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MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management

Short Description: Foundations of HRM
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 4
ASCED code : 080303 - Human Resource Management
Grading basis : Graded

Other Requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


This course provides an introduction to human resource management (HRM) that allows students to develop a conceptual understanding of the HRM profession by presenting an overview of the principles, theories and practices related to HRM. The overarching focus of the course is to inform students about how the human resources component positively contributes to the core business by cultivating the organisation's competitive advantage and sustainable value, whether the organisation be a small, medium or large business, or operating as either private or public enterprise. Students will initially explore the linkage between HRM and organisational strategy. For this purpose, the course concentrates on the pervasive influence of strategic human resource management (SHRM) on the HRM functions. After establishing the influence of strategy on the HRM function, the course proceeds to provide students with foundation knowledge across an array of HRM operational responsibilities such as work health and safety, talent management, employment relations, international human resource management and diversity, and HRM into the future.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Date printed 9 December 2021