Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.
Human Resource Management Perspectives (MBS555)
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
|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 students will be able to:.
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of human resource management
2. Apply specialised 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 learning and teaching approach informing the assessment and activity selection and design in this unit are student-centred, constructivist, and outcome-based (SOLO), featuring predominantly active learning strategies with tasks that are open-ended, authentic, and scaffolded.
The unit uses blended learning which combines learning online with interactive workshops. Using this combination of online and face-to-face learning provides flexibility for all students to learn anytime (24/7), anywhere (with an Internet connection) at a pace that suits their learning style. In this unit students explore concepts online prior to workshops, through videos, audio, websites, simulations, readings, quizzes, blogs and online discussions. Workshops (online or face-to-face) are interactive and use active learning such as; guided instruction (e.g. small group and whole class discussion), role plays, simulations, case studies, scenario-based tasks, problem-based tasks, project-based tasks, presentations and enquiry-based tasks.
|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 30%
3. Learning Portfolio 20%
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
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|
Dr Stephen Tan
P/T Teaching Casual
Dr Stephen Tan
P/T Teaching Casual
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