MGF5261 - Talent management and professions of the future - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Sean Way

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (Evening)


Students must have passed MGF5985 or equivalent, or be granted permission by the Chief Examiner to undertake this unit.


Students must be enrolled in course B4001, B5001, B5002, B6006, B6007, B6009 or B6012.


This unit is designed to develop student understanding of how managers construct and renew a talented workforce. Content addresses building employee ability, motivation and opportunity. There is a particular focus on the management and career development of professionals. The unit addresses the theories that underpin talent management as well as talent management in practice.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. critically evaluate theoretical frameworks for talent management across global organisational settings
  2. develop skills in identifying talent and evaluating the talent renewal needs of professionals
  3. examine human resource management practices which influence the success or otherwise of implementing a talent management approach
  4. formulate, evaluate and recommend practical solutions to talent management challenges.


Within semester assessment: 100%

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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