Course Title: Human Resource Management B

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 001325

Course Title: Human Resource Management B

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2007

Course Coordinator: Shelley Henley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BUSM1051 Human Resource Management A

Course Description

This course builds on the foundation of BUSM 1051 HRM A and continues to explore the contribution Human Resource Management (HRM) makes to business strategy and to the achievement of organizational objectives. The main aim of this course is to enable you to identify and consider the main strategic, policy, and practice aspects of several major HRM functions and their contribution to the achievement of organizational objectives.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

By the conclusion of this course, you should
• have developed a good knowledge of a range of current HRM issues and
• be able to use the knowledge gained to assist in your exploration of workplace issues.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities may include lectures, case studies and discussion. Where appropriate, this may be supplemented by audio-visual material, and guest speakers. You will be expected to actively participate in class, sharing your experiences and observations and raising questions and concerns arising from your own work experiences and your studies. Your participation not only facilitates your own learning, it will contribute to the learning of all other students by connecting theories, models, and research findings to real-life experiences and issues.

Overview of Learning Resources

There will be a prescribed text, and recommended secondary texts. You will also be required to access journals and databases (both research and practitioner based) for research and discussion and reflection purposes. You will be expected to use your past and present working experience as a learning resource for yourself and fellow course participants.

A DLS site will be maintained, and will include lecture overheads and useful web-links concerning current issues.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be designed to offer the opportunity to expand your knowledge base by critical directed and self-directed reading, and to consider application of concepts and practices discussed in this course to workplaces and organizations. It may include research assignments, literature reviews, case study analysis, group and individual work and presentations.