Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Greg Bamber


It is strongly recommended that this unit be undertaken in the last semester of study for the Master of Business (Managing human capital specialisation).


Strategic human resource management and context; SHRM models; the HRM and organisational performance link; high performance work systems; managing the employment relationship; employee voice; ethics and social responsibility; international strategic HRM.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine the relationship between people management and strategy
  2. critically analyse the strategic planning and implementation considerations associated with key areas of HRM strategy
  3. critically analyse the potential for human resource management to enhance competitive advantage, organisational performance and sustainability
  4. identify and examine different perspectives and value systems in strategic people management
  5. critically analyse strategic HRM theories and practices and their applications to organisational realities
  6. apply theories of people management and strategy to a practical work environment.


Within semester assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Students must have completed 24 credit points before undertaking this unit.