BM6301: Strategic Human Resource Management


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BM6301: Strategic Human Resource Management

Module Title Strategic Human Resource Management
Module Code BM6301
Module Tutor Tamer Darwish
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module tackles strategic people management issues raised by the emergence of the global operating context that most, if not all, businesses face today.

Indicative Syllabus

An evaluation of strategic human resources management (SHRM) to debate the nature and practicality of human resource management (HRM) at a strategic level using examples from private, public and third sectors. This is followed by international and comparative human resource management topics to ground the debate in a global operating environment. The module concludes with an examination of the relative merits of available systems to strategically manage human resources and knowledge, and the sustainability of such strategies, from a theoretical, practice-based and policy perspective.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Examine the concepts of SHRM and contrast this notion with that of strategic management. (PLO1,4)
  2. Understand and evaluate the concept of an organisations Model of Employment, and the organisational levers available to manage human resources in such a way as to contribute to sustainable competitive advantage. (PLO2,4)
  3. Compare, contrast and evaluate regional HRM systems in Europe, Anglo-America, Asia-Pacific, and BRIC.(PLO3,4)
  4. Understand the significance of culture to organisational behaviour and HRM practice in general and apply the practices needed to carry out HRM in trans-national/international/international-subsidiary organisations. (PLO3,4)
  5. Evaluate where and when international HRM changes local business systems.  (PLO1,3,4,5)
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 3000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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