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 management (HRM) is increasingly part of an organisation's strategy development and implementation. HRM 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 explore key strategic HRM concepts 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-ordinatorAlice Li

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesClass lectures, discussion and readings. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these issues

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsBUO5HER

Equivalent subjectsBUO5HER

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the purpose and the range of activities associated with human resource (HR Management
02. Evaluate the strategic contribution that HR management can make to organisational performance
03. Critically analyse and apply HR management theories and research to an organisational problem
04. Critically analyse how local, national, and global trends affect HR management

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Week 30-44, Night


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlice Li

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 44
Four 8.00 h seminar per study period on any day including weekend at night from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
Please refer to the MBA Student Information LMS Page for days and times.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Proposal (Equivalent to 2000 words) Equivalent to 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Group Assignment (Equivalent to 1500 words per student) Equivalent to 1500 words per student

N/AAssignmentGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual Essay (Equivalent to 1500 words) Equivalent to 1500 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4