Strategic Human Resource Management - MGMT3724

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Management

Course Outline: MGMT3724 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: MGMT2718

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. It aims to provide students with opportunities to synthesise managerial strategy issues with HRM processes, in a considered and reflective manner. 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 against a backdrop of new and changing people management practices. In this course how can people manage and enhance organisational performance? How can we integrate stakeholder concerns into organisational decisions and strategies? How can strategic thinking underpin HRM activities? What are the barriers to strategic thinking in organisations? What does it mean to be a HR professional? Students are given the opportunity to enhance their skills in teamwork, organisational analysis, problem solving and strategic thinking - through case studies and seminars.
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