Human Resource Management Business Report - CB9072

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Canterbury
(version 2)
Yearlong 7 45 (22.5) DR M Wyatt checkmark-circle

Overview

This module provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate the ability to diagnose and investigate a complex business issue from an HR perspective, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice.

The applied nature of the report requires a critical evaluative approach, empirical investigation and analysis and a combination of academic research and business report writing skills. It requires reflection on the implications for professional practice from an ethical, professional and continuous professional development standpoint, including an account of what has been learned during the project and how this can be applied in the future.

Details

This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 8
Private study hours: 442
Total study hours: 450

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Project (12000 – 15000 words) (100%)

Reassessment method:
100% project

Indicative reading

Anderson, V. (2013) Research Methods in Human Resource Management (3rd Ed). London: CIPD

Blumberg, B., Cooper, D.R., and P.S. Schindler (2014), Business Research Methods, 4th European Ed, London: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 139780077129972

Cameron, S., and Price, D. (2009). Business Research Methods: A Practical Approach. London: CIPD

Horn, R. (2012). Researching and Writing Dissertations: A complete guide for business and management students. London: CIPD

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Identify and justify a business issue that is of strategic relevance to the organisation.
- Critically analyse and discuss existing literature, contemporary HR policy and practice relevant to the chosen issue.
- Undertake analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative data.
- Draw realistic and appropriate conclusions and make recommendations based on costed options.
- Produce a report in the required format that integrates and communicates knowledge gained from the MSc in HRM programme.
- Understand what has been learned during the project and how this can be applied in the future.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the relative merits of different research methods and their relevance to different situations.
- Undertake a systematic analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative information and present the results in a clear and consistent format.
- Write a reflective account of what has been learned during the project and how this can be applied in the future.

Notes

  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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