Open University

Open University

Strategic Human Resource Management (BB845)

This course explores the premise that the astute management of people can improve competitive performance; in addition to developing strategic thinking about human resources management (HRM) policies and issues, the course is designed, through media such as learning activities, online collaboration and readings, to encourage students to engage critically with both theory and practice; the aim is to promote reflection and, through practice-based and online learning, enable students to both understand and influence strategic human resources management (SHRM); students learn to: articulate and evaluate the ideas, principles and issues that are central to SHRM; draw appropriately on theories, models and case studies in the area of SHRM and compare and contrast their use in organisational practice; critically appraise examples and solutions for the management of people; think creatively about the different dimensions of SHRM and how they impact upon each other and upon the business; appreciate the internal and external factors which can affect people management strategies; anticipate some of the changes in work and organisations that will impact upon the HRM function into the future; work collaboratively with others and engage in debates and discussions about SHRM; find, review and evaluate a variety of information relevant to topics in SHRM; compile reports that are robust in both intellect and practice-relevant terms; make appropriate use of ICT.

Entry requirements

Students need to have already completed MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice (B716) and the compulsory stage 2 module corporate finance (B831); students should also have completed or be currently studying the compulsory stage 2 module the dynamics of strategy (B835); students whose 1st language is not English require an international English language test system (IELTS) score of 6.5.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months

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Distance Learning

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