Courses & Units

Theories of Work and Organisation BMA217

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit of study builds on foundational concepts introduced in Managing People at Work. You will be introduced to a range of theoretical perspectives that have influenced the development of the Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations (IR) disciplines. Classical and modern theories of work and organisation are introduced, leading to a broad overview of the evolution of the two disciplines and their underpinning theoretical frameworks.

Theoretical material will be embedded through an analysis of various contemporary challenges confronting stakeholders in the employment relationship. Through the contrasting lenses of functionalism, interpretivism and criticalism, you will consider current issues in the workplace.

Activities and assessment tasks in the unit are designed to develop and extend independent and critical thinking, develop the capacity to consider multiple perspectives on workplace issues, enable you to identify contemporary issues in HRM and IR and provide the skills necessary to complete the third year units in the Human Resources major.

Summary

Unit name Theories of Work and Organisation
Unit code BMA217
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator

Dr Rob Macklin

Teaching staff

Dr Rob Macklin

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Accelerated Study Period 1 3/2/2020 21/2/2020 19/3/2020 2/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090399

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

BMA121

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

One hour lecture and two hour workshop (Hobart attending students); online participation (discussions and webinar) for distance students; 4 x 2 hour workshops for distance students located in and around Launceston (at Newnham campus).

Assessment

Please refer to the unit outline for details.

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Textbooks

Required

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Recommended

There is no set text for this unit. All reading materials will be available through MyLO.

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