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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

Course Overview

This course aims to critically analyse the major organisational and external contexts within which organisations operate across the range of business sectors in which Human Resource professionals work.  Course members will evaluate the impact of the business environment and a range of stakeholders on organisation’s choices and strategies.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Offshore Sustained Study No
  • Dr Ian Robson

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The module is being taught in block workshops, there will be input from the tutors but much of your learning will come from individual and group tasks and the discussion of points arising from these. To maximise your learning you will need to fully contribute to the workshops and get involved in these sessions. Students will need to apply their knowledge within varying organisational contexts and to review and evaluate contemporary literature / research, students will discuss approaches used in known organisations.  There will be an expectation of your undertaking work between each block delivery session to consolidate learning and develop depth of knowledge in the syllabus areas.
Materials will be posted on My Aberdeent hroughout the course.  It is also important that students also check their email regularly.  My Aberdeen supports class discussions and workshops but the course requires full attendance at class.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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2h class test utilising seen case study (100%) under CIPD regulations.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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