Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Susan Mayson (Semester 1); Ms Ruby Ranjan & Ms Vivienne Interrigi (Semester 2)


This unit concentrates on the management of human resources in the external and internal organisation context. It focuses on the contribution of HRM to competitive advantage via an analysis of HR planning, job design, staffing, reward systems, staff development, and HRM auditing. The relationship between the legal, ethical and industrial relations issues and HRM is also explored.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define the scope and purpose of HRM as an academic discipline and functions associated with HRM as a management practice
  2. identify major changes in the business environment of business organisations and the HR function
  3. understand the links between organisational objectives and HRM strategy and business performance
  4. critically evaluate competing models of HRM that underpin best practice in HRM
  5. develop knowledge about key HR functions and the challenges they pose
  6. enhance students' capabilities to work individually and also in teams.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Susan Mayson (Semester 1)
Dr Marjorie Jerrard (Semester 2)

Contact hours

3 hours per week


It is recommended that students complete MGF1010 before undertaking this unit


MGC2430, MGG2430, MGW2430