Module Catalogue 2014/15

BUS2000 : Human Resource Management

  • Offered for Year: 2014/15
  • Module Leader(s): Miss Sarah Carnegie
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

N/A

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment

N/A

Aims

The module provides an introduction to the practice of managing people in organisations. It examines management as a social process, and offers a critical understanding of how management is performed, why and with what effect. Alongside the practical and theoretical, the module explores the art of management considering the aesthetic, emotional and psychological aspects of work.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction to managing people
Models of HRM
Strategy and HRM
Work and work systems
Workforce planning and talent management
Recruitment and selection
Performance management
Culture and HRM
Emotion and aesthetics at work
Involvement and participation
Employee engagement
Motivation
The impact of HRM
Learning and Human Resource Development
Leadership and management

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

At the end of the module students should have a critical understanding of:
-?       the nature of the employment relationship
-?       how management is performed, why and with what effect
-?       the role of people management in the achievement of organisational objectives

Intended Skill Outcomes

At the end of the module students should be able to:
-?       critically appraise the role of management in organisations
-?       analyse case studies set within the world of work
-?       demonstrate how human resource management contributes to organisational success

Graduate Skills Framework

Graduate Skills Framework Applicable: Yes
  • Cognitive/Intellectual Skills
    • Critical Thinking : Assessed
    • Active Learning : Present
    • Literacy : Assessed
    • Information Literacy
      • Source Materials : Assessed
      • Synthesise And Present Materials : Assessed
  • Self Management
    • Self Awareness And Reflection : Present
    • Planning and Organisation
      • Goal Setting And Action Planning : Assessed
      • Decision Making : Assessed
    • Personal Enterprise
      • Initiative : Present
      • Independence : Present
      • Problem Solving : Assessed
      • Adaptability : Present
  • Interaction
    • Communication
      • Oral : Present
      • Interpersonal : Present
    • Team Working
      • Collaboration : Assessed
      • Relationship Building : Assessed
      • Leadership : Present
      • Negotiation : Assessed
      • Peer Assessment Review : Assessed
  • Application
    • Occupational Awareness : Present
    • Commercial Acumen
      • Business Planning : Present
    • Social Cultural Global Awareness : Present

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion164:0064:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading160:0060:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity401:0040:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery31:003:00N/A
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
BUS2027Human Resource Management I
BUS2028Human Resource Management II
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures introduce theoretical concepts and up-to-date research, and relate them to practice during the lecture sessions and seminar activities.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A50N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M50Group assignment.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination is designed to assess both students' knowledge and understanding of Human Resource Management contributes to organisational performance.

The group assignment requires students to examine key a human resource management topic in depth and exposes students to the practical issues surrounding working in groups.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

N/A

Note: The Module Catalogue now reflects module information relating to academic year 14/15. Please contact your School Office if you require module information for a previous academic year.

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