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MGMT7014 - Managing Human Capital

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Title:Managing Human Capital
Long Title:Managing Human Capital
Module Code:MGMT7014
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CAROLINE O REILLY
Module Author: AILEEN COTTER
Module Description: This module explores the importance of successfully managing and developing employees in organsiations. The human resource function is discussed and its impact on the organisation with specific reference being made to the individual, diversity in organisations and the impact of ethics and ethical behaviour on successful business performance. Finally, HRM plans are investigated from different perspectives.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the importance and influence of individuals in organisations.
LO2 Discuss the increasing diversity of the workforce and the increasing globalisation of business.
LO3 Discuss the role of Human Resource Management in business and its key processes and practices.
LO4 Explain and differentiate human resource plans based on different organisation types and employment models.
LO5 Debate the importance of ethical behaviour in business.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
None
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Individuals in Organisations
Personality, Attitudes, Perception and Creativity of individuals. Need based and Process-based theories of motivation, Job Design, Empowerment.
Workforce Diversity
Emergence of International Business, Dimensions of Diversity, Managing the Multicultural Organisation, Workforce of the Future.
Human Resource Management
Origins and Evolution of the Human Resource Function, Contemporary Human Resource Management, Goals of HRM. Role and Responsibility of Human Resource Managers in Strategic Decision Making.
Human Resource Activities
Human Resource Planning and Job analysis, Recruitment and Selection, Rewards, Performance Management, Training and Development.
Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Ethics defined, Business Ethics, Ethical concerns, Code of Ethics, Social Responsibility, Relationship between Individuals, Business, Government and Lobby groups.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Group project & Presentation. For example analysing the human resource activities within chosen organisations. 3,4 30.0 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture In class delivery of course material and case discussion 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture In class delivery of course material and case discussion 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed study 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • P. Gunnigle, M. Morley & N. Heraty 2011, Human Resource Management in Ireland, 4th Ed., Gill and Macmillan Ireland [ISBN: 9780717149797]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • R. Lussier 2016, Human Relations in Organisations: Applications & Skill Building, 9th Ed., McGraw Hill [ISBN: 9780078029202]
  • G. Moorhead and R. Griffin 2014, Organisational Behaviour: Managing People and Organisations, 11th Ed., Cengage [ISBN: 9781133626695]
  • S. Taylor 2010, Resourcing & Talent Management, 5th Ed., CIPD [ISBN: 9781843982517]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Journal Human Resource Management Journal
  • Journal Personnel Review
  • Journal Human Resource Journal
  • Journal Business Ethics: A European Review
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BACCT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting 4 Mandatory
CR_BACCT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting 6 Group Elective 4
CR_BACCT_7 Bachelor of Business in Accounting 6 Group Elective 4
CR_BACCT_7 Bachelor of Business in Accounting 4 Mandatory
CR_BACCT_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting 3 Mandatory

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