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Module

BUS2000 : Human Resource Management

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sue Abbott
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

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

1.Introduction to HRM
2.HRM Strategy/Models of HRM
3.Equality and diversity
4.Workforce planning/talent management/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.

10.Reviewing the HRM role
11.Emotion and aesthetics at work
12.Involvement and participation
13.Employee engagement
14.Motivation and reward
15.Learning /Human Resource Development/OD
16.Leadership and management
17. International HRM
18. Review and preparation for assessment

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials361:0036:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion164:0064:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading281:0028:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery31:003:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study160:0060:00N/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.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M502000 word assignment.
Essay2M502000 word assignment.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

A summative Essay is undertaken towards the end of semester 1 to ensure learning is ongoing in preparation for the second summative essay task in Semester 2

The essays require students to demonstrate a clear knowledge of how Human Resource Management contributes to organisational success

Reading Lists

Timetable