Governance or BUS145 Principles of Management
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS240 ORG DEVELOPMENT AND HRM cannot enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Appears in these Minors Human Resources Management
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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