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Advanced Human Resource Perspectives (BUS340)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Description This unit focuses on managing human resources at a strategic level, in order to meet organisational goals pertaining to sustainability and competitive advantage. 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 be broad and include, but are not limited to, attraction and retention of staff, how to manage performance, rewarding employees, career management and contemporary issues in HR practice.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
Knowledge outcomes:
K1 Understand and critique core HRM strategies and their relationship to contemporary organisational strategies,
K2 Investigate, understand, and interpret the organisational context and objectives necessary for the development and implementation of HR activities and policies,
K3 Investigate and diagnose methods of workforce and workplace design to align workforce capacity and capability,
K4 Understand and critique key human resource management activities to support operations in contemporary organisations,
Skills outcomes:
S1 Develop an appropriate HRM strategy to meet organisational objectives,
S2 Present the strategy in a professional and compelling way,
S3 Adaptability: for continuous learning and improvement,
S4 Broadmindedness: understanding varied perspectives of different stakeholders,
S5 Demonstrate higher order personal values and leadership: including integrity, ethical behaviour, and self-management,
S6 Work effectively in diverse groups to achieve organisational outcomes, in a variety of roles including: leadership, advisory, team member, or mentor,
Application outcomes.
A1 Execute a complex, interrelated, interdisciplinary HRM strategy,
A2 Analyse a complex organisational transition to uncover issues pertaining to HRM, and
A3 Provide information and advice about people management and the HR function's role, services and capabilities.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street campus
Workshops 4 hours per fortnight at Kaplan SGP
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 Assignment 1 30%
Assignment 2 30%
Exam 40%
Prerequisites Students enrolled in B1318 must have completed BUS297 Principles of Human Resources Management AND BUS293 Organisational Theory and Behaviour . Students enrolled in B1003 must have completed BUS240 Organisation Development and Human Resources Management or BUS297 Principles of Human Resources Management
Students enrolled in other courses must have completed BUS223/BUS293 Organisational Theory and Behaviour AND BUS240 Organisation Development and Human Resources Management or BUS297 Principles of Human Resources Management
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS320 Advanced Human Resource Perspectives may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Arif Sikander
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2927
e: Arif.Sikander@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.031 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus
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Miss Cassandra Spencer
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6059
e: C.Spencer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.027 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus
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