Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour - CB743

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway Spring
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6 15 (7.5) DR GD Abreu Pederzini


CB697 - Managing People and Teams





The aims of this module are to develop an insight into the key concepts and theories of human resource management (HRM) and organisational behaviour (OB). It will develop in students an understanding of the links between HRM policies and practices and organisational performance, and the factors that influence the management of employees

Content will include:

1) An introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM) and Organisational Behaviour (OB)
2) Strategic HRM
3) Performance Management
4) Strategic Recruitment and Selection
5) Leadership
6) Power, Politics and Decision Making
7) Making the business case for diversity
8) Organisational Culture and International HRM
9) Pay, Performance and Reward
10) Managing Innovation and Change
11) HRM and Ethics


This module appears in:

Contact hours

The module will be taught by lectures, seminars, PC lab seminars and private study.

Total Contact Hours: 21
Private Study Hours: 129

Method of assessment

Main assessment method:
Coursework (100%)

Moodle Test 1 - students will be permitted two attempts (both with randomised multiple-choice questions), being awarded the higher of the two marks: 20%
Moodle Test 2 – One attempt: 20%
Written Report – 3,000 words: 60%

Reassessment method:
Examination 100%

Indicative reading

Core textbook:

Pinto, J.K. (2015). Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage (Global Edition). 4th edn. London: Pearson

Additional reading:

Larson, E.W. (2017). Project Management: the managerial process. 7th edn. New York: McGraw-Hill
Students will also be encouraged to consult selected articles from the following journals:
International Journal of Project Management
International Journal of Managing Projects in Business

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

8. The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Understand the importance of project management for efficient organisational performance, organisational development and business management.
8.2 Critically analyse and reflect upon different approaches to project management and established bodies of knowledge and best practice.
8.3 Evaluate and apply a range of established techniques in the field of project management to the execution of a project.
8.4 Understand and identify the knowledge and skills required for successful project management in organisations.
8.5 Demonstrate understanding, and use, of advanced scheduling and costing software applications

9. The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 Demonstrate the ability to select and apply appropriate theory to practical situations and to understand contemporary challenges.
9.2 Read, understand and produce reports within the discipline.
9.3 Demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility in working and studying independently.
9.4 Demonstrate understanding of, and develop, planning skills using appropriate IT applications.

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