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STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCES Course Booklet Semester 2a 2011/2012 MBA Option Course

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Course Details .................................................................................................... 3 Course Description and Objectives .................................................................... 3 Learning Outcomes ............................................................................................ 4 Planned Student Learning Experiences ............................................................. 4 Teaching Approach............................................................................................. 4 Assessment ........................................................................................................ 4 Feedback ............................................................................................................ 6 Guidelines for Formatting and Handing in Assessed Work: ............................... 6 Failure to Attempt or Complete Assessed Coursework or an Examination ........ 7 Exam Arrangements for Disabled Students........................................................ 7 Plagiarism Statement.......................................................................................... 7 Appeals............................................................................................................... 7 Consultation........................................................................................................ 7 Course Monitoring Surveys ................................................................................ 8 Required Text(s) ................................................................................................. 8 Course Website .................................................................................................. 8 Advised Preparatory Work.................................................................................. 8 Course Lecturer .................................................................................................. 8 Study Programme............................................................................................... 9 Lecture Outlines and Readings ........................................................................ 10 Exam Papers .................................................................................................... 10 Appendix 1: Further Reading............................................................................ 10

Putting you at the heart of business

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Strategic Human Resources

Course Details
Course Code: Title: College: School: Course Organiser: Contact Hours: Semester: Lectures: Tutorials: BUST11068 Strategic Human Resources Humanities and Social Science The University of Edinburgh Business School Professor Nic Beech 2a

This is a 10-credit course. As per the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF), this means that it should entail 100 hours of student effort. For example: Contact hours 9 x 2 hour lectures plus 1 group presentation 8 x 1 hour tutorials 9 x 5 hours in advance of lecture 8 x 2 hours in advance of tutorial 35 hours research and group discussion 12 hours writing up contribution to group report 15 hours work on individual essay Total 19 8 45 16 35 12 15 150 student effort hours

Preparatory reading Tutorial work Assignments

Course Description and Objectives
Course Overview The way that people are managed is fundamental to the success (or otherwise) of organisations. There is increasing research evidence to show that effective and positive human resource management underpins the performance of both commercial enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. In particular, emphasis is placed upon the ability and willingness of employees to be flexible, to develop appropriate skills and knowledge and to work effectively with the needs of customers or service users uppermost in their minds. The people employed by an...
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