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Strategic Human Resources (MGMT90010)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90010
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This capstone subject involves the analysis of organisational decisions and actions with a focus on implications for HR policy and practice. Many organisational decisions have implications for HR and employees including the number of people to be employed, the type of skills required and the way employee performance is assessed and rewarded. In this subject students will draw on their core business This capstone subject involves the analysis of organisational decisions and actions with a focus on implications for HR policy and practice. Many organisational decisions have implications for HR and employees including the number of people to be employed, the type of skills required and the way employee performance is assessed and rewarded. In this subject students will draw on their core business subjects and HR studies to critically analyse a series of cases on topical issues and develop recommendations that promote organisational sustainability.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Assess the implications of organisational decisions for HR;
  • Identify the HR implications of organisational decisions prior to decisions being taken;
  • Develop HR responses to organisational decisions that promote organisational sustainability;
  • Analyse complex organisational and employee level data to develop HR polices and recommendations; and
  • Demonstrate the size and scope of HR's contribution to sustained organisational performance.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Critical analytical skills, which should be developed through small group discussions, groups exercises and case studies;
  • Problem-solving skills, which should be developed through case studies and assignments that will require students to evaluate the appropriateness of various HR responses prior to and after organisational decisions have been made; and
  • Verbal and written communication skills, which should be developed through group discussions and case study analyses.

Last updated: 16 August 2017