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MN10570: Introduction to managing people

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: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 25%, EX 75%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 25% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Examination (EX 75% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
1. The unit aims to build on the theoretical concepts of Principles of Organizational Behaviour and to illustrate how they apply to the Management of People.
2. It also gives a broad overview of major features of human resource management.
3. It provides examples from contemporary organizations.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of main HRM functions and practices adopted in today's organisations.
2. Explain the difference between key HRM functions
3. Explain the difference between key employee attitudes and behaviours.
4. Analyse and critique how HRM functions impact employee attitudes and behaviours.
5. Appraise how HRM functions impact individual and organisational level performance.
6. Appraise how organisations might improve specific HRM practices to positively impact individual and organisational level performance.
7. Analyse and critique how restructuring shape HRM functions as well as impact employee attitudes and behaviours.
8. Explain how cultural differences influence HRM functions and employee perceptions.

1. Critical awareness of current theoretical and practical issues in HRM field (T/A).
2. Ability to apply and analyse HRM theory to practical issues and problems (T/F/A)
3. Ability to apply subject-specific HRM knowledge into a range of situations such as case studies, exercises, and real life examples (T/F/A)
4. Ability to identify, analyse and discuss interconnections between HRM practices (T/F/A)
5. Ability to evaluate why employee attitudes and behaviour vary. (T/F/A)
6. Ability to discuss why employees might be managed in different ways (T/F/A)
7. Ability to analyse and discuss the link between HRM practices and organisational outcomes. (T/A)
8. Interview practice (F/A)
Downsizing experiential exercise (T/F/A).
9. Ability to communicate during in-class practical exercises (T/F).
10. Appreciation of the human resources and competences required for successful organisational HRM practices (T/A)
11. Cooperative working with other students (F)
12. Debating and appreciating the views of others (F).

Recruitment, Selection, Negotiation, Training and Development, Performance Management and Reward, Employee Attitudes and Behaviour, Turnover and Downsizing, International HRM.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN10570 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
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  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 1)