MBA 423 Human Resources Management (Elective Course)
The effective management of people has an important bearing on organisational success. The importance of personnel policies and procedures has created opportunity for managers and administrators with expertise in this field. The course provides conceptual and practical skills in areas such as the strategic aspects of human resource management, manpower planning, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, training and development, salary administration and employee benefits. Industrial relations in the context of the South Pacific region is an important theme.
Major Research Project (MRP) - 15%
Students will work in their allocated groups for the major research project (MRP) – which are indicated in the Course Outline. Each group will be required to base their project on arelevant and interesting HRM topic or current issue or company in which the group members have an interest.
A 30 minute group presentation (inclusive of answer and question session) will be made during weeks 10 and 11 of the trimester, as per the brief class timetable on page 7. The group’s power-point presentations, both soft and hard copies, must be submitted to the course facilitator on or before the presentation. A written report (around 20 pages) is required for the MRP - the due date for the report will be agreed to later in class. The class and the facilitator will evaluate each group’s presentation. The class and the facilitator will evaluate each group’s presentation. A blank evaluation form will be made available in class and posted in Moodle. However, the facilitator has the final say in terms of the final marks to be allocated to each group. The criterias to be used as a guide for evaluating the MRP presentations is provided in the blank evaluation form.
Graduate School of Business
Faculty of Business and Economics
University of the South Pacific,
Private Bag, Laucala Campus,
Tel: (679) 323 1391/323 1392
Fax: (679) 323 1397