Strategic People Management - BUSN9410

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 7 15 (7.5) Samantha Evans checkmark-circle


The focus of the module is on the strategic aspects of managing people within an organisational context. Specifically, the module will focus on the following key topic areas:

Human resource management, strategy, and corporate performance
Managing and motivating individual and group performance
Employee engagement, involvement and participation
Managing diversity
Employee resourcing
Employee relations
Job and work design
Organisational design and development
Individual development and careers
Managing knowledge and talent in organisations
Ethical and sustainable approaches to people management


Contact hours

Contact hours: 36
Private Study: 114
Total hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Group presentation, 15 min (20%)
Individual report, 3,000 words (80%)

Reassessment methods
100% coursework.

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

- Critically assess and evaluate the key concepts, theories, policies and procedures that are commonly used by organisations in managing diverse stakeholder groups.
- Critically identify the links between HRM strategies and policies and the broader issues of innovation, creation and growth of new ventures, sustainable organisational performance and the business environment in differing organisational settings, including international HRM.
- Critically evaluate the roles of non-HRM specialists in the management of people
- Develop a systematic understanding of the organisational processes relevant for employment of people in a variety of work settings
- Develop a systematic understanding of ethical and responsible approaches to people management

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Critically analyse and solve problems systematically and creatively
- Self-manage work in a complex and interdisciplinary context
- Develop the ability to learn through critical reflection on practice and experience
- Be self-aware, identify areas for self-improvement and generate solutions autonomously
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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