MGMT611-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management (HRM)

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 examines contemporary issues in human resource management (HRM). We look at applying HRM-related theory, processes, and interventions, as ways in which HRM can exert a positive influence on how organisations function. We use readings, case studies, and engagement with practitioners to provide a highly interactive learning experience.

This course examines contemporary issues in managing people in organisations (HRM). In a context of rapid, disruptive change, a key challenge for leaders is to build high performing organisations that can quickly adapt to new situations. This capacity is developed through people-related processes. We look at applying theory, processes, and interventions in order to produce positive changes in how organisations function. The course includes developing skills for diagnosing organisational opportunities and challenges, and interventions to enable building adaptive capacity in people and organisations.

The estimated workload breakdown of this course is as follows:
Lectures 24 hours
Lecture and workshop Preparation 60 hours
First assignment 33 hours
Self-directed project 33 hours
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

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

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.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department

Equivalent Courses


Course Coordinator

Bernard Walker


Sanna Malinen

Textbooks / Resources

Provided on Learn

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,037.00

* 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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