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MN30054: Strategy & human resource management

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Examination (EX 70% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN20080 OR take MN20291 OR take MN10570
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
1. The aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to the 'strategic' human resource management in organisations.
2. This unit aims to develop a critical understanding of what 'being strategic' means for organizations when it comes to managing their human resources. It will focus on how different practices and characteristics of organisations are aligned with such strategy. It will also help students to see how HRM is perceived in various organisations and how such perception might impact various organisational outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit, students will have an advanced understanding of why and how organisations might become strategic about managing their human resources.
The students will have an understanding of the meaning as well as the differences between business and HRM strategies. They will also understand different organisational characteristics that might impact the goal of 'being strategic' about HRM and various organisational outcomes that might be influenced by the preferred strategy will be understood better.

Skills:
Intellectual skills
* facility to apply subject specific knowledge to a range of organisational situations (TFA)
* an awareness of current issues and frameworks
* understanding of theoretical concepts and frameworks that enables meaningfully and critically to link theory and practice
Practical skills
* deal with complex issues and make sound judgements in the absence of complete information, and to communicate conclusions clearly and competently (FA);
* work effectively within cross-cultural groups and assume leadership roles where appropriate (F);
* communicate and manage effectively in cross-cultural contexts (TF)
* develop the facility to apply their advanced knowledge to practical cases (F)
Transferable skills
* ability to develop a holistic perspective on the HR strategies of organizations (TFA);
* ability to develop a deep appreciation of contextual influences which affect the management of human resources (TFA);
* appreciation and in-depth understanding of the human resources and competences required for improving the contribution of Hr to the performance of the organisation (TA);
(Inter)Personal
* communicating, including presenting and promoting themselves and their ideas; preparing and production of effective management analysis (F);
* verbal reasoning (F);
* self motivation (F);
* cooperative working with other students (F);
* debating and appreciating the views of others (F).

Content:

* Strategic HRM: Introduction
* Best Practice and Best Fit Approaches to HRM
* The HR Value Chain
* From best-fit to best-process - the front line manager and the psychological contract
* Strategic Training, learning and development
* Strategic Resourcing: internal and external
* Strategic Performance Management
* Strategic HRM and Performance Management in practice
* The future of the HR Function
* SHRM - Revisiting the CEOs perspective.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN30054 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)

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