Module Identifier MMM1210  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Sharon J Williams  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   2 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours. 2 x 2 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment 3000-4000 word report100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of coursework 

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Define the key terms in Human Resource Management

Apply the elements of Human Resource Management to a company situation

Understand and apply the importance of High Performance working to a company situation

Explain the regulatory and organisational environment in which HRM operates

Explain the importance of effectively managing and developing the human resource within an organisation


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
Recruitment, selection and retention of staff
Training, Learning and Development
The regulatory framework
Leadership and Team Performance
High Performance Organisations
Appraising and Managing Performance
Managing Organisational Renewal

Module Skills

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.  
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.  
Team work A personal analysis of the student's preferred team role as well as the theory behind team effectiveness will be included in the module.  
Information Technology The Internet along with on-line reference libraries will be used for both research and completion of the course work.  
Application of Number Students will have the opportunity to apply some of their statistical knowledge (gained during other modules) during their project assessment.  
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.  

Reading Lists

** General Text
(2005.) International human resource management :theory and practice /edited by Mustafa Ozbilgin. Palgrave Macmillan 0333993233PBK
Bratton, John. (1994.) Human Resource Management : Theory and Practice /John Bratton and Jeffrey Gold. Macmillan P. 0333588770
** Recommended Text
Beardwell, I., Holden, L., Claydon, T (2004) Human Resource Management; A contemporary approach 4th edition. Prentice Hall
Hendry, C Strategic Human Resource Management Heinemann
McKenna, E., and Beech, N Human resource management: A concise analysis Prentice Hall
Storey, J Human Resource Management, A critical Text Thomson Learning
Torrington, D., Hall, L., and Taylor, S (2005) Human Resource Management 5th Edition. Prentice Hall


This module is at CQFW Level 7