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MGX5551 - Strategic human resource management

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Associate Professor Peter Gahan


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)
Gippsland Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)


The interaction of external environment, organisational factors and strategic human resource management (SHRM) is examined from multiple perspectives. Topics may include strategic choices facing the organisation in the areas of business planning, building SHRM capabilities, transforming the HR function, and SHRM program evaluation. The implications of SHRM for organisational performance are examined.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • develop an understanding of the theoretical perspectives in organisational strategy and strategic management theory;
  • develop a knowledge of competing theoretical models of strategic HRM;
  • examine the relationship between theories of strategic and strategic management, and models of strategic HRM;
  • evaluate the connections between strategic HRM and strategic planning processes.
  • analyse the strategic planning and implementation considerations associated with key areas of HRM strategy.
  • assess the importance of human resource management in enhancing organisational performance.
  • review emerging strategic challenges in HRM in an increasingly dynamic and complex business environment.


On campus: Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%
OCL: Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination ( 2 hours): 40%

Contact hours

3-hour class per week, block mode


Students must have passed MGX9850 or equivalent and must have completed 24 points at 9000-level.

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