Course Title: Key Concepts in Human Resource Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Key Concepts in Human Resource Management

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4499

City Campus

Postgraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

BUSM4588

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JulDec2016

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4588

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JulDec2017 (KP4)

BUSM4588

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JanJun2018 (KP2)

Course Coordinator: Professor Timothy Bartram

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5310

Course Coordinator Email: timothy.bartram@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, Level 9, Room 83

Course Coordinator Availability: via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to articulate the importance of human resource management (HRM) within organisations and the supervision of people. The role of HRM and its contribution to organisational success is presented with a focus on contemporary and future issues. The interchange between knowledge regarding HRM theory and practice experienced will provide a basis for you to contribute confidently in workplaces. A variety of authentic case studies are used to stimulate discussion in the HRM context. The development of your knowledge, judgement, and research skills will enable you to apply enhanced technical, interpersonal/soft skills, including ethical practices required by HRM professionals. The enhancement of your capabilities as a reflective HRM practitioner are key components of this course.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills to articulate the importance of human resource management (HRM) functions within organisations. 2. Analyse issues using key concepts based on HRM theories to formulate appropriate strategies that can be successfully applied in workplace contexts. 3. Evaluate and apply a critical awareness of the effect of HRM practices on ethical, social, economic, political, technological and environmental factors that impact on organisations and the lab 4. Analyse the relevance of selected HRM theories and apply approaches that appropriately manage employees in domestic and global workplaces. 5. Appraise innovative options and solutions relevant to business practices with a vision of HRM requirements now and in the future.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course may be delivered face-to-face and/or online through classes, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will be expected to be an active participant and undertake the required preparatory work.

Opportunities to discuss and apply theories, practices and issues with a wide range of innovative learning approaches feature prominently in this course. Further, you are required to analyse HR case studies and generate potential solutions while also developing your research, conceptual, communication and interpersonal skills. Learning activities may include :

  • Case study analysis discussions
  • Scenario analyses using various resources
  • Facilitation and informal and possible formal (assessed) presentations by students
  • Debates
  • Writing, referencing and research skills including critical analysis and synthesis of academic material for assessment tasks


Overview of Learning Resources

This course may be delivered face-to-face and/or online through classes, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will be expected to be an active participant and undertake the required preparatory work.
You will also have access to course materials and additional readings on myRMIT Studies/Blackboard including external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hard-copy resources. 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.


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Task 1 : 20%

Assessment Task 2 : 30%

Assessment Task 3 : 50%


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