Introductory Human Resource Management

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Course Code                             :        BHRM  12114

Course Title                              :        Introductory Human Resource Management

Status                                         :        Compulsory

Credit Rating                            :        4

Semester                                    :        Second

 

Aim : To; (i) provide the basic knowledge regarding the nature, scope, importance, and the content of human resource management; (ii) develop student skills, attitudes and emotions required to pursue an HRM degree and to specialise in an HR career.

Learning Outcomes : On Completion of this course unit, students should be

able to;

 

  • identify and describe the core knowledge and key concepts in HRM
  • describe and explain  various HRM perspectives, evolution of HRM and the different levels analysis of HRM
  • identify, describe and explain the contemporary challenges of human resource management and the challenges to HRM students
  • analyse student’s own profile in order to develop their own career paths

 

Course Content                        : Core knowledge of human resource management; definitions, scope, functions and importance of human resource management (HRM). Key concepts in HRM; generational gap, global talents, culture and HRM, level of analysis in HRM research and studies. Evolution of HRM; alternate paradigms, perspectives and models of HRM. Major roles of HRM. Challenges to HRM. Nature of HRM career; prospects, requirements, challenges to HRM students, basic skills needed by HRM students. Planning an HR career; self awareness, career awareness, matching between person and career, strategic career planning.

 

Method of Teaching

and Learning : Lectures, Discussion, Assignments, Tutorials, Role plays, Workshops

 

Assessment                                : End-semester examination, Assignments, Presentations, career planning skills evaluation test

 

Recommended Readings         :

Armstrong, M. (2010) A Hand book of Resource Management Practice, 10th Edition, Kogan Page, London

Pilbeam, S., Corbridge, M. (2006). People Resourcing: Contemporary HRM in Practice 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, London.

Stewart, G.L., Brown, K.G. (2011). Human Resource Management: Linking Strategy to Practice, 2nd Edition, Wiley, New York.

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