Modules (60 credits):
Year 1 Modules:
AD5841: Engaging in Professional Human Resource Practice (5 credits)
· Role and professional stakeholder analysis of the HR professional - social capital and social network analysis
· Project and time management skill sets
· Analytical and critical thinking approaches and techniques
· Communication skills and relationship management
· Effective team dynamics
· Influencing, persuading and negotiating with others to achieve meaningful role outcomes
· CPD - rationale, self-appraisal and routes for acquiring impactful knowledge, skills and abilities
· Self-reflection and personal development planning methods.
AD5842: Managing the HR Function (10 credits)
· Assessing different models of HR delivery e.g. Ulrich's model
· Exploring the relationship between line managers and HR professionals
· Selling the HR proposition to senior management in an organisation
· Managing the organisational objectives within the HR function's remit of responsibility
· The evolution of HR's objectives in the contemporary environment
· Criteria and methods used to evaluate the contribution of the HR function and its policies and practices
· The role of HR in the successful delivery of change management
· The business case for managing the HR function in a professional, ethical and just manner
· Equality, diversity, work-life balance, justice and dignity at work policies
· Relationship between HR practices and organisational outcomes
· High performance working and human capital.
AD5843: Contemporary Developments in Employee Relations (10 credits)
· Unitarist and pluralist approaches
· Economic and psychological contract perspectives in employment relations
· Nature of employment relations - changing power and authority
· Sources of employment relations legislation
· Trade union recognition
· Management styles in employment relations
· Contemporary developments in trade union membership and organisation
· Role and impact of government policy and EU Directives on employment relations
· Differentiating between employee involvement, participation, partnership, information giving and consultation
· Union and non-union forms of employee representation
· Conflict and mis-behaviour - official and unofficial industrial action
· Trends in types of employment relations conflict and industrial sanctions
· Effective grievance and disciplinary procedures and execution
· Third party conciliation, mediation and arbitration.
AD5850: Employment Law (5 credits)
· Employment regulation and individual employment legislation
· Enforcing employment law - roles of tribunals and courts system
· Case settlement during formal legal procedures
· Principles of discrimination law in recruitment and selection and employment
· Business transfer - requirements in law
· Major statutory rights of workers - pay, leave and working time etc
· Health and Safety law - major requirements
· Constructive dismissal law
· Discipline and grievance hearings.
AD5851: Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective (Part 1) (5 credits)
Identifying a business issue / problem that is of strategic relevance to the organisation.
Analysing trends, patterns and metrics in HR data.
Conducuting a Literature Review and formulating a research question.
Research methodologies - quantitative and qualitative methods.
Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis.
Generating business focused reports on HR issues.
AD5852: Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective (Part 2) (5 credits)
Refining the research question and developing a business case for research
Gaining access and conducting an investigation into an area of HR or business practice
Dissemination of research - generating business focused reports on HR issues
Presenting a viable and realistic business case for improvement.
MG5806: Contemporary Reward Management (5 credits)
Aligning reward strategy with the business, HR and organisational strategy
Reward in context - the reward environment and labour market, trends in pay - national and international
Managing reward schemes - reward policies
Skill set of the reward specialist
Pay determination - base and variable
Traditional and flexible approaches to reward
Introduction to job evaluation
Benefits - bonus and shared schemes
Performance related reward
Global aspects to reward - trends, international comparisons and employee mobility
Reward risk management
Equality and remuneration.
MG5807: Business Issues and the Context of Human Resource Management (10 credits)
· Types of organisations and the role of management within them
· Variations in HR function between organisations and between different sectors
· Business performance, market and competitive context and the change management agenda
· Demographic, social and technological trends affecting organisations
· Globalisation and international factors affecting organisations
· Forces shaping the role, agenda and contribution of HR to organisational effectiveness and functionality at all levels - strategic business planning to operational logistics.
· Organisational and business analysis - techniques and sources of data
· Putting strategies, policies and plans into action in an organisation.
MG5817: Contemporary Developments in Human Resource Development (5 credits)
Introduction to HRD
The Process of HRD Cycle: Learning needs identification
The Process of HRD Cycle: Designing HRD activities
The Process of HRD Cycle: Delivering HRD activities
The Process of HRD Cycle: Evaluation of HRD
Career development and HRD
Management and leadership development