MGC2430 - Human resource management - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Hannah Meacham


Dr Hannah Meacham

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


MGC1010 or equivalent.


MGB2430, MGW2430, MGF2661.


This unit provides an introduction to the factors involved in the effective utilisation of people within organisations. Topics include analysis of the global context for human resource management (HRM); the strategic role of HRM; human resource planning; job analysis; staffing; performance management; training and development; remuneration; and legal issues in HRM, including EEO and occupational health and safety.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate the role of Human Resource Management in achieving organisational objectives
  2. critically evaluate some of the key theoretical models of Human Resource Management
  3. critically evaluate some of the key technical, legal and ethical issues in Human Resource Management
  4. analyse the policies, practices and procedures associated with the effective management of people in organisations
  5. explain the impact of the social, political and economic environment on the theory and practice of Human Resource Management.


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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