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MANT345 Strategic Human Resource Management

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Explores the policy and practice of strategic human resource management. Specific SHRM strategies are examined in the context of a case study. Adopts a practical approach to the concepts and practice of SHRM.

This paper aims to enhance the interface between students and the practice of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM). It provides the opportunity for students to consider the issues involved in the practice of human resource management (HRM) in the context of the changing world of work. Specific HRM strategies focused around entry to, maintenance of and exit from the organisation are explored both theoretically and in an applied sense. Thus, the emphases in this paper are both theoretical and practical. As well as providing a set of skills and tools for students to take with them into the workforce, it also provides ample scope for students to experience HRM and to benefit from the experiences of practitioners currently working within the HRM profession.

Paper title Strategic Human Resource Management
Paper code MANT345
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $863.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,276.80

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Prerequisite
MANT 250 and 18 further 200-level points
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Dr Fiona Edgar

Paper Structure

Lecture, workshops, discussions and tutorials.

Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture per week, plus tutorials and meetings.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper students will have:
  • Developed an awareness of some of the current issues facing the HRM profession and HRM practitioners
  • Developed an understanding of SHRM by examining the various models of SHRM outlined in the literature
  • Developed an understanding of HRM systems and their implementation in a strategic sense through exploring the practice dimensions of staffing, reward, training and development and performance management
  • The ability to draw on the experiences of practitioners to develop an understanding of the HRM profession, as well as the variety of work carried out by HR practitioners
  • Developed networks within the HRM profession.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Friday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 30, 32, 34
A2 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 30, 32, 34

Explores the policy and practice of strategic human resource management. Specific SHRM strategies are examined in the context of a case study. Adopts a practical approach to the concepts and practice of SHRM.

This course acts as a capstone for the HRM major. It aims to enhance the interface between students and the practice of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM). It provides the opportunity for students to consider the issues involved in the practice of human resource management (HRM) in the context of the changing world of work. Specific HRM strategies focused around entry to, maintenance of, and exit from the organisation are holistically explored both theoretically and in an applied sense. Additionally, students are provided with opportunities to acquire a set of skills and tools to take with them into the workforce. This paper also affords students ample scope to practice HRM and to benefit from the experiences of practitioners currently working within the HRM profession.

Paper title Strategic Human Resource Management
Paper code MANT345
Subject Management
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
MANT 250 and 18 further 200-level points
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Dr Fiona Edgar

Teaching Arrangements

This paper is taught via lectures, workshops, discussions and tutorials.
One 2-hour lecture per week, plus tutorials and meetings.

Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper should have

  1. developed an awareness of some of the current issues facing the HRM profession and HRM practitioners
  2. developed the skills required to effectively deliver a workshop on a themed HRM topic
  3. developed an understanding of SHRM by examining the various models of SHRM outlined in the literature
  4. developed an understanding of HRM systems and their implementation in a strategic sense through exploring the practice dimensions of Staffing, Reward, Training and Development, and Performance Management
  5. the ability to draw on the experiences of practitioners to develop an understanding of the HRM profession, as well as the variety of work carried out by HR practitioners
  6. been afforded opportunities for developing social capital and networks by engaging with others working in the HRM profession

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41