MGF2656 - HRM and managing global workforces - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Dr Hannah Meacham

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit explores the HRM theory and practice of managing workforces globally. Topics may include workforce planning in a global context, design of work processes and systems, and risk management in a dynamic environment.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain and critically evaluate the major challenges impacting on workforce planning in organisations
  2. integrate theoretical and empirical knowledge with practical examples
  3. evaluate and recommend human resource management solutions to global workforce challenges.


Within semester assessment: 60% + Examination: 40%

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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