HRM4003D Human Resource Management

Academic Year 2021/2022

The course will provide students with no previous knowledge or experience of Human Resource Management (HRM) with an understanding of key issues and debates in the field of HRM at present. HRM is concerned with the management of people within organisations in a range of marketeconomies. Instead of the passive or reactive approaches to staffing that characterised personnel and industrial relations management previously, there has emerged a new movement to develop proactive strategies that link staff management with the wider business strategies. Topics covered include: Strategic HRM, HR Planning, Recruitment & Selection; Training,

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:
Explain the origins of HRM as a `distinctive and strategic' approach to the management of people.
Illustrate the use of alternative policy options for the management of human resources using examples.
Critically assess the contribution of HR theory to the management of employees in organisations.
Recognise ethical and social responsibility issues in the business environment and examinme ehthical and legal implications of managerial decisions and their effect on organisational stakeholders.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will attend classes for this module and have the opportunity to engage in active learning during these sessions. There will be in-class discussion and group work to analyse module concepts. Where appropriate, the module will incorporate case based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Human Resource Management (HRM4001D)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Group assignment Unspecified n/a Graded No


Assignment: Individual assignment Unspecified n/a Graded No


Assignment: Final project Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.

Name Role
Dr Orna O'Brien Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mrs Suzanne Carthy Tutor
Ms Louisa Meehan Tutor
Dr Julius Nyiawung Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - -2, 0, 8 Fri 14:00 - 17:15
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 4 Sat 13:15 - 16:30