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MN20291: Human resource management 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
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)
  • Exam (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 MN10005 OR take MN10071 OR take MN20080
In taking this module you cannot take MN10570 OR take MN20072
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The course aims to give a broad overview of major features of human resource management. It examines issues from the contrasting perspectives of management and employees.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this unit the student will be able to:
* Develop a detailed understanding of the meaning and importance of HRM
* Understand and evaluate key HR functions.
* Identify and critique the theoretical perspectives that contribute to these HR functions
* Identify and discuss how various HR functions impact each other
* Analyse and evaluate the linkages between HR functions and their practical applications
* Identify and discuss the appropriate skills that are linked to the practical application of these HR functions
* Evaluate the strategic importance of HRM in organisations
* Understand and evaluate of how HR functions impact individual and organisational performance.

Juxtaposition of theory , and practice as well as the link between them (taught/assessed)
Identification and critique of good practice (taught/assessed)
Practical exercise, case studies, real life examples (written, video or previous experience based) (taught/facilitated/assessed)

Meaning and importance of HRM, Recruitment, Selection, Negotiation, Training and Development, Performance Management, Employee Attitudes and Behaviours, Strategic HRM.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN20291 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 2)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.