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MS3554: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nicola Naughton

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

  • 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)
  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • One of MS1006 Managing People and Organisations (Passed) or MS1007 Managing Organizations (Passed) or MS1008 Managing Organizations (Passed) or MS1009 Managing Organisations (Passed)

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

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 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


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Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Written feedback is given on the essay.

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Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Feedback

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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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

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