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C84SMH Strategic and Human Resource Management
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Students registered on MSc Management Psychology option for Work and Organisational Psychology and post-graduate courses Institute of Work, Health and Organisations  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  

What is Strategy: Basic concepts and a short case study

Strategy as positioning: Environmental analysis, industry analysis and generic strategies. (Case Study) The resource based view of the firm. Resources and capabilities; core competencies, strategic intent and corporate imagination. (Case Study).

Strategic human resource management: open and closed models. HRM practices. (Case Study), International strategic human resource management.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 5 weeks1 per week4 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
.Contact time: 18 hours self-managed learning groups: 10 hours Personal study: 72 hours

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 1 x 3000 word assignment on an organisation of the student 

Mr J Richards

Education Aims:  To provide an introduction and understanding of the nature of strategic management with particular focus on the issues of strategy formulation and implementation. It aims to equip participants with the skills of strategic thinking. At the end of the module participants should be able to; subject the concepts of strategic management to critical analysis; analyse the environment facing organisations; formulate competitive and development strategies drawing on relevant concepts and taking into account broader stakeholder issues; demonstrate an awareness of the factors that must be considered in developing an effective human resource management strategy.

Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

Intellectual skills
This module develops:Professional practical skills
This module develops:Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:

Offering School:  Medicine

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