Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1

Course Delivery

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


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   70%
Semester Assessment 2000 Word Essay/Report  30%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   100%

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define the key terms in Human Resource Management.
  • Explain the shift from Personnel Management to Human Resource Management.
  • Determine the key concepts of Human Resource Management.
  • Apply the elements of performance management to a company.
  • Examine Human Resource Management from an international dimension.
  • Determine the case for managing diversity in a company.


The aim of this module is to introduce MBA students to the key concepts related to human resource management. This will equip students with the relevant knowledge to use in a business context, which can be implemented either as an HR specialist, or as a non-HR specialist line manager. The course aims to use practical examples of HR issues, coupled with guest presentations from HR professionals, in order to clarify the linnks between Human Resource Management as an academic discipline and Human Resource Management in organisations.

Brief description

This module is designed to introduce MBA students to the fundamental principles and concepts of human resource management; how these are applied to practical issues such as recruitment, selection and training; and contemporary issues associated with the effective management of human resources in organisations.

Reading List

Should Be Purchased
Beardwell, J., and Claydon, I. (2010) Human Resource Management: A Contemporary Approach Harlow: Prentice Hall Primo search
Recommended Text
Bach, S. (2005) Managing Human Resources: Personnel Management in Transition Oxford: Blackwell Primo search Blyton, P., and Turnbul, P., (2004) The Dynamics of Employee Relations Basingstoke: Macmillan Primo search Colling, T., and Terry, M. (2010) Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice Oxford: Blackwell Primo search Gilmore, S., and Williams, S. (2009) Human Resource Management Oxford: Oxford University Press Primo search Price, A. (2004) Human Resource Management in a Business Context London: Thomson Primo search Rose, E. (2004) Employment Relations Harlow: Prentice Hall Primo search Torrington, D., Taylor, S., and Hall, L. (2007) Human Resource Management Harlow: Prentice Hall Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7