Course Title: Contemporary Issues in Strategic Human Resource Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Contemporary Issues in Strategic Human Resource Management

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4495

City Campus

Postgraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4594

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JulDec2017 (KP6)

BUSM4594

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JulDec2018 (KP4)

Course Coordinator: Dr. Michael Muchiri

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1603

Course Coordinator Email: michael.muchiri@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09.31

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Contemporary Issues in Strategic Human Resource Management (CISHRM) focusses on the rewarding employment of people and subsequent organisational success. This course reviews and applies theoretical and practical perspectives relevant to organisational achievement. The analytical and practical tools to apply various approaches to the conception, planning, implementation and evaluation of strategic policy and practices in the key functional areas of HRM are key learning outcomes within this course. To achieve these aims, the topics include the changing nature of the workplace, the impact of technology, global influences, high-performance work systems, cultural transformation, workforce planning and talent management, performance management, leadership and management competencies, ethics and the importance of employee voice.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Analyse the context of strategic HR management theories and principles for implementation in organisations.

2. Evaluate the relationship between human resource management strategies and their impact on business planning processes and organisational success.

3. Apply strategic human resource principles and models to assess people management problems and suggest possible solutions.

4. Research and identify emerging HR strategies that contribute to organisational objectives.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be required to engage with a range of relevant topics by actively participating in lectures, tutorials, seminars and class discussions. You will be expected to apply the theories and frameworks introduced in class to cases and situations discussed in class. You are also encouraged to undertake these learning activities in order to help you achieve the learning outcomes as specified above.


Overview of Learning Resources

In addition to the recommended texts you will be expected to access the academic and professional journals available through the RMIT library. A list of recommended journals and texts will be provided.

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.


Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment listed below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 30%

Assessment Task 2: 30%


Assessment Task 3: 40%


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.