Strategic Human Resource Management - MGMT5908

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Management

Course Outline: MGMT5908

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course deals with the ways in which strategic thinking can be applied to Human Resource Management in organisations. It aims to provide students with opportunities to synthesise managerial strategy issues with HRM processes, in a considered and reflective manner. Strategic Human Resource Management considers questions such as: What does it mean to be a HR professional? How can we integrate HR concerns into organisational decisions and strategies? How can strategic thinking underpin HRM activities?

The course focuses on the way strategies can be formed and enacted in organisations, and on the internal and external environmental contexts from which human resource strategies emerge. It also deals with a range of contemporary issues in human resource management, and aims to introduce strategic human resource management as a new way of thinking about organisations and their stakeholders. Students are given the opportunity to enhance their skills in organisational analysis, issue selling and strategic thinking - through fieldwork, case studies and seminars.
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