HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

BUO5HER

2017

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 StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites students must be enrolled in LMMBAO, LMMBA or LMMBAA to do this subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects BUA5HER

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Online discussion, case studies, assessment tasks, readings, weekly activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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

Activities:
Online discussion, case studies, assessment tasks, readings, weekly activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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

Activities:
Online discussion, case studies, assessment tasks, readings, weekly activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)

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

Activities:
Online discussion, case studies, assessment tasks, readings, weekly activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2017, Online StudyPeriod 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 08
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week from week 02 to week 08 and delivered via online.
"Access via subject website; additional online facilitated discussions will also occur for this subject. Please refer to subject learning guide."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Written Assignment (2500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Verbal Presentation (1000 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Online participation via Discussion Board (1500 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04