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Managing Remuneration, Benefits and Motivation (MBS668)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit focuses on managing employee remuneration and benefits in contemporary organisations. It gives students a broad understanding of the theoretical frameworks underpinning the links between work behaviours and pay, and practical experience in designing and evaluating an effective remuneration system. Topics include the mechanics of determining relative job worth when establishing pay structures; the link between motivation theory and the use of incentive systems in performance management; the impact of economic theory and the broader environment in wage determination.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
ULO1 Demonstrate specialised knowledge of remuneration and benefits management
ULO2 Apply integrated knowledge of remuneration and benefits management to practical contexts
ULO3 Exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts
ULO4 Evaluate issues and problems related to remuneration management and structure evidence-based conclusions
ULO5 Demonstrate the capability to engage in lifelong learning
ULO6 Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
ULO7 Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street Campus
Seminars (South Street): All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning. Structured learning may include lectures, face-to-face seminars, workshops, online activities, consultations and coaching sessions. Some units may be delivered in an intensive mode. Students should refer to the published timetable, and Unit Guide for specific information about the timetabling of this unit.
Seminars (TNE):6 sessions at 3.5 hours per session X 1 revision session at 3 hours.
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 Test 10%
Case Study 60%
Examination 30%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS626 Managing Remuneration, Benefits and Motivation may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: MBS626
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (GradCertHRM)
Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Master of Business Administration + Master of Human Resources Management (MBA)+(MHRM) [New in 2019]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
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
Associate Professor Antonia Girardi
Head of Discipline Business

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6980
e: A.Girardi@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.1.031 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Ms Carole Brady

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2889
e: C.Brady@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.027 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mrs Richa Vinod
P/T Teaching Casual

e: Richa.Vinod@murdoch.edu.au
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