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MN20291: Human resource management 1

[Page last updated: 23 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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
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.

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.

Skills: 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)

Content: Meaning and importance of HRM, Recruitment, Selection, Negotiation, Training and Development, Performance Management, Employee Attitudes and Behaviours, Strategic HRM.

Programme 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-ANB07 : BSc(Hons) Business 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)


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