Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 16 x 2 hous
Seminars / Tutorials 2 x 2 hours


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 3500-4000 word report  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of coursework  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module stduents should be able to:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Understand the key elements of Human Resource Management within an organisational context.

Understand the importance of performance management.

Outline the regulatory and organistaional environment in which HRM operates.

Explain the importance of effectively managing and developing human resources within an organistaion.


To equip students with an understanding of the importance of fostering and developing a strategic approach to the acquisition, management and motivation of people in the organisation. To provide knowledge and an understanding of how to establish, maintain and develop HRM systems within the organisation.

Brief description

MMM1210 is a 10 credit module that will be core to the MIM programmes. The focus will be on how to effectively manage the human resources in today's organisation. Some of the main systems and processes used to effectively manage people and to improve performance will be studied as well as the managerial and organisational context in which HRM operates.


The context and purposes of HRM
Resourcing the organisation
Recruitment, selection and retention of staff
Training, Learning and Development
The regulatory framework
Rewarding people
Appraising and Managing Performance
Managing Organistional Renewal

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Verbal communication skills will be developed during the seminars and lectures. Written communication during the seminars and assessment. There will be an emphasis on developing communication skills in the context of the managerial role in which they will one day operate.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will be introduced to the importance of learning and performance management during the module, with relevance to both the individual and the organisation.
Information Technology The Internet along with on-line reference libraries will be used for both research and completion of the course work.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will be introduced to the importance of personal development and career planning during the module, with relevance to both the individual and the organisation.
Problem solving Students will be introduced to a number of HR related problems faced by HR managers during this module. They will be expected to both understand the issues surrounding these problems and to provide solutions for them.
Research skills Students will be required to research HR issues both practical and theoretical and to demonstrate an understanding of the issues researched.

Reading List

General Text
(2005.) International human resource management :theory and practice /edited by Mustafa Ozbilgin. Palgrave Macmillan Primo search Bratton, John. (1994.) Human Resource Management : Theory and Practice /John Bratton and Jeffrey Gold. Macmillan P. Primo search
Should Be Purchased
Beardwell, I., Holden, L., Claydon, T (2007) Human Resource Management; A contemporary approach 5th edition Prentice Hall Primo search
Recommended Text
Hendry, C Strategic Human Resource Management Heinemann Primo search McKenna, E., and Beech, N Human resource management: A concise analysis Prentice Hall Primo search Storey, J Human Resource Management, A critical Text Thomson Learning Primo search Torrington, D., Hall, L., and Taylor, S (2005) Human Resource Management 5th Edition Prentice Hall Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7