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IB811 - Human Resource Management

  • Module code: IB811
  • Module name: Human Resource Management
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

HRM involves a sensitive multi-disciplinary analysis of the issues. The problems encountered are rarely open to one best way solutions. In most situations, it is possible to argue persuasively for any of a range of different approaches. The test of managerial ability is then the extent to which the implications of the chosen policy have been thought through and the response to possible outcomes anticipated. The aim of the module is, by means of the case studies which comprise eight of the ten lessons, to provide students with the opportunity to develop their ability to choose between and justify choice of policy, not only enabling them to connect their personal situation and experience with general principles and arguments, but also to link analysis to practical situations.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject knowledge and understanding: Understand the key theoretical frameworks used in the analysis of Human Resource Management and appreciate how theory relates to practice.Key Skills: Digest, analyse and summarise complex case studies; Construct and articulate reasoned arguments; Work in groups with others. Cognitive Skills: Critically evaluate the case studies against theory and evidence. Subject-Specific/Professional Skills: Produce written work which conforms with the standard conventions of social science writing.

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours: 7.5 (plus 3 optional); Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 12, 15 or 18 months (depending on start date); Other (please describe):e.g. distance-learning, intensive weekend teaching: Distance Learning plus intensive September Seminar.

Departmental link

https://my.wbs.ac.uk

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: IB811-10)
A1 (Assessed work only) 3500 word Individual Assignment 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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