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Managing, Evaluating and Developing Human Resources (MBS535)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit is about managing, measuring and developing human performance at work. It addresses these issues by looking at the relationship between employee learning and development in the context of performance management. The unit thus has a strategic focus - it is about organisational systems, and the integration of the performance management and learning and development functions. Its focus is on the practical application of theory in the workplace, and it is designed to suit both HR practitioners and line managers.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Define performance and its determinants.
2. Describe methods of performance measurement and issues arising in the process of rating.
3. Compare and contrast the benefits of different performance appraisal processes/systems.
4. Identify the issues surrounding the implementation and ongoing management of performance appraisal systems.
5. Describe the possible outcomes of the appraisal process and methods for evaluating its effectiveness.
6. Discuss contemporary theory and trends in learning and development;
7. Describe different approaches to organisational learning, training needs identification and planning.
8. Outline different approaches to leadership and management development.
9. Understand the current trends and developments in performance management and training.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street Campus and at MUISC Dubai
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 Individual Assessment 30%
Individual Assessment 30%
Final Exam 40%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS625 Managing, Evaluating and Developing Human Resources cannot enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2016: MBS525; 2014: MBS625
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 Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
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.


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Mr Justin Hancock
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e: J.Hancock@murdoch.edu.au
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MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Mr Justin Hancock
P/T Teaching Casual

e: J.Hancock@murdoch.edu.au
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