HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

BUA5HER

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In a highly competitive and service-oriented economy, effectively managing human capital is essential for an organisation#s success, and human resource (HR) management is increasingly part of an organisation#s strategy development and implementation. HR is often a distinct unit within the organisation, but it is also increasingly integrated within the general management role. Thus, effective general managers must be able to identify, develop, and enhance the value of their employees. In this subject, you will be introduced to key HR management principles and functions that contribute to organisational effectiveness. You will be encouraged to critically examine how specific HR practices can be applied in the general management context.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJanet Russell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBA or HZMBHA or LMMBAH or LMMBAA or LZFABA to do this subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUO5HER

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTBDPrescribedTBDTBD

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the purpose and the range of activities associated with human resource (HR) management

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover issues around the management of human resources. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these issues
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

02. Evaluate the strategic contribution that HR management can make to organisational performance

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover issues around the management of human resources. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these issues
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

03. Critically analyse and apply HR management theories and research to an organisational problem

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover issues around the management of human resources. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these issues
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

04. Critically analyse how local, national, and global trends affect HR management

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover issues around the management of human resources. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these issues
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Week 08-09, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJanet Russell

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 08 - 09
Four 8.0 hours seminar per day on any day including weekend during the day from week 08 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Please refer to the MBA Student Information LMS Page for days and times."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One x Individual Proposal (equivalent to 2000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One x Individual Presentation (equivalent to 1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
One x Group Assignment (equivalent to 1000 words per student)20 01, 02, 03, 04
One x Individual Essay (equivalent to 1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04