1 x 3-hour workshop weekly
1 BUSN1021 - Organisational Behaviour
2 BUSN2038 - Human Resource Management
2a BUSN2009 - Human Resource Management
Must Satisfy: (1 and (2 or 2a))
Topic description

This topic is the capstone topic in the Human Resource Management specialisation. It focuses on the concepts and processes for understanding strategic human resource management and the management of change in contemporary organisation settings, the role of the HR professional as strategic architect, stakeholder manager, and culture and change agent, and the application of that knowledge to improve business performance through human resource effectiveness. Topics addressed include HR strategy and policy, the HR professional as an agent for change and strategic architect in creating dynamic and productive organisational environments; developing excellence; improving workforce competency and creating profitable and sustainable organisations.

Educational aims

This topic is the capstone topic of the human resource management specialisation and it aims to integrate and extend the professional and theoretical knowledge and skills provided in earlier topics in the specialisation to align outcomes of the HR capabilities of strategic architects, stakeholder managers and culture and change agents.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify, discuss and apply the theory and practice of strategic human resource management
  2. Identify, discuss and apply the theory and practice of change management
  3. Analyse strategic human resource and change management issues and make recommendations on human resource management actions to contribute to a profitable and sustainable organisation, increase workforce competency and engagement, develop excellence in people management and create a dynamic and productive work environment
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the HR professional in these activities

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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