- One semester or equivalent
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
Aims and objectives
This unit of study emphasises the practicalities and thinking required of HR (Human Resource) Managers to ensure that the actions undertaken by the HR function both prepare and align the organisation’s strategic plans to meet future challenges. The unit will adopt a systemic view to examine how different HR practices align to make a strategic contribution to the organisation. The unit will also adopt a holistic approach to investigate linkages between firm performance, organisational strategy, and HR strategy.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of the key concepts and theoretical foundations of strategic human resource management
2. Critically analyse and address complex strategic HRM issues to support a change process
3. Critically evaluate and contrast theories of strategic HRM and their application in organisations
4. Apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
5. Function as an effective member or leader of a team