NBS8286 : People Management in Global Context

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the principal internal and external environmental contexts of contemporary organisations, including the managerial, business and global context, within which managers, HR professionals and workers interact in conditions of environmental turbulence, change and uncertainty. It further examines how those leading organisations respond to these dynamic environmental contexts, indicatinghow leaders in organisations, leaders in the HR function, and line managers with HR responsibilities, need to recognise and acknowledge that corporate decisions and HR choices are not always shaped by managers alone.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus covers pertinent issues in relation to:

The nature of contemporary organisations in a global context
The internal environment of an organisation
The institutional, social and global contexts of HRM
The impact of government legislation on organisations and the development of HR strategies
Demographic, social and technical changes which have shaped the HR strategies adopted
Globalisation and its impact on HR strategies
The changing role of HR professionals within contemporary organisations

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading174:0074:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching62:0012:00Maximum group size 20
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study130:0030:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship


Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1801A100N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Performance1MStudents receive formative feedback from other students and the module tutor in the seminars.
Case study1MStudent understanding is formatively assessed through the use of case studies.
Written exercise1Mstudents preparing model exam answer plans before the seminar that they discuss in seminar.
Written exercise1Mstudents take part in a short ‘mock exam’ to consider exam techniques.
Prob solv exercises1Mstudents review and discuss previous work by students in the seminars.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment is designed to test the knowledge and understanding of the students in relation to the areas taught and developed in the module.

Reading Lists