Learning and teaching
You will develop a range of other skills through:
- attending programmes in interviewing and presentation skills
- designing and carrying out independent research, including writing research proposals, qualitative and quantitative data analysis (including using SPSS) and reporting
- data collection and analysis of group effectiveness and member well-being through log-book recording of syndicate group interaction
- report-writing, data presentation and group facilitation
- multi-cultural teamwork and presentations in group work.
You will cover key areas of HR professional practice, including:
- contracts of employment, discrimination, employment termination, health and safety at work
- strategic HR, employee resourcing, employee development, employee relations, employee involvement and participation, work motivation
- selection and assessment methods, job performance measurement, reward management and career management
- organisational change, change management strategies and minimising work-related stress
- organisational leadership, individual, group and organisational functioning
- diversity management, HR management of expatriates and HR issues in international business alliances.
Other business areas covered include:
- business performance standards (including profitability, investment and efficiency) , costing and budgeting
- cash flow forecasting, profit and loss statements, balance sheets
- market analysis and planning, strategy development and marketing mix policies.
You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the course is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a project.
Dr Matthew Carter
Dr Matthew Carter is a Senior Research Fellow with a background in Work & Organisational Psychology with extensive experience in quantitative methodology gained from coordinating the NHS National Staff Survey, in conjunction with the organisational sponsor the Care Quality Commission, between 2003 and 2011.