Global Opportunities

BUS2027 : Human Resource Management I

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To develop an understanding of the different options and approaches to managing people in organisations (HRM)

To develop an understanding of the complexities involved in managing people in organisations

To develop a critical understanding of how the different approaches of HRM can affect employees and the organisation.emotional and psychological aspects of work.

Outline Of Syllabus

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.

1.Introduction to managing people
2.Strategy and Models of HRM
3.Equality and Diversity
4.Workforce planning/talent management and flexibility
5.Recruitment and selection
6.Induction and culture
7.Performance management/appraisal
8.Employee Relations/Grievance and Discipline
9 Downsizing and Redundancy.preparing case study and review.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture91:009:00PIP
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion127:0027:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading128:0028:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00PIP
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery41:004:00To share PIP drop in surgery with BUS 2000 at the end of semester 1 prior to assessment hand in
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study128:0028:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
BUS2000Human Resource Management
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures introduce theoretical frameworks and different aspects of theory and relate this to practical examples through the use of case studies. The seminars are designed to help students think critically through the issues involved in managing HRM in the modern and future workplace. Drop-in/surgeries are intended to support students with their assignment preparation.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study1M1002,000 words report
Assessment Rationale And Relationship


Reading Lists