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Course Overview

HRM underpins all that we seek to achieve when working with other people. It includes employment law, personal skills, and the knowledge to assess what is the right approach to the many challenges that face managers every day. This course is run by tutors who have that knowledge, skill and experience. It includes fine tuning your skills in role play which extend through presentations, interviews, and negotiation to achieve success. At the end of the course you will feel confident to face the challenges of management, and convince a prospective employer of your competence and ability.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr William Cooper

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Master of Business Administration in Energy Management or Independent Subject Study In Energy Management or Master Of Science In Cultural And Creative Communication

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

The aim of this course is to provide students with the conceptual and prescriptive tools to enable them to understand, identify, diagnose and analyse the principal people management issues facing managers of organisations in the contemporary economy. The course confronts the complexities of managing people in organisations by examining different theoretical approaches to motivation, commitment, performance, conflict and performance. Following these frameworks the course confronts contemporary approaches to communication and participation, and key management issues of reward, training, team-working, equality and discrimination. Topical subjects such as work-life balance and family-friendly employment are also explored with emphasis to their applicability in the new or “knowledge” sectors of the economy.

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

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 33, 33, 35, 35
  • 5 Seminars during University weeks 34, 34

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

Group Poster and 1,000 word summary (30%)

2,500 word Individual Assignment (70%)

Alternative Resit Assessment

Individual Assignment (100%)


Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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