Unit aim

This unit aims to give HR practitioners and line managers the knowledge and skills to engage in strategic human resource planning in the context of the major human resource functions, to develop a business case to support strategic judgements and to advocate strategic approaches to organisational stakeholders. As the unit deals with concepts and skills related to other HR units, the unit also aims to give students research-related skills to more fully engage with course content and assessment and is recommended that students they undertake this unit early in their HR studies.

Unit content

  1. Understanding the Organisation's Business and the Role of Strategy for Organisations (private and public sector and NGOs).
  2. Strategic Planning Models and Processes
    • resource-based view
    • research skills.
  3. Vertical and Horizontal Fit of HRM Processes in Organisational Strategy.
  4. The Role of HR Activities and Design of the HR Function - research skills.
  5. The Role of the HR Professional: Ethics and Practice
  6. The Role of Human Resource Metrics and Information Systems.
  7. The Politics of HR Strategy.
  8. Developing and Advocating a Business Case for Strategic HRM Interventions.
  9. Contemporary Issues in SHRM in the Asia Pacific
  10. Critical Evaluation of SHRM

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Boxall, P & Purcell, J, 2011, Strategy and Human Resource Management, 3rd edn, Palgrave Macmillan, London.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Hong Kong

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Essay30%
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

Malaysia - Sarawak INTI

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Essay30%
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Essay30%
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Essay30%
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay30%
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Essay30%
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Essay30%
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

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