MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES - 2017/8

Module code: MANM016

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

VISOCKAITE G Ms (SBS)

Number of Credits

15

ECTS Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

N600

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 22

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework INDIVIDUAL SHORT ESSAY 1000 WORDS 40
Examination CLOSED BOOK EXAM 2 HOURS 60

Alternative Assessment

Not applicable

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

Management of Human Resources is a core module for a range of MSc programmes provided by the Surrey Business School, and is intended to provide a firm basic grounding in the “people management” aspects of managerial roles. The syllabus draws together key concepts from the disciplines of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management to provide an integrated overview of the essential issues.

Module aims

To provide the students with a sound conceptual framework for the management of human resources within the organization

For students to acquire the necessary understanding for applying basic HR principles and policies to the HR function

To provide understanding of the role and function of HR within the broader context

To provide understanding of the link between corporate and functional (HR) strategies

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and models of the management of human resources. KC
2 Demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical knowledge concerning managing people in the workplace to organisational problems and practices, and identify practical solutions and implications. KPT
3 Recognise the realities of leading and managing people separately and collectively, and be able to apply this knowledge and understanding in real life organisational situations. CP
4 Show the ability to think critically about the ways in which HR strategy can be applied to overall corporate strategy. KCPT
5 Critically evaluate and discuss factors and processes that influence the management of human resources and select appropriate approaches for best practice. KPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Human resource management in context
The psychological contract
Organisational culture
Organisational structure
Personality and perception
Group dynamics and team working
Leadership, power and authority
Employee motivation
Job satisfaction
Performance management
Rewarding employees
Management functions and competences
Employee resourcing
Recruitment and selection
Human resource development
The learning organisation
Management of change

Methods of Teaching / Learning


The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Expose students to a range of delivery methods in a blended approach which will include both formal classroom teaching and self-directed study to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the assessment criteria outlined above.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Three-hour lectures to illustrate the theory, integrating interactive sessions and discussions, which will demonstrate the practical application of such theory. Lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations and additional resources will be made available in SurreyLearn.

Total student learning time is as follows:






Activity


Hours




Lectures


22




Interactive sessions


11




Directed learning


33




Self-directed learning


84




Total


150





 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical perspectives of HR management and organisational behaviour to real life organisational practices through undertaking an assignment and an exam.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


The assignment contributes 40% towards the module mark, and requires students to research and identify the practical implications of key theories and findings; and to demonstrate their critical thinking skills and the articulation of complex ideas in writing.
The exam contributes towards 60% of the overall module mark. The exam at the end of the semester will test students’ knowledge and understanding of the module concepts by requiring them to relate the theoretical concepts to real-world organisational practices.


Formative assessment and feedback

Students will be given formative feedback in lectures through a variety of interactive activities including small group work. These will involve discussions with students and review of lecture content to check their level of understanding and provide feedback. Additionally, an exam preparation session will be delivered at the final lecture of the semester, aimed at recapitulating the entire module content and helping students to prepare for the exam.

Reading list

Reading list for MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm016

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Business Management (Entrepreneurship) MBus 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Business and Retail Management MBus 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Human Resources Management MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
International Business Management MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Business Management MBus 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Business Management (HRM) MBus 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.