Courses & Units

Managing People and the Employment Relationship BMA583

Hobart

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Introduction

The effective management of human resources is becoming an increasingly vital concern in organisations, whether they are professional practices employing only a few staff, multinational corporations, public sector or not-for-profit organisations. The impact of globalisation, increased competition for talented employees, skills shortages and changing expectations of the employment relationship pose increasingly complex challenges for all organisations. A sound understanding of human resource principles and concepts and how to implement human resource policies and procedures is of importance to human resource specialists and line managers alike. Effective human resource management requires a thorough knowledge of, and skills in, various people management functions, together with the ability to meld these functions into a carefully planned, wellintegrated program that will assist organisations achieve their objectives. In this unit you will examine current HRM topics and bridge theory and practice by examining issues from both strategic and operational perspectives. There is a focus on students’ understanding of the skills required to be an effective human resources specialist or people manager. HR matters in this unit are examined from the perspective of managers, HR specialists and employees.

Summary

Unit name Managing People and the Employment Relationship
Unit code BMA583
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator

Dr Bernard Mees

Teaching staff

Dr Bernard Mees

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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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 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Learning Outcomes

LO1Demonstrate broad knowledge of Human Resource Management’s function within an organisation including HR’s role and responsibilities in people management and strategic business decision making.
LO2Demonstrate knowledge of human resource management theory and principles and the ability to apply theory and principles to practical HR situations
LO3Practice human resource management
LO4Communicate in oral and written formats in the language/lexicon and standard of an HR professional.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080303

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Requisites

Teaching

Assessment

Presentation (40%), Report (60%)

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Textbooks

Required

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