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MS3554: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2017-2018)

Last modified: 24 Jul 2017 15:18


Course Overview

This course provides an in-depth examination of key theories and concepts in Human Resource Management (HRM) and demonstrates how these concepts can be applied in practice, using relevant case studies. Key themes to be covered include important HRM issues like the link between strategy and HRM, organizational design, team and organizational performance, employee relations, the strategic aspect of compensation and other emerging trends in HRM (life-work balance; virtual organizations and teleworking)

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nicola Naughton

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

  • One of MS1006 Managing People and Organisations (Passed) or MS1007 Managing Organizations (Passed) or MS1008 Managing Organizations (Passed) or MS1009 Managing Organizations (Passed)
  • One of MS1507 The Context of Business (Passed) or MS1508 The Context of Business (Passed) or MS1509 The Context of Business (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth examination of key theories and concepts in Human Resource Management (HRM) and demonstrates how these concepts can be applied in practice, using relevant case studies. Key themes to be covered include important HRM issues like the link between strategy and HRM, organizational design, team and organizational performance, employee relations, the strategic aspect of compensation and other emerging trends in HRM (life-work balance; virtual organizations and teleworking)

There are five broad topics covered:
  • The origins and development of Human Resource Management
  • The role and function of HRM in organizations
  • The key issues in managing employee relations
  • The contentious issues relating to the management of people
  • The international comparisons in HRM and its influence on convergence within the discipline

Further Information & Notes

Available normally to students in Programme Year 3.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

76 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt:

Group presentation (25%)

Individual essay (25%)

2-hour exam (50%)

 

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

This will take place via tutorial discussions on HRM topics and informally through verbal feedback on case study questions. Questions for students to discuss will also be placed on discussion boards.

Feedback

Written feedback is given on the essay. Verbal feedback is given on the answers to case study questions in tutorial classes. Class feedback will also be given on discussion board responses.

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