Master of Human Resource Management

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  • Objectives
    1. Learning Goal Graduates of this degree will be: Able to align people management strategies with business objectives and the external environment. Learning objectives to achieve this goal On successful completion of this degree students will be able to: * describe, explain and apply the fundamental principles of strategic human resource management * identify the various sources of sustained competitive advantage of human capital in managing people * evaluate the impact of political, economic, social, cultural and environmental factors on managing and developing human resources. 2. Learning goal Graduates of this degree will be: Capable identifying and responding to stakeholders’ demands and of managing organisational relationships. Learning objectives to achieve this goal On successful completion of this degree students will be able to: * identify the need for stakeholders’ involvement in human resource implementation * apply the knowledge and skills for managing stakeholders in variety of organizational contexts * understand and moderate the impact of social capital and social networks in relation to the need for human resource to build effective relationships with individuals and groups within and outside the organisation. 3. Learning Goal Graduates of this degree will be: Effective decision makers in building organisational capability through high performing people. Learning objectives to achieve this goal On successful completion of this degree students will be able to: * plan, analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of related human resource policies of talent identification, recruitment, development, rewards, retention, and promotion * measure and evaluate the systems that distinguish high-performing from low-performing individuals * establish clear performance standards and analyse the result in order to improve the established standards * develop the core people competencies required for organisations to meet their business goals and to facilitate people to develop those competencies. 4. Learning Goal Graduates of this degree will be: Critical thinkers in the field of human resource management and adept in developing solutions to problems. Learning objectives to achieve this goal On successful completion of this degree students will be able to: * explain and critically analyse factors that influence senior management decision making * make critical, sound and independent judgements for supporting organisational direction with political, economic and cultural sensitivities * apply knowledge of theory to analyse case-based and hypothetical problems in a variety of organisations. 5. Learning Goal Graduates of this degree will be: Knowledgeable in the core areas of human resource management and possess the capabilities to manage a range of functions within organisations effectively Learning objectives to achieve this goal On successful completion of this degree students will be able to: * describe the core areas of human resource management and the related management principles, theories and models * analyse and evaluate the key competencies needed to become a successful human resource manager including strategic management, international management, marketing and other functional disciplines * critically analyse human resource management’s problems and apply relevant models and theories to generate effective solutions
  • Entry requirements
    Students with an undergraduate degree of good academic standard in an appropriate discipline or its equivalent and at least one year of documented relevant work and/or professional experience.
  • Academic title
    Master of Human Resource Management
  • Course description
    Eight core subjects:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    325-641  Strategic HRM Planning and Evaluation
    This subject focuses on the link between HRM and business strategies and operations. The subject examines fundamental concepts in Strategic Human Resource Management including the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of HR activities....     Semester 1     12.50

    325-642  Managing Stakeholders
    The demand for business-focused HR means that HR practitioners need the ability to work in partnership with stakeholders from diverse areas of the business. This capacity is essential to improving the implementation of HR strategies, initiatives and ...     Semester 1     12.50

    325-643  Managing Diversity
    Managing diversity is a strategic approach towards HRM. It is about utilizing human resources efficiently and effectively by identifying significant differences in the workforce and labour markets, and exploring the potential advantages of workforce ...     Semester 2     12.50

    325-652  Developing Employee Competencies
    This subject examines theoretical underpinnings and workplace applications concerning the training and development of HR competencies. Focus areas include recruitment and selection, training and human resource development, job analysis and key compet...     Semester 2     12.50

    325-653  Performance Management & Reward Systems
    This subject will examine the range of human resource management systems that seek to measure employee work performance and the implications for the design and evaluation of reward systems. The focus is on the design and evaluation of performance and...     Semester 1     12.50

    325-654  Conducting and Evaluating Research
    This subject will focus on offering students the opportunity to develop their ability to conduct and evaluate research activities and written research reports. This will include examining methods for conducting quantitative and qualitative research, ...     Semester 1     12.50

    325-656  Conflict and Negotiation
    Individual and group conflict is an inevitable aspect of day to day life. This subject will review the major causes of conflict in the workplace and its negotiation through individual, collective and institutional mechanisms. Students will be offered...     Semester 2     12.50

    325-687  International Human Resource Management
    This subject will examine the challenge of managing a global workforce in an international setting. The relationships between the external environment, organisational factors, and international HRM strategies and practices will be studied from both a...     Semester 2     12.50

    Four elective subjects from:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    306-660  Accounting for Decision Making
    This subject is designed to enable students to be informed users of accounting information of all types. It is divided into three parts. The first part of the subject covers the basic concepts in accounting and the terminology used by accountants. Th...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    325-491  Business Fundamentals     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    325-640  Marketing Management
    This subject provides an introduction to the basic concepts, principles and activities of marketing and how to manage an organisation's marketing effort. Some of the principal topics include the analysis of market opportunities, selecting target...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    325-647  Leadership and Team Dynamics
    One of the main challenges for today's managers is effectively communicating vision and inspiring employees to achieve that vision within team-based work structures. This subject deals with this challenge by examining the interaction of leadersh...     Semester 1     12.50

    325-650  Contemporary Employment Systems
    The aim of this subject is to analyse employment systems in terms of the relationship between the three main actors in the employment relationship: employers, employees and the state. HRM, personnel management and simple systems will be characterised...     Semester 2     12.50

    325-664  Strategic Management
    This subject is about the strategic management process - how managers develop and implement strategies in organisations - and how that process itself is changing. It focuses on three main issues: (1) how different industry conditions support differen...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    325-677  People and Change
    This subject examines individual and collective human behaviour in and around issues of organisational change. The subject will cover a broad theoretical basis that assists in understanding how change at the employee, group and strategic levels affec...     Semester 2     12.50

    325-688  Asian Business and Management
    This subject will examine how the strategy, institutional context and organisation of firms from East and Southeast Asian economies differ from 'typical' western firms. It will explain and conceptualise the nature of Asian management in gen...     Semester 1     12.50

    325-695  Project Management
    The use of project management techniques has risen sharply. Examples of projects include research and development studies, reorganization efforts, implementation of total quality management, installation of a new piece of equipment, advertising campa...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

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