HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

MGT2HRM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores the strategic and operational issues involved in managing staff in the workplace. It examines the challenges facing human resource managers in contemporary Australian organisations and seeks to develop an understanding of human resource management practices in our continually changing social, economic, industrial relations and organisational environments. This subject will explore the reasons underpinning the increasing recognition of human resource management (HRM) within organisations as well as the field's underlying purposes.Throughout this subject an emphasis is placed on a strategic approach to HRM in addition to the functional and operational aspects.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MGT1FOM OR BUS1BUF

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students undertaking a major in Management or HRM in the Bachelor of Business are strongly encouraged to undertake MGT1FOM.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain (in oral and written form) the basic concepts of human resource management (from both a theoretical and applied perspective) and demonstrate how these make HRM a unique source of competitive advantage.

Activities:
Lecture, Online activities, Tutorials Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

02. Explain (in oral and written form) the need for organisations to facilitate the strategic partnership between management and employees.

Activities:
Lecture, Online activities, Tutorials Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

03. Select and analyse relevant academic literature to provide critical analysis of HRM.

Activities:
Lecture, Online activities, Tutorials Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

04. Summarise, analyse and organise case studies and research materials on a range of HRM topics through cooperative teamwork.

Activities:
Lecture, Online activities, Tutorials Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

05. Present a portfolio of work based on key HRM concepts.

Activities:
Lecture, Online activities, Tutorials Case studies, experiential exercises, comprehension questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students will access each week online lecture in LMS."

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be required to attend from week 2 of semester a weekly tutorial for one hour at local campus"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour final examinationexamination to be held in centrally run examination period at end of semester50 01, 02, 03
One 3500-word Group Report4 students per Group30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
HRM: Skills Portfolioeuqivalent to 1000-words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students will access each week online lecture in LMS"

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be required to attend from week 2 of semester a weekly tutorial for one hour at local campus"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour final examinationexamination to be held in centrally run examination period at end of semester50 01, 02, 03
One 3500-word Group Report4 students per Group30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
HRM: Skills Portfolioeuqivalent to 1000-words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be required to attend from week 2 of semester a weekly tutorial for one hour at local campus"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students will access each week online lecture in LMS"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour final examinationexamination to be held in centrally run examination period at end of semester50 01, 02, 03
One 3500-word Group Report4 students per Group30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
HRM: Skills Portfolioeuqivalent to 1000-words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will access each week online lecture in LMS"

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be required to attend from week 2 of semester a weekly tutorial for one hour at local campus"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour final examinationexamination to be held in centrally run examination period at end of semester50 01, 02, 03
One 3500-word Group Report4 students per Group30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
HRM: Skills Portfolioeuqivalent to 1000-words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 02 - 07
Two 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via online.
"The lectures will be online (equivalent to 2 x 2 hour lecture per week)"

Tutorial Week: 02 - 07
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend a 2 hour tutorial on campus per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour final examinationexamination to be held in centrally run examination period at end of semester50 01, 02, 03
One 3500-word Group Report4 students per Group30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
HRM: Skills Portfolioeuqivalent to 1000-words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students will access each week online lecture in LMS"

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays at night from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be required to attend from week 2 of semester a weekly tutorial for one hour at local campus"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour final examinationexamination to be held in centrally run examination period at end of semester50 01, 02, 03
One 3500-word Group Report4 students per Group30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
HRM: Skills Portfolioeuqivalent to 1000-words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2015, ACN Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour final examinationexamination to be held in centrally run examination period at end of semester50 01, 02, 03
One 3500-word Group Report4 students per Group30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
HRM: Skills Portfolioeuqivalent to 1000-words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2015, ACN Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 28 - 39
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 28 - 39
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour final examinationexamination to be held in centrally run examination period at end of semester50 01, 02, 03
One 3500-word Group Report4 students per Group30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
HRM: Skills Portfolioeuqivalent to 1000-words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2015, ACN Summer Semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45 - 05
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 05 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 45 - 05
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 05 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour final examinationexamination to be held in centrally run examination period at end of semester50 01, 02, 03
One 3500-word Group Report4 students per Group30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
HRM: Skills Portfolioeuqivalent to 1000-words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04