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Year

Semester

Part

Course Code

Title

Status

Credits

 

 

Y

E

A

R

 

1

 

 

Semester

1

 

 

 

PHRM51013

Introduction to Business

Compulsory

3

PHRM51023

Managing Organizations

Compulsory

3

PHRM51033

Introduction to People Management

Compulsory

3

PHRM51043

Socio-Psychological Aspects of the Organization

 

Compulsory

3

PHRM51053

Managerial Communication

Compulsory

3

 

 

Semester

2

 

PHRM52063

Administering People in Business

Compulsory

3

PHRM52073

Legal Aspects of Managing People

Compulsory

3

PHRM52083

Human Resource Information Management

Compulsory

3

PHRM52093

Economic Aspect of Human Behavior

Compulsory

3

PHRM52103

Maintaining People in Business

Compulsory

3

 

Y

E

A

R

 

 

2

 

Semester

 

1

MHRM61102

Human Resource Development

Compulsory

2

MHRM61202

Organizational Behavior

Compulsory

2

MHRM61302

Strategic HRM

Compulsory

2

MHRM61402

International HRM

Compulsory

2

MHRM61504

Research Methodology

Compulsory

4

 

Semester

 

2

Part

A

MHRM62606

Internship Training

Compulsory

06

MHRM62706

Work Based Project

Compulsory

06

MHRM62806

Literature Survey

Compulsory

06

Part B

MHRM62918

Thesis

Compulsory

18

Literature survey

Written by Administrator Wednesday, 08 July 2015 10:14

Course Code MHRM 62806

Title Literature survey

Status: Compulsory

Learning outcome On completion of this course unit students should be able to

(a) gain experience in completing a literature survey in the field of HRM or a related field. (b) gain a deep understanding about a particular area by doing self studies (c) conduct independent investigations about a particular issue and build up alternatives

Content

Students are required to collect, read, study, and synthesize the literature and analyze results in a chosen field. The field and the area and its depth have to be approved by and selected with prior consulting the course Coordinator.

Methodology

Studying the literature by means of collecting, reading, analyzing, synthesizing, and summarizing

Assessment

The literature must be presented as a report, which must not be part of other reports, assignments, and/or Thesis's submitted in the same programme or other programmes. The report will be followed by a viva-voce examination. Specifications of the report and the viva will be announced at the time of the commencement of the course.

Recommended Readings

Readings:

1.    Ridley, D. (2008) The Literature Review: A Step-by-Step Guide for Students, 1st edition, Sage

2.   Hart,  C. (2003). Doing a Literature Review, Sage

3.   http://www.masterpapers.com/literature_survey2.php

4.   http://survey-of-literature.wikispaces.com/

5.         http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/specific-types-of-writing/literature-review

Internship Training

Written by Administrator Wednesday, 08 July 2015 10:14

Course Code MHRM 62606

Title Internship Training

Status: Compulsory

Learning outcome On completion of this course unit students should be able to

(a) Obtain a practical experience on executing HRM functions such as recruitment and selection, training, attracting and orienting employees, etc (b) understand how the theoretical knowledge obtained in the classroom is applied into the practice

Content Students are required to work in a selected firm/organization in areas of HRM. The student, employer and a programme coordinator must agree on the terms of the internship. The programme coordinator ensures that the student will work on projects that contribute to the student’s educational experience.

 

Methodology Candidates are required to gain the training by working in an organization selected. The training will cover 480 hours duration throughout a period of six months on the basis of 8 hours a day for 10 days per month.

Assessment Submitting a report by the candidate is required that follows specifications given by the department on completion of the internship. The department may deploy suitable personal to inspect the training of each candidate at the relevant place of work. The final evaluation is based on the report submitted followed by a viva-voce examination

Work Based Project

Written by Administrator Wednesday, 08 July 2015 10:14

Course Code MHRM 62706

Title Work Based Project

Status: Compulsory

Learning Outcome On completion of this course unit students should be able to

(a) Understand how a project is conducted successfully (b) successfully conduct any project related to managing people in any firm selected.

Content

Preparing policy manuals and procedures, HRM software, job analysis, design implementing and evaluation of a training programme or a performance management scheme, resolve an issue related to people management, etc, for a firm selected can be done as a project under this course unit. The project has to be guided by an appointed supervisor and to be completed within six months period. It has to be proved that the conducted project is a new one which have never used before by the particular firm. The project has to be selected after consulting the course coordinator and no project accepted which would have not approved. A project proposal has to be submitted by the student in advance that include objectives, purpose, time schedule, activities, etc

Methodology

Candidates are required to conduct the project themselves within a period of six months, under the guidance of a supervisor appointed. Any other requirements or terms will be announced at the time of the commencement of the course unit.

Assessment

Method of assessment will vary depending on the situation, however, basically it requires submit a written report followed by a viva-voce examination, and any other method decided by the course coordinator depending on the situation which will be announced at the time of commencement.

Recommended Readings

1.   Schwalbe, K. Introduction to Project Management

2.   Clifford Gray, & Eric Larson (2006), Project Management: The managerial Process. The McGraw-Hill Companies .Inc.

3.   Harvey Maylor (2003) ,2nd edition , Project Management, Pearson Education

4. Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide 2000). PMI

Journal of General Management

Managing Organizations

Written by Administrator Thursday, 18 June 2015 11:15

Course Code PHRM51023

Title Managing Organizations

Learning outcomes On completion of this course unit students should be able to,

(a) Identify and explain major developments in management, (b) Identify the history of management thoughts, (c) Identify basic principles of management and its practical applications, (d) Describe horizontal and vertical differences in management jobs, managerial rolls and skills, (e) Apply decision making models and describe decision making steps for making decisions, (f) Describe the planning necessary to undertake a new business and explain how management functions apply to a growing entrepreneurial firms

Content          Introduction to Management and Organizations: Who are the Mangers, Management Definitions, Management Roles, Skills, Vertical and Horizontal differences of Management, What is an Organization, Organizational Mission, Organizational Performance, Organizational Stakeholders, Corporate Social Responsibility: Social Obligations, Social Responsiveness, Social Responsibility, History and Current Thinking: Classical Approach, Behavioural Approach, Managerial Science Approach, The Contingency Approach, The System Approach, Decision Making: Classical Model, Administrative Model, Political Model, Decision Making Steps, Programmed Decision Making and Non-Programmed Decision Making, Personal Decision Framework, Managerial Planning and Goal Setting: Purpose of Goal and Plans, Strategic Plans, Tactical Plans, Operational Plans, Criteria for Effective Goals, Planning Types: MBO, Standing Plans, Contingency Plans, Crisis Management Planning, Organizing : Organizing Vertical Structure, Departmentalization, Organizationing for Horizontal Coordination, Factors shaping the Structure, Leading: Nature of Leadership, Leadership Vs Management, Brief Review of Traits, Behavioural and Contingency Theories of Leadership, Charismatic and Transformational Leadership, Interactive Leadership, “ E ” Leadership, Using Power and Influence, Controlling: Meaning of Control, Organizational Control Focus (Feed Forward, Concurrent and Feedback Control), The Changing Philosophy of Control, (Comparison of Bureaucratic Control and Decentralized Methods of Control), Entrepreneurship Today: What is entrepreneurship, Small Business,  Starting an Entrepreneurial Firm,  Managing a Growing Business

 

Methodology Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, Case Studies and Tutorials

 

Assessment End semester examination - 60%, Assignments – 40%, one of the assignments may sometimes be replaced by a mini test or a presentation

Recommended readings

1.    Certo Samuel C, Cento Srevis, Modern Management (2007), Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi

2.   Daft Richard L, (2007). The New Era of Management, Rahul Print O Pack, Delhi 20

3.   Robbins Stephan P, Coulter Mary, (2006). Management, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi

4.    Academy of Management Journal, http://www.aom.pace.edu/amj/

5.    Journal of Management, http://www.jom.sagepub.com/

Strategic HRM

Written by Administrator Thursday, 18 June 2015 11:15

Course code MHRM 61302

Title Strategic HRM

Status Compulsory

Learning outcomes On completion of this course unit, students should be able to;

(a) gain an understanding of key concepts in Strategic Human Resources Management (SHRM), (b) to create a strategic fit between HR strategies and the business strategies, (c) understand the global view of internationalization of Human Resource Management, (d) develop the competency on IHRM issues in international settings

Contents Basic Concepts in Strategy and Strategic Management, Types of Strategic Planning; Human Resources Strategy and Business Strategy: Strategic HRM Models, HR Manager’s Strategic Role, and HR Scorecard in Strategic HRM Implementing HR Strategies: Emerging Trends and Concepts in SHRM, Quality management and Knowledge management as an strategic approach

Methodology Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, Case Studies and Tutorials

Assessment End semester examination - 60%, Assignments – 40%

Recommended Reading

1. Charles R. Greer, (2001), Strategic Human Resources Management: A General Management Approach, 2nd edition, Pearson Education Inc, Delhi, India.

 

2. Bratton John, Gold Jeffrey, (2003), Human Resources Management Theory and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, USA.

 

3. Dowling R, Welch D E, and Schuler R, (1999).International Human Resource Management

 

4. Opatha, H. H. D. N. P. (2009). Human Resource Management 1st edition.

 

5.  Research and practice in human resource management, http://rphrm.curtin.edu.au/2006/issue2/strategic.html

 

6. Stephen P. J. , Shortland, Susan M.,(2006)Strategic International Human Resource Management: Choices and Consequence in Multinational People Management ,2nd Ed.,Kogan Page, New Delhi, India

 

7. Amstong M.,(2004)Strategic Human Resource Management  A Guide to Action, Kogan Page Ltd., UK

Legal Aspects of Managing People

Written by Administrator Thursday, 18 June 2015 11:15

Course Code PHRM52073

Title Legal Aspects of Managing People

Learning outcome On completion of this course unit students will be able to

(a) Understand the importance of labour rules and procedures related to HRM.  (b) Gain knowledge and understanding about the laws related to labour and industry and also (c) To apply different labour rules and regulations in resolving practical labour issues.

Content History of Industrial Relations, Contract of Employment, Type of Employment, Industrial Dispute Act, (Conciliation, Arbitration,

Industrial Disputes; Labour Tribunals, Labour Court, Collective Agreements, Rules of Law and Natural Justice, Shop and Office Employees Act, Employment Security; Payment of Gratuity Act, Wages Boards Ordinance, Employees’ Provident  Fund, Employees Trust Fund, Trade Unions Ordinance, Industrial Relation; Trade Union Activities, Domestic Disciplinary Inquiry, Termination of Employment of Workmen Act, Social Welfare; Maternity Benefits Ordinance, Factory Ordinance, Employment of Women, Young Persons And Children Act, Workmen’s Compensation Ordinance, Foreign Employment Act, International Labour Standards

 

Methodology: Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, Case Studies and Tutorials

Assessment End semester examination - 60%, Assignments – 40%, One of the assignments may sometimes be replaced by a mini test or a presentation

Recommended readings:

  1. De Silva S.R. (1998) “Essays on Law, Management, and Industrial Relations”, The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon.
  2. Jayawardane V. K.  (1972) “The Rise of the Labour Movements in Ceylon”, Duke University Press, North Carolina, USA.
  3. “Understanding Labour Law” (2002)” Ministry of Employment and Labour, Sri Lanka.
  4. Kariyawasam U.  (2002) “ Labour Laws and Procedures “, Chandrakanthi Press International,  Sri Lanka.
  5. Ordinance and Acts related to relevant topics
  6. Sri Lanka Labour gazette
  7. World Employment Reports (Various),ILO Geneva
  8. Schregle J.C.(1982) “negotiation development-labour relations in south Asia”, ILO, Geneva

International Labour Review

Organizational Behaviour

Written by Administrator Thursday, 18 June 2015 11:15

Course code MHRM 61202

Title Organizational Behaviour

Status Compulsory

Learning outcomes On completion of this unit students should be able to,

a)         apply such knowledge to understand and monitor human behavior,

b)         develop the ability to shape behavior for productivity and c) acquire skills for resolving problems of human behavior effectively.

Contents

 

Personality: Definitions, The Big Five Model, Matching Personality and Jobs. Perception, Learning, Reinforcement, Employee Recognition and Involvement Programme, Motivation, Group Dynamics, Teams, Organizational Culture, Organizational Change and Development,                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Conflict Management, Production                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Behaviour, Mindset for Performance,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Performing Culture, Barriers to High Performance, Leadership

Methodology Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, Case Studies and Tutorials

 

Assessment End semester examination - 60%, Assignments – 40%,

Recommended readings

  1. Robbins P. Stephen (2008) “Organizational Behavior”, 13th edition, Prentice Hall.

 

  1. Freid Luthans (1998) “Organizational Behavior”, 7th edition, Prentice hall.

Administering People in Business

Written by Administrator Thursday, 18 June 2015 11:15

Course Code PHRM52063

Title Administering People in Business

Learning outcome:    On completion of this course unit students will be able to

(a) Define and Understand How to Acquire, Retain, and Utilize Human Resources Effectively, (b). Understand Strategies for Handling and Undertaking HRM Functions like Recruiting, Selecting and Sustaining Human Resources, and to develop the ability to design and implement HR policies for utilizing HR productively.

Content:         Introduction to Employee Resourcing, Job Analysis and Design, Attraction, Selection and Recruitment (including interviewing, testing), Induction and Orienting,  Employee Record keeping,  Time and Attendance, Leave Management, Human Capital, Talent Management, Release from the Organization (termination, handling LT causes, exit interviews) Salary Administration, Compensation and Wages,  Employee Movements

Methodology: Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, Case Studies and Tutorials

Assessment End semester examination - 60%, Assignments – 40%,one of the assignments may sometimes be replaced by a mini test or a presentation

Recommended readings

1.         Armstrong M.(2003), Human Resource Management Practice-9th Edition,   Kogan Page India, New Delhi.

 

2.         Dessler Garry (2003), Human Resource Management-10th Edition, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi.

 

Society for Human Resource Management, http://www.shrm.org/

Introduction to People Management

Written by Administrator Thursday, 18 June 2015 11:15

Course Code PHRM51033

Title Introduction to People Management

Status: core

Learning outcome On completion of this course unit students should be able to

(a) Obtain an overview of HRM as an approach to advance learning, (b) View the evolution of HRM and to develop an overview on HRM management process (c). Identify the basic functions of HRM, (d) Understand various standard documents used in HRM

Contents:        Introduction: Defining HRM; Role of HRM; Importance of HRM; Challenges of HRM, Historical Development of HRM, Approaches of HRM, Human Resource Management and Personnel Management, Roles of HR Managers, Very Brief Introduction to HRM Functions: Job Design, Job Analysis, Job Description and Specification, HR Planning/Personal Planning, Attraction, Selection, Recruitment, Induction, Training and Development, Performance Appraisal, Time and Attendance, Leave Management, Salary Administration, Employee Movements, Discipline Handling, Managing Health and Safety, Grievances Handling, Knowledge Management, Reward Management, Transport Management, Comprehensive Study on Job Description and Specification, Introducing Various Documents/Formats/Forms Used in HRM Functions, for Example, Interview Calling letter, Appointment Letter, Warning Letters, Employee Termination Letters, Job Application Form, Leave Application Form,  etc

Methodology Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, Case Studies and Tutorials

Assessment End semester examination - 60%, Assignments – 40%, one of the assignments may sometimes be replaced by a mini test or a presentation

Recommended readings

Readings:

1.   Dessler G. (2003), Human Resource Management-10th Edition, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi.

2.   Armstrong M. (2003), Human Resource Management Practice-9th Edition,   Kogan Page India, New Delhi

3.    Bandara, G. (2005). Business Studies (Singhala), ISBN 55-678-4-2

4.    Nickels, W.G. & et al, (2002). Understanding Business, 6th edition, McGraw – Hill, New York, USA

5.    Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, http://www./sagepub.com

6.    HR Magazine, http://www.shrm.org/hrmagazine/

7.   People Management, http://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/pm/

Managerial Communication

Written by Administrator Thursday, 18 June 2015 11:15

Course Code PHRM 51053

Title Managerial Communication

Status Core

Learning outcome By the end of the course, the students will be able to:

1. initiate conversations: meet and greet people, make small talk, introduce self and others

2. conduct meetings

3. make effective presentations

4. initiate and respond to professional correspondence (e-mails, letters, short reports)

5. use markers of politeness appropriately

6. provide opinions on business related matters

7. use mechanics of writing effectively (spelling, punctuation, syntax)

8. identify and avoid common errors in pronunciation

Content i. Communication strategy (communicator, message, audience, channel choice, culture)

ii. Macro issues in writing (structural signposts for connectivity, effective paragraphs)

iii. Micro issues in writing (editing for brevity, choice of style)

iv. Speaking: verbal structure (tell/sell presentations, question & answer sessions)

v. Speaking with visual aids (presentation design, selecting equipment)

vi. Non-verbal skills (delivery skills, listening skills)

vii. Team work: understanding team dynamics, assigning roles, developing team

viii. Cross-cultural communication

Methodology Seminars, Lectures, Presentations

Assessment Written Assignments 40% (either individual or team or both)

Speech Assignments   60% (either individual or team or both)

Recommended  Readings

Alexander, R. & Jones, L. (2003). New International Business English,

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Guffey, M.E. & Almonte, R. (2006). Essentials of Business Communication. Toronto: Thomson Nelson.

Munter, M. (2006). Guide to Managerial Communication: Effective Business Writing and Speaking. London: Prentice Hall, Sage Publications.

Wong, I., Connor, M.D. & U.M. Murfett (2007). Business Communication: Asian Perspectives, Global Focus. Singapore: Prentice Hall, Pearson Education South Asia.

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