Postgraduate Course: Strategic Management Concepts and Applications (EDUA11277)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
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|Taught in Gaelic?
|Human resource (HR) professionals and managers operate within increasingly complex and changing organisational and contextual circumstances, whether in the market, public or 'third' sectors and whatever the size of their organisations or the types of goods or services these enterprises produce for their customers or clients. This course provides learners, first, with an understanding of the principal internal and external environmental contexts of contemporary organisations, including the managerial and business context, within which managers, HR professionals and workers interact in conditions of environmental turbulence, change and uncertainty. Second, the course examines how those leading organisations respond to these dynamic environmental contexts. Third, the course indicates how leaders in organisations, and those in the HR function, and line managers with HR responsibilities, need to recognise and acknowledge that corporate decisions and HR choices are not always shaped by managers alone. They are also shaped by internal and external forces beyond their immediate control. Having studied this course, learners will be aware that managers and HR professionals in different types of organisation (small, large, national, global), in responding to their internal, business and external environmental contexts, not only have opportunities and choices when taking organisational and HR decisions but also face some constraints on their autonomy in determining their futures. This course explores the implications for professional practice and provides opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional development.
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|On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. 1 Contemporary organisations and their principal environments.
2 The managerial and business environment within which HR professionals work.
2. 3 How organisational and HR strategies are shaped by and developed in response to internal and external environmental factors.
3. 4 The market and competitive environments of organisations and how organisational leaders and the HR function respond to them.
4. 5 Globalisation and international forces and how they shape and impact on organisational and HR strategies and HR practices.
6 Demographic, social and technological trends and how they shape and impact on organisational and HR strategies and HR practices.
5. 7 Government policy and legal regulation and how these shape and impact on organisational and HR strategies and HR practices
|Opportunities will be taken during the course to use activities as a basis for formative assessment both to establish a basis of conceptual understanding for the summative task and to provide course members with opportunities to check their own progress.
An Assignment Comprising a review of relevant literature and a theoretically informed and analytical case study of an appropriate organisation (4,000 words maximum)
|strategy management human resources learning
|Mr Peter Evans
Tel: (0131 6)51 6345
|Mrs Susan Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 6573