BSC Syllabus - Human Resource Management

Course Summary

Understanding the human side of organisations is central to their performance and effectiveness. As organisations change, grow, divide, develop and operate internationally, professional knowledge of the part played by their people is essential at both operational and board levels.

The course considers how people, processes and structures interrelate. It focuses on the crucial part played by individuals and groups in organisation processes, such as decision making, planning and managing new technology. You will develop an appreciation of the central importance of human resource strategies for all organisations.

Course Modules

  • 30 credits - Contemporary Issues In Human Resource Management
  • 30 credits - Learning, Training And Development In Organisations
  • 30 credits - Global Working
  • 30 credits - Theory and Practice of Leadership
  • 30 credits - Employee Relations and Legal Issues In HRM-1
  • 30 credits - Employee Relations and Legal Issues In HRM-2
Course CodeNameCourse Description
HRM4013Contemporary Issues In Human Resource ManagementThis course offers a unique opportunity to re-assess and appraise individual and organisational issues. The use of different methods of looking at organisational life is important, providing the basis for a critical review of theory.
Topics include areas such as:-
  • An overview of contemporary HRM and key issues for the management of people in organisations, including high performance organisations, flexibility, involvement, empowerment and impact on careers.
  • The nature and purpose of the HR profession
  • Psychological contracts and communication from an individual and organisational perspective
  • The changing context of work and managing organisational change including downsizing and outsourcing.
  • Employment ethics, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and issues of fairness and justice.
  • Organisational justice
  • Organisational Whistle blowing
  • Surveillance and control at work
  • Organisational misbehaviour - i.e. resistance, sabotage, humour etc
  • Bullying in the workplace
  • Careerism - moral and economic implications for both employers and individuals
  • Organisational and individual stress
  • Emotions at work and links with impression management for individuals and organisations
  • Managing diversity
HRM4040 Learning, Training And Development In OrganisationsThe course will cover such areas as: Global perspectives on Human Resource Development, Developing an HRD strategy, the role and theory of learning, systematic approach to HRD,Identifying HRD needs, Designing L & D interventions, Delivery of L & D interventions, Evaluation of L & D interventions and Organizational learning and knowledge
HRM4050Global WorkingThe course seeks to develop studentsí understanding of and skills for operating in the global business environment. Topics in the course includes: Trends and challenges of globalisation, Cultural differences between countries, Differences in organisational behaviour between countries, Differences in organisational behaviour between countries, Socioeconomic differences between countries and HR implications,The role of HR in a global context, HR outsourcing, Teamwork in a global context and Leadership in a global context
HRM4064 Theory and Practice of LeadershipThe course will cover selections from the following topics:The Nature of Leadership, Power and Influence, Leaders of Character (values, traits, and disposition),Leadership and Ethics, Leading Others, Basic Motivation Theories I (extrinsic), Basic Motivation Theories II (intrinsic), Leadership Behaviour, Integration, Contingency Theories, The Leader-Follower Relationship,Leading Through Others,Charismatic and Transformational Leadership,Developing Leadership Skills,Leadership in Teams and Decision Groups,Leading Organisations,Leadership at the Executive level, Leveraging Diversity (gender, race and age), Leading Change in Organizations,Leading by Leveraging Culture
HRM4065Employee Relations and Legal Issues In HRM-1The course will cover selections from the following topics: Employment relationship,The impact of external factors on the employment relationship, Management and the employment relationship, Finding examples of power balance in the Employment relationship, Employees and the employment relationship, Contracts of employment -the legal basis for the employment relationship, The role of the trade union, The law relating to employee relations, Discipline and dismissals, The government and global impacts on employee relations, Discrimination, Employee Involvement, Individual legal protection, Reward and the Employment Relationship, Negotiation, Resolving individual grievances, Health and Safety
HRM4067Employee Relations and Legal Issues In HRM-2This course continues with Employee Relations and Legal Issues In HRM-1

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