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MN20291: Human resource management 1

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: 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.
Before taking this unit you must take MN10005 or take MN10071 or take MN20080
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)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • 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)