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MN30054: Strategy & human resource management

[Page last updated: 16 January 2023]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • MN30400 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 MN20080 OR take MN20291 OR take MN10570
Learning Outcomes: After taking this unit, students will have an advanced understanding of key strategic HR practices, and how they link with broader people management areas such as how talent management influences recruitment and selection as well as training and development.
The students will have an understanding of the meaning as well as the differences between a variety of strategic HR practices, and the different organisational characteristics that might influence how the practices impact on individual and organisational outcomes.

Aims: 1. The aim of this unit is to provide an in-depth analysis of key 'strategic' human resource management practices in organisations.
2. This unit aims to develop a critical understanding of what key strategic HR practices are, theoretically, and how they are implemented in practice. It will focus on how different practices and characteristics of organisations are aligned with such strategies.

Skills: Intellectual skills
* apply subject specific knowledge to a range of organisational situations
* an awareness of current issues and trends
* understanding of theoretical concepts and frameworks
Practical skills
* deal with complex issues and make sound judgements;
* work and communicate effectively with others
* apply advanced knowledge to practical cases
Transferable skills
* develop a holistic perspective on strategic HR practices ;
* develop a deep appreciation of contextual influences;
* appreciation and in-depth understanding of the human resources function and competences required;
* communicating, including presenting and promoting themselves and their ideas; preparing and production of effective critical analysis
* self motivation
* cooperative working with others, whilst debating and appreciating the views of others

Content: Indicative content may include (please note this may vary from year to year depending on cohort characteristics):
* Evidence based approaches to strategic HR
* Talent and knowledge management
* Diversity management
* Wellbeing management
* Meaning and purpose-led management.

Programme 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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