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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course aims to deliver a `best practices’ primer on human resource (H.R.) activities associated with successful organizations in the private and public sector. Students will gain an understanding of the linkages between various HR policies and procedures, and key organizational outcomes. Furthermore, they will gain the ability to critically appraise and analyse various methods of organizing and employing human resources in the organizational context. Learning will be encouraged by student and instructor interaction, reading, class discussions, and group work. The course integrates academic research findings on HR topics with practical issues faced by individuals in the workplace.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Nicola Naughton

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

  • One of Master of Business Administration (P/T) (Studied) or Master of Business Administration (Studied) or Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Man't) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

At the end of the course students will have an understanding of:  The way strategic HRM issues are operationalised at a practical level.  The way in which successful structural and cultural change in organisations has to be informed by sound HR practice.  The requirements that underpin successful initiatives in an international perspective.  The factors that underpin successful initiatives in work and organisation design.

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

  • 5 Lectures during University week47
  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 46, 48

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

Individual Piece: 3000 word written report (70% of total course marks) ; Group Piece comprising 20 minute Presentation (15%) and 1000 word Briefing Note (15% ). Students must attempt all elements to pass the course.   Recordings of the presentations will be kept for external examiner review.


Resit: If a student fails to reach a pass mark of CGS D3 overall, they may be permitted to undertake a resit of the substantive assignment.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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