MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Strategic Human Resource Management BUS5011

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

To provide students with up-to-date, research-based knowledge concerning the implementation and impact of human resource management practices in British and other organisations and to acquaint students with the personal skills and competencies involved in effectively applying individual human resource management practices.

Timetable

Taught over 6 half days in semester 2.

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Choice of 1 of 3 assignments word length 2,500 to be agreed with the course tutor. Assignment topics will be distributed in class along with the course outline.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To provide students with up-to-date, research-based knowledge concerning the implementation and impact of human resource management practices in British and other organisations and to acquaint students with the personal skills and competencies involved in effectively applying individual human resource management practices.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students should be able to:

1. Understand the reasons for the increased interest in human resource management.

2. Recognise the potential importance of the relationship between organisational performance and human resource management practice.

3. Describe and evaluate some of the controversies surrounding the role and influence of human resource management.

4. Understand the importance of organisations adopting a strategic approach towards human resource management.

5. Discuss how the nature of the larger organisational structure and operating environment shapes the ability effectively to introduce and operate human resource management practices.

6. Recognise that change in one area of human resource management will almost invariably trigger the need for change in other areas.

7. Appreciate the changing nature of contemporary human resource management practices in certain selected subject areas.

8. Understand the importance of personal skills and the processes of consultation in introducing new or revised human resource management practices in certain selected subject areas.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.