BFO0240 Human Resource Management Assignment help

The Business School


  1. Module Code BFO0240


  1. Module Title Human Resource Management


  1. Schools involved in delivery The Business School


  1. Name of Course(s)          BA (Hons) Business Management

BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource


BA (Hons) Business Management and Leadership

BA (Hons) Business with Financial Services

BA (Hons) Business with Sustainability

BA (Hons) Business Strategy

BA (Hons) Business Studies

BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship

BA (Hons) International Business

Masters Human Resource Management



  1. Module Leader


  1. Location for delivery Queensgate


  1. Module Type Core


  1. Credit Rating 20


  1. Level Foundation (FHEQ Level 4)


  1. Learning Methods Seminars:                                   48 hours

Guided Independent Study:      152 hours


  1. Pre-requisites None


  1. Recommended Prior Study None


  1. Co-requisites None


  1. Shared Teaching None


  1. Professional Body Requirements None


  1. Barred Combinations None


  1. Graded or Non Graded Graded


  1. Synopsis


The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the fundamentals of human resource management. The module will consider different approaches to the study and practice of human resource management. Using relevant theories, research and case studies, the module will explore the history and development of HRM as a way of managing people in the workplace, look at the role HRM plays within organisations, and the relationship between HRM and other organisational actors (e.g. line managers) and organisational outcomes (e.g. productivity). The module will explore the role of HRM in shaping and managing individuals and groups at work from recruitment through to the termination of the employment relationship.




  1. Outline Syllabus


The module develops students’ knowledge of human resource management and provides an opportunity to develop key critical thinking and writing skills as well as various opportunities to work in groups. This will allow students to experience group work and relate this back to their understanding of employment and organisational dynamics. The module will begin by looking at different approaches to HRM and how these have evolved over time, it will then move to focus on HRM-related topics including recruitment and selection, pay and reward, training and development, employee voice and participation, conflict at work, dignity at work, work-life balance, health and wellbeing, dismissals, and redundancies. The structure of the syllabus will follow the employment relationship from its inception to its end.



  1. Learning Outcomes


            Knowledge and Understanding Outcomes  


On completion of this module students will be able:


  1. To demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts referred to in the outline syllabus, with particular reference to the role and limitations of human resource management as a discipline and in practice.
  2. To demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of critical thinking in relation to the focal topics within the module.
  3. To understand the importance of human resource management in examining the way individuals are, and can be, managed at work, and the impact human resource management has on the experiences of individuals in the workplace.


            Ability Outcomes


On completion of this module students will be able:


  1. To work effectively on an individual and group basis towards the achievement of objectives.
  2. To effectively communicate theories, concepts and related evidence relevant to the content of the module.
  3. Develop academic writing, presentation and critical thinking skills cumulating in the summative assessments within the module to support future progression within the university.


  1. Assessment Strategy


21.1     Formative assessment


Formative assessment will include seminar work on academic writing and reading skills and presentation preparation. Feedback will be provided in workshops on a group and individual basis to support the development of the summative assessments.



21.2     Summative Assessment


            Assessment tasks (including assessment weightings)


The learning outcomes will be assessed by:


  1. A 20 minute group presentation (15 minutes presentation with 5 minutes for questions)

accounting for 40% of the module mark. Learning outcomes: 1-6

Tutor reassessment applies, not anonymously marked.


  1. A reflective PDP portfolio accounting for 10% of the module mark.

Leaning outcomes: 2, 4. 5 and 6

Tutor reassessment applies, not anonymously marked.


  1. A 2 hour exam accounting for 50% of the module mark. Learning outcomes: 1-6

Tutor reassessment does not apply. Anonymously marked, final piece of assessment.



            Assessment Criteria


The assessment criteria are as set out in the University Business School Assessment Guidelines.  The guidelines provide criteria for the assessment of both coursework and examinations.


  1. Learning Strategy


The methods used to achieve these course objectives will include the following:


Teaching and learning centred around a 1 hour weekly lecture to be delivered by lecturer presentation, and a 1 hour weekly seminar involving the use of relevant academic and policy research, case studies and activities of an applied practical nature, discussion, debates and review questions, presentations and formative assessment. Students will be expected to pre-prepare for each seminar based on reading and exercises from the module reading list, University’s VLE support material and additional handouts/readings as specified by the lecturer. Exercises will be used to enable students to solve/discuss problems in relation to the scope and limitations of human resource management as a discipline and in practice. Students will be encouraged through the use of reflective practice to identify skills and knowledge developed through the module and actions for improvement.




Appendix One


Indicative Reading (Latest Editions)


My Reading list for BFO0240



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