Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Year: 2018-19
Course code: MGT2011
Course credits: 10
Taught: Semester 1
Course co-ordinator: Professor Melanie Simms
Entry requirements: Students must achieve a grade D or above in ALL four Management level 1 courses Introduction to Marketing; Organisational Behaviour; Foundations of Finance and Principles of Management to progress to Level 2 Business and Management.
Available to visiting students: Yes, assuming successful completion of courses equivalent to principles of management, marketing, organisational behaviour and financial and management accounting at home institution.
Contact for more informationClaire Cameron

Course description

MGT2011, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, is one of four 10-credit courses which comprise level 2 study in Business and Management.  Students will complete all four courses (40 credits in total) in order to progress to further study in Business and Management subject to achieving entry requirements.

Human Resource Management is a body of knowledge and practices to do with the organisation, management and regulation of work; and the management of performance, reward, development and employment relations. This course aims to introduce students to the theory and practice of Human Resource Management.


The course aims are:

  1. To introduce students to the theory and practice of Human Resource Management.
  2. To introduce students to the main functional areas within Human Resource Management and how these may impact upon organisations and individuals.
  3. To provide the opportunity to understand and critically evaluate research and practice in the field of Human Resource Management.

Intended Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define and critically evaluate main schools of thought in Human Resource Management.
  • Critically assess the nature, role, theory and practice of Human Resource Management in contemporary organisations.
  • Critically evaluate processes, functions, procedures and practices found in contemporary Human Resource Management.
  • Assess how Human Resource Management practices may impact upon organisations and individuals.  

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures:  Tuesday and Friday (2.00-3.00pm) (2 x 1hr lectures x 10 weeks )
Tutorials: 1 x 1hr tutorials x 5 weeks

Tutorials are held at various times and can be selected on MyCampus.

Course texts

To be confirmed


An essay of 500 words (20%)
An essay of 2000 words (80%)