MGMT308-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Advanced Human Resource Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This course focuses on the application of human resource management strategies and practices in organisational settings. Attention is also given to the role of human resource planning and strategic approaches to human resource management

Creating capability and performance through people is a key issue for all organisations. This course examines some of the specific ways that organisations can achieve this.

The course draws on principles covered in foundation courses such as MGMT207, and other MGMT papers. The content is an advanced exploration of how human resource management strategies and practices are applied in organisational settings. This aims to provide students with both in-depth knowledge of human resource management principles and theory as well as and understanding of how to apply these.

Course Workload
The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT308 is :
• Lectures 24 hours
• Lecture Preparation - 36 hours
• Group Assignment - 57 hours
• Individual Assignment - 36 hours
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

1.   Analyse organisational settings and identify HRM issues that are present, as well as appropriate HRM approaches and interventions.
2.   Show how employee and HRM system issues can be aligned with the overall HRM
strategy of the organisation.
3.   Apply knowledge of HRM systems in developing an organisation's Strategic HR Plan.
4.   Appreciate the human resource implications of internationalising an organisation’s operations.
5.   Discuss global challenges in managing organisation’s Strategic HR, as well as the potential future role of HRM, in the 21st century.
6.   Understand the approaches to managing employee performance and engagement, as well as ways to boost these aspects.
7.   Understand and develop an HR portfolio to succeed in career in HRM.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.




Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Anna Earl

Textbooks / Resources

The assigned readings for each week are available on LEARN

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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