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This course focuses on the application of human resource management strategies and practices in organisational settings. Attention is also given to the role of human resource planning and strategic approaches to human resource management
Creating capability and performance through people is a key issue for all organisations. This course examines some of the specific ways that organisations can achieve this.The course draws on principles covered in foundation courses such as MGMT207, and other MGMT papers. The content is an advanced exploration of how human resource management strategies and practices are applied in organisational settings. This aims to provide students with both in-depth knowledge of human resource management principles and theory as well as and understanding of how to apply these.WorkloadThe estimated workload breakdown for MGMT308S2 is: Lectures 24 hoursGroup Assignment 57 hoursIndividual Assignment 33 hoursLecture Preparation 36 hoursTotal 150 hours
The objectives of the course are:1. Analyse organisational settings and identify HRM issues that are present, as well as appropriate HRM approaches and interventions.2. Show how employee and HRM system issues can be aligned with the overall HRMstrategy of the organisation.3. Apply knowledge of HRM systems in developing an organisation's Strategic HR Plan.4. Appreciate the human resource implications of internationalising an organisation’s operations.5. Discuss global challenges in managing organisation’s Strategic HR, as well as the potential future role of HRM, in the 21st century.6. Understand the approaches to managing employee performance and engagement, as well as ways to boost these aspects.7. Understand and develop an HR portfolio to succeed in career in HRM. Learning Objectives, BComStudents have an in-depth understanding of their majoring subject and are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline.Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications. Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree. Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
MGMT206 and MGMT207
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Lectures for MGMT308-21S2 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.
Tutor: Kate HayIndustry Partner: Simon Lind (CEO & Co-founder, Prolorus)
There are four pieces of assessment for this course: First is an individual piece of assessment, it is a literature review. This needs to be completed by yourself, without consulting anyone. Second is group assessment. You can form your own groups until the end of week 2 (Sunday, 1st of August, 9pm). If you have not self-allocated into a group, I will allocate you randomly to a group on LEARN in week 3. You will be working with a real company, which we will allocate you to. The list of companies is: University of Canterbury, Christchurch City Council, Blacks Fasteners, Otago Regional Council, Seed Force, Christchurch Airport, Lane Neave, Timaru Regional Council, IAG and Chemfreight. Group assessments need to be completed based on discussions in your group and collaboration with our industry partner, Prolorus and the company that you are working with. Each group will develop a research report and performance review/appraisal model for the company. Each group will submit only one completed output. Details can be found on LEARN. Third is a group presentation. Each group will present their findings and pitch to the company why your performance model is best for their organization.Forth is an individual assessment, where each student will need to develop a 2 page, HR skills portfolio based on the 3 assessments that they did.
The assigned readings for each week are available on LEARN
Coversheets - Group and Individual
Class RepresentativeA class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. Their email can be found at UCSA. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.Departmental Academic PoliciesThe Department assumes that you have read this document.You should also read the General Course and Examination RegulationsDishonest PracticeThe University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.Citations and referencing
Domestic fee $831.00
International fee $3,875.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.