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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 3038

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
100244

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

To develop knowledge about the central themes and debates within strategic human resource management and skills in identifying appropriate strategic HRM responses to organisational challenges.

Course content

Introduction to debates about strategy. Implications of the following for organisational HR decision-making and approach: contingency, best-practice approaches to HR policy and practice; resource-based view of the firm; industrial organisation; developmental vs instrumental approaches. Types of strategic fit. Issues in business-HR integration. Assessment of environmental and organisational context. Relationship between operational HR activities and strategic HRM outcomes. Measurement of HR performance. Workforce planning: recruitment and retention; management of change.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BUSS 2043 Foundations of Human Resource Management
BUSS 3023 Strategic Management

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours x n/a

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Essay 1500 words 30% N/A
Case study 3000 words 70% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Essay 1500 words 30% N/A
Case study 3000 words 70% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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