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Human Resource Management Perspectives (MBS555)

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 presents an overview of the management of human resources from the perspectives of HR practitioners and line managers. It examines practical and theoretical aspects of strategic and operational Human Resource Management. Topics such as recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management and remuneration for the organisation's most valuable asset are covered. Changing views on Human Resource concepts, processes, applications and evaluation will be canvassed. (MHRM students are advised to select this unit early in their course.)
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit, you should be able to analyse people management problems and propose evidence based HRM solutions that convince senior management of the critical role of HRM in achieving organisational success.
1. Explain each of the HRM activities
2. Propose a solution/s to issues in a variety of HRM activity based case studies and vignettes
3. Critically evaluate HRM academic literature
4. Apply evidence based HRM practices to resolve organisational people management problems
5. Convince senior management of HRMs role in contributing to organisational success
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 units 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 Three minute Elevator Pitch 30%
Research Paper 20%
Group Report 20%
Learning Portfolio 30%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS617/MBS6171 Human Resource Management Perspectives may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2016: MBS617; 2014: MBS655
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (GradCertHRM)
Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Administration (GradCertPAAdmin) [New in 2015]
Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Development Studies (MDS)
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS)
Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)
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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