Unit aim

This unit develops an understanding of factors affecting labour supply and demand in a local and global context. More specifically, the factors affecting the current labour markets conditions such as globalisation, an aging population, skill shortages and the changing nature of work are discussed.

Unit content

Topic 1: The history of work: Classical, behavioural, and modern approaches to management.
Topic 2: Introduction to fundamentals of the contemporary workforce.
Topic 3: An overview of HRM: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, attracting, developing and maintaining a quality workforce.
Topic 4: International management and Globalisation and its effect upon labour and capital. The impact of multinationals on conflict between economic nationalism and economic internationalism and culture across individual's community and global diversity.
Topic 5: Motivation and rewards theories, the meaning of work for individuals, job design and stress, generational cohorts and the aging population.
Topic 6: Skill shortages and global competition for highly skilled labour.
Topic 7: Communicating effectively and resolving conflict.
Topic 8: Managing change at the organisational and individual level. Changing nature of work.
Topic 9: Leading a multi-generational workforce, and the implication of emotional intelligence and gender leadership.
Topic 10: Sustainable operations and service management. The role of HR practices in supporting managers effectively.

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

  • Schermerhorn, J et al., 2011, Management, 4th Asia-Pacific edn, Wiley, Milton, QLD.

Session 3

  • Schermerhorn, J et al., 2011, Management, 4th Asia-Pacific edn, Wiley, Milton, QLD.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board20%
Essay40%
Exam: closed book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board20%
Essay40%
Exam: closed book40%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Discussion board20%
Essay40%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

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