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Human Resource Management Perspectives (MBS555)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
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 students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of human resource management
2. Apply human resource management knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
3. Exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts
4. Evaluate human resource management issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
5. Demonstrate the capability to engage in lifelong learning
6. Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
7. 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 approach to learning in this unit combines self-directed and more structured learning through interactive workshops. Students will have blended learning approach, with recorded content followed by a 2 hour workshop. Students are provided with a range of opportunities to engage with the dynamics of business and politics interaction through discussion and analysis of various case studies.
Assessment Assessment in this unit is authentic, real-world and relevant; assessments are constructive, sequential and inter-linked; requiring students to use and engage with progressively higher-order cognitive (skill-based) processes; assessments are aligned with the desired learning outcomes; and, provide challenge, interest and motivation to learn.

Assessment comprises the four assessments:

1. Three minute Elevator Pitch 20%
2. Group Report 20%
3. Learning Portfolio 30%
4. Exam 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 Business Administration (GradCertBusAdmin)
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 Business Administration + Master of Human Resources Management (MBA)+(MHRM) [New in 2019]
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Tara Smith

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6062
e: Tara.Smith@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.007 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Ms Carole Brady

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2889
e: C.Brady@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.1.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Tara Smith

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6062
e: Tara.Smith@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.007 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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