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Course Overview

The ability of human resource management functions depends on a strong strategic perspective of the direction of an organization in the short and long terms, alongside a synthesized approach to managing and developing human assets. The integration of the human resource management function in a business organisation is therefore the critical point at which strategy is interpreted into values, skills and competences as well as capacity requirements in order to succeed against a performance framework. Issues such as talent management, workforce analysis, reputation and risk, high performance work systems and the international dimensions of business are fundamental to this area of study. Engagement and internal stakeholder processes underpin the strategic management culture in organisations. In turn, these processes feed in to strategic management, strategy formation, visioning and implementation issues.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Off-site Sustained Study No
  • Dr Rosalind Rae

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

This course considers human resource management as the focal point of developing and managing human asset capability in relation to the strategic direction of an organisation. An organisational development agenda is woven through this module to provide students with an understanding of the shortcomings of classical human resource management alongside critical and practical perspectives of how strategic human resource management can drive a more purposeful and value-adding core function of business.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: analytical piece of critical work (100%).

Resit: repeat of the summative assessments.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Feedback will be continuous and rapid and will be conducted by Personal Tutors who will be readily available to communicate with students.  There will be adherence to the Institutional Framework for the Provision of Feedback. 

Course Learning Outcomes


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